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This is the other site of the tiny cemetery we visited in Cerrito, Valle, Colombia. We came here to visit "Maria's Tomb". Maria is the famous Colombian character of the novel "Maria" written by Jorge Isaac ( a beautiful, romantic and sad love’s story based in a true story that happened late in 1800s.
I was born in Cali, Colombia and never realized what I really had until I left it. I took for granted my gorgeous tropical weather, my language, my people, and the beauty of our eternal green pastures, and huge mountains...
Every time I go to my hometown, Cali, Colombia, and see "Cristo Rey", the 45 meters monument similar to the one in Rio de Janeiro, I feel like my city is receiving me with open arms. The monument is seen by the whole city since it is placed on the top of one of our huge mountains. At night, the monument is gorgeous because it is covered with thousands of lights, and as one can't see the mountain because of the darkness, the monument looks like if it is hanging from the sky. It's beautiful! A great attraction in Cali. We also have another huge monument, "Las Tres Cruces" (The Three Crosses). It is said that the Three Crosses were built in 1937, in order to protect the city from the devil, who according to the locals, one day appeared on the mountain and cursed the city. As a way of protection, a priest hired an arquithect and made him to build the Thre Crosses to enclosed the devil on the mountain and protect the city from its course.
I took this picture in January 1010 in Cerrito, Valle, Colombia. I love this picture because it says a lot about our tropical weather in Valle, Colombia. The flowers everywhere, as well as our gorgeous tall palms...so tropical, so beautiful, so Colombian! The plant is called "veranera".