La 7th or Carrera Séptima is the main and most historical street in Bogotá. It stretches for many kilometers alongside the city, changing drastically in sights, smells and sounds. This work focuses only on a few blocks of the downtown area where jagged scars of historic events are still in plain view for all to see. It is populated by people reminiscent of the old Bogotá or “Cachacos”, including politicians, well worn businessmen, street performers, vagrants, and loners who infuse the environment with a strange dose of surrealism. I have been photographing this stretch of town for many months, trying to build a portrait of this street, of this city, where despair and hope are not in opposition but coexist with each other. La Carrera 7, may well be the mirror of this whole nation.