Tag Archives: Costa Rica

Photography Challenge Day #221

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This is the National Museum of Costa Rica. The fortress was built in 1917 and was originally a military barracks: the exterior walls still have many bullets lodged in them from the country’s 1948 civil war. It became the site of the museum in 1950.

The entrance on the east side leads to a courtyard displaying pre-Columbian artifacts and cannons from the colonial period. The museum is organized thematically in a counter clockwise direction from the entrance with artifacts related to Costa Rica’s geological, colonial, archaeological, religious and modern history.

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Photography Challenge #192

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The Irazú Volcano is an active Volcano in Costa Rica, situated in the Cordillera Central close to the city of Cartago.

The name could come from either the combination of “ara” (point) and “tzu” (thunder) or a corruption of Iztarú, which was the name of an indigenous village on the flanks of the volcano. In Costa Rica it is known by the name of “El Coloso” (The Colossus) due to the catastrophes that it has provoked in the past.

Photography Challenge Day #187

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The church of San Rafael located in Zarcero, canton of Zarcero, Alajuela, was founded in 1910 and was recently restored by local artists, both within and outside its structure. This church is part of the Francisco Alvarado Park and remains active today, with regular masses. This religious center, is a jewel of this area due to its aesthetic value, for its history, for being a part made by national authors, for the details hidden in each of its corners, for the care with which the painting works have been performed, which generate that surround sensation and three-dimensional, or for the color of light that bathes the attendees of the Mass, when it cross the light stained glass windows of the church. 

Photography Challenge Day #146

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It is interesting, when you are so close to something your perspective is so limited and you don’t really understand what is really going on. Looking at this photo it makes me understand that sometime I need to step back or far away so I can see the big picture, because then, everything makes sense.
God is always working in our lives, always shaping us and making us grow and sometimes we don’t get it because we are so focus to what it’s in front of our eyes… Lets step back and try to see the big picture!