Cali, Colombia

Cali, ColombiaEl Gato del Río is probably the most recognizable symbol of Cali. This bronze sculpture has been created by colombian sculptor Hernan Tajeda and proudly guards banks of the river Cali. Now, this giant cat weighing 3 tons is accompanied by 15 smaller cats that have been painted by various artists such as Alejandro Valencia Tejada, Mario Gordillo, Nadin Ospina, Oma Rayo and Maripaz Jaramillo.

El Gato del Ríojest prawdopodobnie najbardziej rozpoznawalnym symbolem Cali. Ta rzeź ba z bronzu została wykonana przez artystę Hernana Tajeda i dumnie strzeże brzegów rzeki Cali. Obecnie, gigantyczny kot ważący bagatela 3 tony ma towarzystwo 15 mniejszych kotów, które zostały pomalowane przez kilku artystów takich jak Alejandro Valencia Tejada, Mario Gordillo, Nadin Ospina, Oma Rayo and Maripaz Jaramillo.

Admiring grace of cats in a quirky park in Cali

After some time of loneliness, El Gato del Río acquired new friends. Each of them wears a unique funky coat, but what makes the whole project is even more interesting, in my modest opinion, is the fact that all of the cats are of exactly the same shape.

The home of the cats is a little park with a river, an excellent place to relax under shades of many trees after an active day spent on sightseeing. .

Po pewnym czasie samotności, El Gato del Río zdobył nowych przyjaciół. Każdy z nich nosi unikalny płaszczyk, ale co sprawia, że ten projekt jest jeszcze bardziej interesujący, w mojej skromnej opinii, jest fakt, iż wszystkie koty są jednakowego kształtu.

Domem dla kotów jest niewielki park przy rzece, świetne miejsce na mały odpoczynek w cieniu wielu drzew po aktywnym dniu spędzonym na zwiedzaniu.

I hope you will enjoy the photos of a few cats of unique character.
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Each of the cats presents a different character and has a unique own story.

Cali, Colombia

Cali, Colombia

Cali, Colombia

Cali, Colombia

“I am what I am. I would tell you what you want to know if I could, for you have been kind to me. But I am a cat, and no cat anywhere ever gave anyone a straight answer.”
  Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn
Cali, Colombia

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Cali, Colombia
“Cats will amusingly tolerate humans only until someone comes up with a tin opener that can be operated with a paw.”
  Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms
Cali, Colombia
Cali, Colombia

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