Sunday, March 30, 2014

National Theater Entrance

Here is one final photo of the National Theater, showing its ornate front entrance.  Money from Costa Rican coffee exports enabled such an ornate building to be constructed in the 1890's in a city of less than 20,000 people at the time.

I mentioned that President Obama spoke here last May, so I will share a little additional political news.  Costa Rica voted in favor of a U.N. resolution to condemn the Russian annexation of Crimea.

This is a subject of particular importance to Costa Rica because it does not have a military and relies instead upon international law for protection from its aggressive and militaristic neighbor to the north, Nicaragua.

Nicaragua voted against the U.N. resolution that declared Russia's annexation of Crimea to be a violation of inernational law.  This has caused concern within Costa RIca because Costa Rica has submittted to the World Court Nicaragua's incursions into Costa Rica.  Cosgta Rica hopesnatoi to resolve such matters through inyernational law because Costa Rica renounced the use of military means to resolve disputes more than 60 years ago.

This week we are showing photos of the Sydney Opera House  on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

5 comments:

Kate said...

A unique building and a unique decision to resolve conflicts in ways other than the military.

Judy said...

A very ornate building.

Sharon Anck said...

I love the wood doors!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Might be good if other countries followed this lead Dave, less military action and more discussion.. Yeh I know, it'll never happen :)

glenda said...

Impressive entrance!

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