Learn more about Cartagena in the insightful article from Town & Country: Inside Cartagena
Are you looking for a photographic jewel the rest of the world is only beginning to discover? Pull out a map and find Colombia. You might be surprised. As North America reaches down through Central America, Colombia is the entry point to South America and shares its shore with the Caribbean Sea, part of a geographic circling of lands blessed with tropical winds, lush forests, and colorful cultures.
Perched along this coastline sits Colombia’s jewel, Cartagena, and this beautiful colonial city serves as our base for the week. A UNESCO World Heritage Site less than three hours from Miami, Cartagena has emerged from a difficult past to transform itself into a dazzling showcase and is the perfect setting for our photographic explorations.
From dawn walks to twilight strolls, we wander the narrow cobblestone streets of the oldest port city in the Americas. The historic walled city, with quaint plazas and colonial architecture, dates back to the 16th century and is always buzzing with cafes, horse-drawn carriages, fruit vendors, artisans, and salsa bars.
Two excursions outside the city give us a broader understanding of rural people in the region and their way of life: the Afro-Colombian village San Basilio de Palenque, recently recognized by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, and a nearby fishing village where old ways prevail in a modern world.
The beautiful Allure Chocolat Hotel in the neighborhood of Getsemaní is our home for the week. In daily photographic sessions with Jennifer and Eddie you polish your skills and learn creative ideas for making fresh photographs of our adventures. The workshop includes group image reviews, one-to-one time with the instructors, and a final celebration show of images from the week.
Join Jennifer and Eddie to discover why Travel + Leisure, Islands Magazine, and Condé Nast Traveler
all name Cartegena on their lists of top must-see destinations. Its
vibrant people, gourmet fare, and historic charms will lure you in, and
the memories and images you create are bound to last a lifetime.