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.