Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Trmporarily Tamarindo: Why To Be Here (Plus Confused Religious Symbols, Thursday Arch Series On Wednesday And A Visit To Philly)

Tamarindo SUnset Moonrise 2011-01-18

So why bother to come all this way? The images above were shot a couple of minutes apart on opposite sides of the sky last night (and thanks for the help from our friends at Adobe). Plus, it's way below freezing at home and a snow storm is moving in.

We took a day trip yesterday but less than we would have liked. It's been taking us so long to get our butts up and out of here in the morning (well, we are on vacation). We were going to drive to Liberia, the big town in the region, and Guaitil, known for its pottery production. We only got to the former. It has some interesting architecture and a pretty new main church. The statue below is supposed to be the the Sacred Heart of Jesus, I think, but it looks pretty Hindu to me, what with the flaming topknot and brightly colored lotus in his hand. The elliptical wire halo looks, I don't know, Copernican.

The town of Filadelphia (W. C. Fields alleged epitaph: I'd rather be in Philadelphia than here) is not far south of Liberia. The arch at the entrance to town suggests that there is something of archeological interest there but none of the guidebooks mention it so we didn't stop.

Today's agenda: booze cruise.

Big monuments today on Downtown St. Louis 365.

Church of The Immaculate Conception, Liberia 1

Arco de Filadelphia


Olivier said...

la porte est tres belle

cieldequimper said...

Impressive arch in Philly ciudad. Is that a coin in his hand? said...

You are getting out and around. I clicked on your image and it took me to your flicker page, which showed that you got some excellent wildlife photos of crocodiles, birds, etc. on your estuary tour. Well done.

And it makes it more fun to be enjoying Costa Rica while it is cold and snowing back home.

brattcat said...

This is such fun. Thank you for taking us along on this particular holiday!

Sharon said...

I remember this arch and wondering what it was all about.

Anonymous said...

Psalms 136:7-9 who made the great lights-His love endures forever. the sun to govern the day, His love endures forever. the moon and stars to govern the night; His love endures forever. (1st pic)

Colossians 1:15-16 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. 2nd pic

Anonymous said...

Isaiah 62:10 Pass through, pass through the gates! Prepare the way for the people. Build up, build up the highway! Remove the stones. Raise a banner for the nations.

Virginia said...

Booze Cruise......Count me in! Love this little trip B.
The arch was just for you. :)

Balaphoto said...

Excellent shots!!! Salut!!

Francesc, Barcelona

Kim said...

That is so fabulous. I bet your click finger got sore with all that rapid subject matter.