Sunday, April 2 was my day off of work, but by no means was I idly sitting in my room. To my delight, we travelled to a small town called Carmen which is known for ceramics. As many of you know I am a potter and as you can imagine, this town was the perfect place for me to spend some time. Everywhere you looked, pottery is used.
If you take a close look at the pillar in the middle of the town square, you will see from bottom to top the history of ceramics. The brown at the bottom represents the earth all the way to the blue at the top which represent the sky. If you look closely, you will also see plates embedded into the structure.
I also travelled to Rionegro Town. We visited the house called Casa de la Convención, where the constitution of 1863 was signed, and we were allowed to touch the table that was used. We learned about the culture that was emerging at the time and how the people used printing presses to communicate.
This is the box that carried the constitution and all the notes that were taken during the writing of it. Notice that there are 3 key holes. Three different people each had one key to ensure that nothing was tampered with.
During these times, communicating with your significant other before marriage was carried out through a special window in the homes where one person sat on inside one side of the wall and the other was outside the house. Only holding hands was allowed!!!
And we finished up the day at Tutucan which is on the outskirts of Rionegro. It “is a replica of a typical paisa town with a church, park, mill, taverns, coffee farm and livestock. The site features ‘locals’ who animate the streets. It also has restaurants serving local Antioquia dishes.”