La Calle de los Hombres - the Man's Street

This location is about a single street called "La Calle de los Hombres" which meaning is "The man's street". It was very important in the fifties Cali, it was supposed to be a place for business and where important decisions were made. As its name indicates, it was mainly a street for male characters, near to the Justice Hall (Palacio de Justicia) here came lawyers, policemen, merchants, and people involved with political issues. There were some taverns, barbershops and bar restaurants not able to all audience, some night clubs with pretty ladies and billiard tables. Imagine people like Wigumm (the police in chief from The Simpsons), Tony Montana, and why not, somebody like Travis Bickle.

This location is about a single street called “La Calle de los Hombres” which meaning is “The man’s street”. It was very important in the fifties Cali, it was supposed to be a place for business and where important decisions were made. As its name indicates, it was mainly a street for male characters, near to the Justice Hall (Palacio de Justicia) here came lawyers, policemen, merchants, and people involved with political issues. There were some taverns, barbershops and bar restaurants not able to all audience, some night clubs with pretty ladies and billiard tables. Imagine people like Wigumm (the police in chief from The Simpsons), Tony Montana, and why not, somebody like Travis Bickle.

This was in this way until the late 80’s or beginning 90’s maybe in close relation with the downfall of the Cali’s Mafia which was the pillar of the economy at those times.

Nowadays all the illicit activities has ended, and the place was taken for the lustrabotas (shoeshine people) whose popularity has turned in a traditional characters, you can sit and read the newspaper or have a light chat with your shoe shiner. Here you can buy some lottery bullets too.

written by marcela_cuartas on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations #culture #history #market #nightlife

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