August 06

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Roof Walkers

Roof Walkers

Well, really they’re up there to work. But I thought those two tiny silhouettes against the sky are representative of Colombia, in a few ways at least. For one, that’s insanely dangerous; so is the way Colombians drive, especially the motorcyclists. We saw the same in the complete lack of building codes evidenced all over the metrocable neighborhoods. Two, there’s an attitude to such risk-taking which feels American old-school. There is a wild westness to this place, and it’s frightening, but also it is cool. You want to go fix that roof now, without pulleys, just the two of us? Why not? Let’s go.