Here are two views of a Pieta that are possible in Tamarindo, but not in the Vatican. It is possible to get very close to the statue in Tamarindo. The architect, Mario A. Masis Segura, should be complimented. The black granite alcove walls behind he Pieta are a striking backdrop to the white marble of the Pieta.
In contrast to grand Latin American metropolises such as Buenos Aires or Mexico City, Tamarindo
is an unlikely place to be home to a marble Pieta. Tamarindo is a delightful beach resort that a few years ago was merely a fishing village and surfing town. Imagine, a marble Pieta in a community that does not yet have or need a traffic light!
This Pieta is not the only marble statue in St. Mary's Church. I will post some additional photos of the church and its art in upcoming posts.
Hopefully the community and visitors will support the church financially to pay off the mortgage, the final step needed in the efforts of a couple of American residents of Tamarindo who gave the money and shepherded the effort to build a remarkable church.