Missing space in the two pages of opinion NDT, to narrate the experiences lived in the city Colombian of Medellín from 5 to 11 August of the present year , with the occasion of the XVIII Meeting International Matancero , inside of the course the famous Fair of the Flowers, that themayor of the city offers each year . This time , she was from 3 to 12 August , by 2012.
Aptly Dr. anesthesiologist Hector Ramirez Bedolla , director of the Meeting , scheduled the activities matanceras to starting from the 19:00 hours to be able to enjoy the various environments urban and social , offered by the beautiful city in its successful effort to vindicate the right andrespect for the life human . Let us not forget , and they are determined to erase , the recent violent past of the stormy era of Tsar Pablo Escobar Gaviria . I flew from Caracas a couple of days before. I stayed at the Hotel Park 70, located at the side of a charming little park on the Carrera 70,
This route is delimited , for me, by the Bolivarian University and the new aerial metro , which is a jewel of efficiency , cleanliness and human consideration . This race is full , door to door , of restaurants , discos, hotels , shows, bars, cafes and seems to live 24 hours of revelry , without unfortunate incidents . My first foray was to attend the “El Colombiano” Classical and Antique Cars Parade on Sunday 5th to 16th . By chance I got a good position What a parade of thousands of old and super preserved cars ! Many of my first youth : Edsel
, Studebaker, Hudson, Mercedes with wings , Mustang, Bonneville , Cadillac fin of shark , Corvette, Rolls Royce, MG, others who do not know and until the model Chevrolet 54, who used James Dean in one of his three films. I closed tasting an antioqueña casserole of beans, pork rinds , mini potatoes, Colombian arepitas , and digest gentlemen !
Other events of the 20 or 30 who presented to the day , enjoyed were the visit to the exhibition of flowers, orchids and birds , which I took the day . I never imagined so much diversity of nature in animals , rare colors and aromas of flowers and orchids . I also attended the event centenary of Silleteros , made by the peasants surrounding , carrying large silletas full of flowers in the most diverse arrangements and supported by their backs , fronts and hands . Music and dance , a way of carnival , accompanied by many hours the extensive comparsa . I held a position in a gallery , in the manner of the sambadrome of Rio .
I hesitated the “Cavalcade” , with six thou copies of the races more bravas of the planet , mounted with elegant attire for beautiful women and men . The Andalusians , like rice ; races striking nationals taken from such crosses are zebra-horses , mini ponies , kentuckian mules and what do I know ..! Tremendous pleasure I felt from my foray into the Botero Park and its Museum , with hundreds of fat sculptures and paintings , in all the materials and techniques of these arts , made by the world- renowned artist from Medellín , Fernando Botero . Excuse me … Yes , I have not started with music , with our Matancera Sonora , but it will be until my next installment . Only they advance , if you go by there a ojazo to the House Gardeliana and the Pueblito Antioqueño
, it’s worth it . I never tire of giving thanks to you , my God , for such a taste that you have put into my veteran life . FRANCISCO GUTIÉRREZ BARRETO Managua, August 17, 2012.