Editorial Note: In April, I took a month off in Medellin. For me, this meant an interesting and diverting month. For you, this means 30 days of posts about my vacation. I’ll try to make them somewhat amusing.
Just to give you a slightly different look at Medellin, let’s turn away from the green hills and aggressive vegetation, and take a gander at a main drag. Over to the right you can see a shot taken along the Avenida El Poblado, which is a major artery in the El Poblado section of Medellin. (Actually, looking at it now, I realize that the plants are attacking this part of the city as well.)
At any rate, this part of El Poblado is pretty dense, and thickly planted with malls and office buildings. Here are some exciting shots of commercial real estate.
The Santa Fe mall is a pretty impressive structure; it’s about 5 stories tall, and stands on top of several levels of my favorite thing in the world: ample underground parking. It’s also got a retractable roof, which is something I haven’t seen before on a mall.