Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tamarindo street scene

This is a departure from the normal photos of the ocean, beach, plants or wildlife that I typically show. This street scene was taken at one of the two main intersections in Tamarindo.
The traffic in Tamarindo includes people driving ATVs up to the hills to ride on trails and surfers walking to the beach.

The road from Tamarindo to Langosta, which starts at this intersection, is scheduled to be paved within the next few months, which will cause this intersection to be paved also.

There is one thing I will miss when all of the streets are paved. In Tamarindo every once in a while they will spray a molasses-like sealant on the unpaved streets. It is a by-product from the sugar can that is grown in the area. It keeps down the dust, but it also has a sweet aroma.

This week we are showing photos of Uxmal, a remarkable Mayan site in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

8 comments:

Riau Daily Photo said...

hello. i like your blog.

Eleonora said...

Ohhhh I miss the beach. Off to Uxmal now, on the vertical pyramid ;)

Lois said...

Looks like everyone in that picture is planning on some fun for the day!

Jarart said...

This is a nice peek into the city life.

glenda said...

Mollassas sealent. Pretty neat!

Jilly said...

it looks like the land of playtime.

brattcat said...

Ah, maybe you can bake some gingerbread when you want that molasses smell.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

ahh, the sweet smell of molasses. it is unique and a good memory

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