Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The village center

At the center of most Costa Rican villages are two elements of the community: (1) a Catholic church, and (2) a football (soccer) field. Almost always, the church is located across the street from the football field, as is shown in this photo.

On Sunday, many people attend church in the morning and then there is often a football game in the afternoon.

Tomorrow and on the days that follow, I will show another example of village life in the typical Costa Rican village in which I took these photos, about one hour inland (east) from Tamarindo.

We have photos of Dubrovnik on the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia this week on on our travel photo site, Viva la Voyage. It is a charming place and if you have not been there, you should enjoy the preview on our website.


Kate said...

Church services and sports event...obviously important to these villagers.

Sharon said...

A very peaceful scene for this holiday week.

Jarart said...

This is a nice village scene.

Jack said...

Well, of course the church is across the street from the football field. The priest doesn't want to miss the game!

I enjoy your blog. Happy holidays.

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