Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Statue honoring everyday women

The park that covers the main square of Santa Cruz has a statue on each corner. Each has a very different theme, and I will show the others in the future. This statue is entitled "To the rural women." The plaque, shown below, reads "In honor of the rural women, whose effort and commitment everyday preserves the traditions and culture of our people."

I think it is a good that the statue commemorates common people who are the backbone of society but who are often ignored in the commemoration of military heros or other dignitaries. Costa Rica is the only country in Latin America without a liberator to honor. Costa Rica never had a struggle for independence. When Nicaragua obtained its independence, Spain simply gave up ruling over Costa Rica as well. It did not have gold or silver, so it was of little importance to Spain.




This week we have photos of the Music Palace in Barcelona 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.

9 comments:

Kate said...

I've discovered in visits to several countries, that women are often the backbone of society. Little credit so this statue compensates somewhat.

brattcat said...

that's an unusual sky behind that thoughtful monument...was it a storm, dawn, dusk?

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Brattcat,
The unusual sky is due to the fact that it was close to dusk, there was a low cloud cover, and occasional drizzle of light rain. I used a fill in flash to illuminate the statue, as otherwise the photo was too dark shooting up against the sky. I will show some additional photos from this stop in the next few days.

Lois said...

It is very pretty and I like that color!

Sharon said...

I like this monument to women.

Jarart said...

I like this very much! What is it made from? The color is unusual.

glenda said...

Lovely statue, lovely idea! Loved your postcard shot from yesterday.

Jack said...

I agree with your comment about the rarity of statues honoring ordinary people. In painting, artists began doing that in the mid-1800s (remember Millet's Gleaners?) but it seems to be less common in sculpture.

Cassy said...

That's nice way of showing appreciation to all lovely mothers.

Cassy from Classical Guitar Lessons

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