On our first day in Bogota, Columbia, our driver, Jorge, drove us to the famous Plaza de Bolivar and the Columbian military band was marching all around the people showing off their precision marching and choreography. He said he had never seen anything like it in his life, so we were so lucky to happen on this rare Sunday exhibition. It was thrilling! Their crisp music filled the air and we took in the historical buildings as a perfect backdrop for their performance. I ended up near the bass drummers several times as I scurried around the scene to get the right angles. They were pounding with powerful ferocity and spinning their mallets in fascinating unison. What an unbelievable experience. I could not stop clicking the shutter of my Nikon D600, thanking heaven I decided to carry it with me on this perfect first day in the capital of Columbia! Bogota is in the center of the country, and we were in the governmental center of the capital, watching a once-in-a-lifetime military display. Everyone in the square seemed startled when it started. We all stopped what we were doing and parted to the outskirts to watch as the band filled the entire center area. We were surrounded by incredible architecture all around: The Capitolio Nacional, the City Hall of Bogotá, the Palace of Justice , the “20 de Julio Museum“, the Main Cathedral of Colombia, the Tabernacle Chapel and the Archbishop Residence. The Nariño Palace (Presidential Palace) and the Echeverry Palace are found on the south side.