Do you think you recognize a truly momentous day in your life when it’s happening? Or does the weight of the moment only become clear with the passage of time. Day Seis of La Aventura Colombiana likely was one of those days for me. I think.
It was a wet, rainy morning in San Agustín. Hector, the proprietor of the Anacaona, drove me, my guide, and my guide-translator to San Agustín Archaeological Park for a four-hour tour. This tour was the reason for my trip to Colombia. San Agustín is only now starting to get attention for its historical and archaeological significance. While it may not be the next Machu Picchu, it is going to get more attention. It is a massive collection of stone statuary carved from volcanic rock by the indigenous San Agustín tribe who occupied this area over a three-millenia period that ended around 1000 A.D. It is so awesome.
Some of the statues are quite detailed, others have undergone decay. Many are located where they were originally found. First, the statues of Mesita A:
San Agustín Archaeological Park. There's an espanol version for you, too, if you dare (click on the Spanish flag for that).