I remember enjoying the first metro cable car ride I took in Medellin, so I finally struck off months later to check out the second one farther north in the city.
It was a typically beautiful day and I got some great photos. Reaching the cable cars is incredibly easy and convenient – simply look at any of the well-designed maps along the metro lines.
Unlike the other cable car, this one’s path and terminus seemed to have received more investment in terms of beautifying the neighborhoods, or at least the sidewalks, streets, and often imposingly steep staircases.
After riding up the mountainside, I disembarked, leaving my young Colombian co-passengers to return back to the train without me (the cheap approach).
I walked down to a viewpoint under the cable car, passing food vendors and little shops.
I headed for Biblioteca Espana.
The building’s dark black profile stands in stark contrast to the pretty blue skies filled with white puffy clouds, and the green mountainsides with their red brick buildings.
The line at the entrance was enough to deter me from going inside though.
I took a few more photos, and as I walked back toward the cable car, lots of little kids were on the loose, playing outside.
I stopped for an ice cream, and watched some older guys stretch in preparation for a semi-indoor soccer match on a concrete playing field.
And then I descended back into the valley and more familiar territory to continue with my day.