Monday, December 1, 2008

Dec. Theme Day: Round

For today's Daily Photo Monthly Theme Day of "round" or "sphere," I am showing the wheel of a traditional Costa Rican ox cart. Traditional Costa Rican ox carts are brightly hand painted, and families take pride in the artistry of their ox cart designs.

It is still possible to see ox carts in use in rural areas. The ox cart in this photo is on display at the Garden Plaza shopping center in Tamarindo, which I have shown in earlier posts. The second photo shows the rest of the ox cart to place the photo of the wheel into context.

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16 comments:

Blognote said...

That is an excellent choice for today's theme!!
It is striking that also here in Italy (in Sicily) there has been a long tradition to paint charts in vibrant colours. Beautiful!

MurciaDailyPhoto and www.asthes.tk said...

Great election for the Theme Day.
In rural areas, do they paint them charts?

Saretta said...

What a beautiful round wheel! Fantastic!

Sharon said...

Good choice and beautiful too!

JM said...

Absolutely beautiful! When I first saw the thumbnail on the portal I though it was an oriental umbrella, but as a wheel it's even more amazing!

Jarart said...

This cart is a wonderful piece of art.

Kuanyin Moi said...

Beautiful and amazing!

Neva said...

What a colorful choice for today!

Tanya said...

Oh I love the colors of this. I think you win for the most colorful theme day entry!

Kate said...

So colourful and so very beautiful!

Baruch said...

That is just so beautiful - bright & colourful

AntiguaDailyPhoto.Com said...

Brightly hand painted... that sounds like the eternal story for Central America... too much color around to paint things in neutral beige or gray shade.

Hilda said...

Fantastic! I think it looks so wonderful and happy!

I'm a little late, but happy theme day!

rob said...

Stunning colors!

slim said...

I like this a lot. Colorful folk art makes for a perfect subject . . . what a treat . . .

Jilly said...

I missed this on the day and just love it. great choice. So much colour and vibrancy.

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