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A New NYC Attraction That I Have To See!

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I’m always looking for things to see and do around the NYC area. This could be as simple as checking out a new restaurant or visiting a park with the kids.

If public or quirky art is something you like, then a new sculpture in NYC should be high on your list of things to see if you happen to find yourself in the area. Continue reading A New NYC Attraction That I Have To See!

Old Boots Sculpture- Cartagena, Colombia

Before going to visit the Fort of San Felipe in Cartagena, I was checking out the souvenirs being sold outside. After making small talk in my very limited Spanish with some of the locals, one guy told my wife and I to go around the corner to see the “zapatos”. We weren’t looking to buy shoes but figured it was worth the five minute walk to see what the guy was talking about.
After walking to the back of the fort, this is what we saw:a girl sitting on a statue of a shoeThe sculpture seems to be a popular stop for locals and tourists. I hadn’t seen anything about it online or in my guide book but was glad this guy told us to go check it out. It definitely made for a fun photo-op!a man standing in a statue of a shoea woman sitting on a statue of a shoeThe sculpture was made to commemorate local poet Luis Carlos Lopez. He spent most of his life in Cartagena and wrote a poem to honor the city . Right next to the statue is a plaque with that poem:

A Mi Ciudad Nativa (To My Native City) a stone with writing on it