19th-century street in Cartagena, Colombia
A block-long weather-beaten building borders a 19th-century street in Cartagena, Colombia.
Cartagena is a large seaport town on Colombia’s northern coast. It was settled in 1533 by Spanish conquistadors and was an important seaport during the colonial period. More recently Cartagena has become increasingly industrialized, though its tropical climate and extremely high humidity ensures that the city will retain its lush vegetation.