Memories of a walk around Calle 106 Park and its surroundings
I should have shared this walk several weeks ago, but for one reason or another, I hadn't done it.
It's a little walk through a park we had in front of the B&B where we stayed during our stay in Bogotá a couple of months ago.
And I have added some additional information about the area where we were staying. My partner in the stroll, as we used to do when he was here in Caracas, is my son. So this is a special walk in my memories since it was one of the last ones we did before he left to study abroad.
Calle 106 Park
The park we had in front of our lodging is known as Parque Calle 106. It is located between Calle 106 and Carrera 15.
For this walk, we enter through the main entrance of the park located on Carrera 15. Although the park can be accessed from any part of its perimeter as it is completely open.
It has many paths. It is very wooded, and everything was quite green, but I was struck by the fact that around this tree that makes a kind of roundabout, there were many dry bushes. I don't know why, as Bogotá is very green because it rains so often.
Our walk was in the middle of the afternoon, and there were not many people in the park.
It has a children's play area.
Something that caught my attention was that on one side of the park, the vegetation was made up of very tall trees. As if they had been taken from a small forest.
But there were also some tropical beauties like these Calliandra flowers.
There were also several feathered friends. And they were not pigeons. From what I found out, thanks to my friend Google Lens, this bird is called Black Thrush (Zorzal Negro), and they are common to the Andean subtropical region. I loved the striking orange beak.
We wandered around, picking flowers and dry leaves from the grass.
We met more feathered friends along the way.
There were some very striking trees, like the leafy Tecoma tree in the picture with its yellow flowers.
And we went out to one of the perimeter roads.
The surroundings and the gorgeous flowers
This is what the streets around the park look like.
And outside the buildings, there were flower boxes with beautiful flowers. As these Amarylis and pink Hibiscus. And looking at them makes me think of #alwaysaflower.
The area where we were staying was very residential but had Carrera 15 nearby, which is a big commercial avenue. But the best thing was that only three blocks away was Calle 109, known for the number of beauty salons and barber shops that are there. Also, other shops and some nice places to eat and have a coffee are located on 109 Street.
One of the hairdressers had Hollywood Boulevard-style stars on the pavement, one with the name of the singer Shakira on it.
Outside another shop, there was a representation of the Pixar character Mike Wazowski carrying some luggage. And every time we passed by, we joked that this is what my son would look like on his trip, and he probably did.
Eating at La Cesta
Among the cafes on 109th Street, we liked La Cesta. We went there on another occasion, not the day of the walk. But I'll take the chance to share the experience.
My husband and son had hamburgers, but I opted for a roast beef sandwich served on tasty rye bread. For dessert a yummy apple pie, with coffee. And the coffee was really good.
That's all for today's walk. Some memories of the surroundings of the place where we stayed during our stay in Colombia. It was away from the most tourist and nightlife area of the city, but I would choose it again without hesitating if I had to go back to Bogotá.
This is my post for this week's #wednesdaywalk challenge hosted by @tattoodjay in collaboration with #makemesmile hosted by @elizacheng.
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That was a beautiful place to walk around and a special one shared with your son 🥰
Amaryllis grows outside in your country? That’s nice! I need to take them indoors when it gets cold
Hi Monika! In Caracas, I haven't seen Amaryllis in outdoor gardens, the climate is hot here. But Bogotá (Colombia) which is where I photographed this one has a cold climate all year round without being extreme.
Ah, I see. Maybe that’s the key. I’m not even sure why it surprises me - of course, every flower someone grows indoors must be able to grow outdoors somewhere in the world or else how would we even have it? 🤷🏻♀️😅
That's right, sis 🌸🌹🌻
A beautiful, well-kept, clean park.
That star on the boulevard confuses anyone's location.
The Pixar character looks great.
Actually everything looks beautiful and taken care of.
Yes, it was a nice area of the city. We walked around the area even at night. And unlike other parts of the city we visited, we felt quite safe there.
Such a beautiful park and walk @coquicoin 😊 so much to see.
That’s great there was a star on the pavement. Nice to see it in different areas. Beautiful flowers 🌸
The restaurant looks cute and the food delicious.
I like it when I go off the beaten path, away from the tourists.
Have a wonderful evening 👋🏻😎🌺
Thank you, Jackie. When I visit a place, I like to get away from the tourist area too and mingle with the locals.
Have a lovely day when you wake up 😊😎🌱
You are welcome @coquicoin we do too, best way to get to know an area. Just mingle with the locals.
All new adventures 🤩
Thank you so much, will do my best. You too have a lovely day when you wake up 👋🏻☀️🤗
Thank you, Jackie 😎🌻
You are welcome 👋🏻😊🌸🌼
Glad to see feathered friends again.. Hehe.. A nice place to have a walk
It was nice. Thank you for passing by 🪶😊
Sure looks such a beautiful park to explore and enjoy and preparing this post must have brought back pleasant memories of walking there with your son
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They are pleasant memories, no doubt, and it's great to have Hive to keep them.
My pleasure to join Wednesday Walk. Have a nice day :)
Very clean and calm environment
Thank you for stopping by:)
Thank you for the tour sis through your beautiful photos :) This must be very memorable for you as you have spent time and bonding with your son. The place looks peaceful and lovely. The Pixar character made me giggle hehe.
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Haha, sis! We also giggled every time we passed by the Mike Wazowski !LOLZ
Have a nice evening, amiga 😊
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Hehe, I can imagine sis :)
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Beautiful garden, very natural and cozy, you seem to really enjoy this atmosphere ma'am, and there is one thing that caught my attention here, the bird, is it a starling
No, the bird is a Black Trush. They are birds native to the American continent.
Oh I think it's a starling, it's very similar because
Sure looks a great place to walk around. What else one needs other than a clean, beautiful park? Nice blog!
Thanks for sharing, dear.🙂
Thank you very much and you're welcome 😊