It was my last morning in Cartagena. I had been eyeing this building for days and had determined early-mid morning would be optimal light.
So I walked over from the hotel and found the requisite shotgun toting guard at the door. For 10 minutes, I repeatedly tried to explain to him that I wanted to shoot some photographs from the top. He finally told me to go to the sixth floor to get clearance. I think that he thought I wanted to film a movie.
Once into the elevator, I punched the top floor. I walked into an office that seemed like the proper side and asked the rather surprised receptionist if I could shoot some pics. She smiled indulgently and motioned me toward a door that lead onto a large wraparound building…perfect! Here are a few of the results.
I shot for about 20 minutes and then had to beat a hasty retreat to the hotel, grab my backpack and catch a cab to the airport for the flight to Medellin.