Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Beachfront view

This is a view from the penthouse balcony down to the beach. The Crystal Sands condo has a nice lawn overlooking the beach, but I guess they figured that people would rather sit with their feet in the sand, so they made a couple of sand boxes with lounge chairs.

At the center top of the photo is a dead tree. I wonder if someone killed the tree to make a better view of the ocean. Some people in our condo building would prefer there there is less vegetation on the beach, but our property management company has quite properly said that they will not touch the trees on the public property of the beach. The Costa Rican environmental authorities have threatened to penalize anyone who who damages the beach trees.

The vegetation along the beach at times is damaged naturally by the salt air and water. The trees can be fragile because they are growing in sand.

We are showing photos of Chicago at night on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site this week.

7 comments:

Sharon said...

That is an interesting little sandbox down there. I agree about the trees. They served a purpose and should be left in place.

Kate said...

I cannot imagine anyone deliberately destroying a tree. Some people have a strange idea of beauty, I guess.

Jarart said...

I am glad that the trees are being protected. The vegetation on a beach is part of the beauty of it.

Scott F said...

The fact that the beach trees are protected is good to hear. Costa Rica is to be admired for their efforts to protect the environment. Especially the law preventing further construction on the beaches. Grand Cayman is a prime example of what can happen without such laws.

Jack said...

Those sandboxes are pretty silly, it seems to me. I wonder why people wouldn't want to take twenty more steps and be directly on the beach. Much more authentic. (And kudos to Costa Rica and to the property management company for trying to preserve the natural environment around there.)

Re your holocaust comment yesterday: Many of the losses did occur near the end of the war. When we were in Amsterdam in December, we visited the Anne Frank house and learned that she died from the terrible conditions of her imprisonment just weeks before the camp was liberated. Amsterdam's Holocaust Museum is well worth a visit.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Excellent picture.

Tash said...

Beautiful and unusual view.

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