Monday, April 27, 2009

Diria gate

As a follow up to the series of recent photos I have posted showing some signs around town, here is a photo of the central portion of a gate on the grounds of the Tamarindo Diria Resort.  The logo of the hotel, which is a pre-Columbian figure, is incorporated into the center of the gate.

As is evident from my commentary yesterday in which I mentioned the decline of the Native American population in Spanish colonial times, the remnants of pre-Columbian culture in Costa Rica is not great because of the huge decline of the Native American population under Spanish rule.  

In addition, the Mayan Civilization that left stone temples and artifacts in other areas of Central America did not extend as far south as Costa Rica, although some remnants of its influences have been found.  In my opinion, the Tamarindo Diria's logo seems to reflect a Mayan-influenced theme.

7 comments:

Abe Lincoln said...

I like the pre-Columbian art on the gate. Nice touch.

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Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I love the design on the gate. The Diria logo is very creative.

Sharon said...

I would agree with you. It does have a Mayan look.

Jarart said...

Very nice metal work. Nice design for a gate.

Clueless in Boston said...

I like the Mayan inspired design, but it could have been much better if it did not look like an after thought. The idea was good, but the execution was poor.

Hilda said...

I like it too. I also like how they used two kinds of metal for the gate. Very striking.

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