Unearthing Bogotá's Past on the Carrera Séptima

Bogotá’s once-grand avenue, the Carrera Séptima, still tells the story of the city’s history.

“It’s dirty, it’s ugly, it smells, and it’s full of thieves,” said the photographer Juan Cristóbal Cobo, summarizing the popular attitude toward the old center, also known as the Candelaria, which has been partly restored and attracts international tourism.