Sunday, July 31, 2011

Santa Cruz park pavilion

This photo shows the pavilion in the middle of the central town square of Santa Cruz. The concrete shade structure has pre-Columbian motifs.

Costa Rica does not have architectural remains of its Pre-Columbian heritage, unlike the Mayan cities to the north and Inca cities to the south. I therefore think it is a good thing to incorporate indigenous design elements in contemporary construction.

Santa Cruz is the nearest big town to Tamarindo, with a population of about 12,000. It is about a half hour away. In fact, Tamarindo does not have its own town government, and the city government in Santa Cruz is also the municipal government for Tamarindo.

Today is Sunday, so we have new photos on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site. This week we are showing the interior of the Music Palace in Barcelona. If you have not been there, you are in for a treat.

6 comments:

Kate said...

I maxed the photo to see the carvings more clearly. It's a real centerpiece for that park, surrounded by such lush greenery. Looks like it might also be a hangout for kids.

Sharon said...

Wow, this is quite a structure. I remember shopping in Santa Cruz with Julie when you two first got the condo. We shopped in hardware and appliance stores....no fashion shopping.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

very nice park

Jarart said...

That is awesome!

Jack said...

This picture is well worth enlarging. The structure is beautiful and the park is marvelous.

JM said...

I'm with Jack, this shot needs to be enlarged. What a fantastic structure, Dave!

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