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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Nueva Venecia

New Venice is a palafito town with an air of magic realism located between the Colombian cities of Cartagena and Santa Marta. Its 3,000 inhabitants live isolated from tourism and travel by boat, so the school buses are canoes and each house is an island. The town of Nueva Venecia has been resurrected in the two decades since a paramilitary slaughter.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 07.2019
Photo Location: Colombia
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Javier Arcenillas
Awards
Photo of the Day: 07.26.19
Editor's Pick
Finalist