Friday, March 28, 2014

The National Theater from inside the rail

This is a closer view of Costa Rica's National Theater.  It was constructed in the 1890's when the population of San Jose was just under 20,000 people.  Quite an ambitious achievement for so small a city!

The interior is very ornate.  It is used for the symphony and other artistic performances.  When President Obama visited Costa Rica in May last year, his address to a gathering of Central American economic leaders was held in the National Theater.

This week we are showing photos of the Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia, Argentina, on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

6 comments:

Nathalie Beaumes said...

I remember attending a concert there by Atahualpa Yupanki when I lived in Costa Rica some 30 years ago. Costaricenses were really proud of their National Theater then, I imagine it hasn't changed :)

Kate said...

Yes, it certainly is ornate and the people have a right to be proud of this building and their achievement in designing and constructing it. A fitting place for our President's address!!

Sharon Anck said...

A very impressive building.

Judy said...

What a treasure!

Karl Demetz said...

Gorgeous building, well captured!

Jack said...

A stately building.

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