Last summer, I went to New York City and I realized how divided the city truly is. In fact, this Bridge is known as the Brooklyn Bridge and it demonstrates the division between the High class people in New York that work and live in Manhattan and the middle and low class people in Brooklyn.
This past spring break, I had the pleasure of visiting my own country, Colombia. However, I noticed something I never realized before taking this course. Colombia is a country that is extremely divided. In fact, in this picture I was visiting " La Popa" and just as I entered the church at the end of the hall there was a window where 6 children where begging for money with a stick and a plastic cup. You couldn't see the kids ,all you could see is the cup tied to a long stick coming in from the window and hear the kids begging for money. These kids are not allowed inside the building but still find ways to ask tourists for money through windows and fences that you see in the picture. This reminded me of the readings by Teresa Caldeira "Fortified Enclaves : The New Urban Segregation" , readings about the divisions in Sao Paolo ,Brazil . Cartagena is not so different in that luxury apartment buildings and hotels are being build right across the street from the poorest towns in the city.