When I was standing at the entrance to the church, I happened to notice the shoes in today's photo and stepped back, zoomed in, and snapped. Evidently the high heel fashion craze has now even penetrated small, rural Costa Rican towns, at least on this particular Saturday night.
Jilly of Monte Carlo Daily Photo is particularly skilled at these types of photos.
During the first week of August each year, many Costa Ricans make a pilgrimage to the Basilica de Nuestra Senora Los Angeles (Our Lady of the Angels) in Cartago, which I have shown in the past. Many of the faithful walked a long distance. The police set aside one lane of the road from San Jose for the crowds walking to Cartago. The newspaper reported that this year more than 2 million people visited the Basilica during the week. And this is in a country with a population of only about 5 million people! I hope that none of the people walking to the Basilica in Cartago were wearing shoes like the woman wore to church shown above.
We are showing photos of Bellagio, Italy, and Lake Como this week on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site. Come see the location that inspired a Vegas casino.