Robin's Photos

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Medellin

Jun 29, 2015

  • This was on the way to Medellín, the bus stopped here for folks to get food. The walls are covered with portraits of famous scientists!
  • Close up of some of the portraits in this random cafeteria.
  • This is the first building Pablo Escobar bought in Medellín. It's going to be turned into offices for the police department soon.
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  • The graves of Pablo Escobar and close family.
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  • The complex at the top of the photo is the "prison" that Pablo Escobar had built for himself as part of a deal with the government. He continued to run his drug empire from here until Colombia, international pressure, passed a constitutional amendment that would allow is his extradition.
  • The car Pablo Escobar used to bring Cocaine into Colombia when he was first starting out.
  • This is a bullet hole in the window of a house that belonged to Pablo Escobar's mother. Years after Pablo's death, a group of armed men came to house try to find buried money they believed is still there. The police showed up and they were killed in a shootout.
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  • One of the metrocable stations.
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  • The building at the top of the picture and it's grounds are a "library park," sort of like a community center and library in one.
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  • Apparently this is some sort of community center for meetings.
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  • Looking down at the escalators we just came up.
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  • This is in the Medelliín botanical gardens.
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  • The water museum. I didn't go in, but I thought it was an interesting concept for a museum.
  • Kids playing in the fountains in front of the planetarium.
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