Thursday, April 17, 2014

Gold Lobster Designs

These gold objects in the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum all have a lobster motif.  This is consistent with the location of the culture on the Nicoya Peninsula of northwest Costa Rica.

We continue to have lobster in the area today.  In fact, the beach where one of our two condos is located is Playa Langosta, which translates as Lobster Beach.  We occasionally see local fisherman with a few lobsters, and some of the local restaurants have local lobsters on the menu.  It appears that the native Americans enjoyed lobsters 1,000 years ago as much as we do today.


This week we have photos from the Galapagos posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

4 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

I wonder if it was considered a delicacy like it is today.

Judy said...

I have to wonder how much all that gold in the museum is worth on today's market.

Bob Crowe said...

This shows very good craftsmanship. I don't think we've ever had lobster in CR. Plenty in New England but mostly there.

Jack said...

Lobsters! These are a different kind of lobster, not the kind of Maine lobster we have up north.

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