I'm still fighting through my cold so we take it pretty easy for our first weekend in Medellín. Saturday we explore the area, including walking 40 minutes to Parque El Poblado. It's basically a square city block with a number of trees and statues. There are a few wooden and concrete benches. Of course it is opposite the requisite Catholic church (Parroquia San José del Poblado). We sit down to do some people watching and we notice an older gentleman near us who is sound asleep. Well, I suppose it is siesta time. :-)
We decide to check out the Modern Art Museum since it is right next door. The architecture of the building is interesting with the four levels somewhat ajar from each other. There are a few pieces that catch our eye, but generally neither of us has an appreciation for modern art.
We waddle home and sit on our balcony enjoying the late afternoon and evening. The quietness of the day continues. The picnics and parties are occurring in the park, but the people are not loud. We comment to each other about how much joyous laughter we hear. How wonderful!