National Geographic : 1947 May
Cruising Colombia's "01' Man River" 617 Kurt Severin from Black Star Fluted Columns Impart Grecian Lines to the Portico of Colombia's Capitol It houses the Senate, House of Representatives, and executive offices. Across the plaza stands the old Cathedral with its twin belfries. Bogota, founded in 1538, was named in part for Bacata, name of a Chibcha Indian capital of the region. The bootblack wears a poncho, or woolen blanket with a slit for his head.