Monday, January 19, 2009

Sunset No. 8

It has been a while since I showed a sunset, so I thought I would share this photo from the balcony/patio of our condo on the beach in the Playa Langosta area of Tamarindo (which we rent to visitors when we are not using it). We like to end our days by sharing a bottle of wine with friends on our patio while watching the sunset, then walk to one of the many fine restaurants in Tamarindo.

I do not mean to diminish the beauty of nature enjoyed by people who live on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, or the Atlantic seaboard of the U.S. (or the east coast of any ocean, sea or lake, for that matter), but but it seems to me that admiring the colors of the western sky as the sun sets into the ocean is the quintessential perfect end to the day.

In Tamainrdo, there is no collective gathering at sunset like the daily frolics at Mallory Square in Key West. Instead, people sit on their balconies or in small groups on the beach or in beachfront restaurants and enjoy the changing colors while reflecting on the day and the evening and day ahead.

Have you been to Mallory Square in Key West for the sunset celebration? Its reputation is evidenced by a comment by a Turkish tour guide in Bodrum, Turkey, when I was there. She greeted us by saying that the best way to understand Bodrum is that it is the Key West of Turkey.

5 comments:

Sharon said...

Another beautiful sunset! The end of a perfect day.

Jarart said...

Gorgeous sunset. I can almost smell the ocean.

White Oleander said...

Stunning view!

magiceye said...

stunning!

Babooshka said...

We do like our sunsets. True we don't gather here either, but we till rush out with the camera. This is gorgeous.

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