First of 3 posts on Zarcero: Topiaries, Church, and Town/Area
The Central Park in this little town is made up of mostly topiaries created over many years. Here is a double row of arches leading to the main church in Zarcero (see tomorrow’s post). Zarcero, Costa Rica
Dinosaur Zarcero, Costa Rica
Bust of Alberto Lizano Hernández “. . . for your altruism, nobility of your heart and humanitarian spirit “. Zarcero, Costa Rica
Elephant Showing park literally in the center of town. Zarcero, Costa Rica
Faces Zarcero, Costa Rica
Boyero with 2 Oxen Zarcero, Costa Rica
Bird Zarcero, Costa Rica
Modern Art Head? Zarcero, Costa Rica
This sculpture large enough to walk under. Zarcero, Costa Rica
You Tell Me?! Bull fighter? Zarcero, Costa Rica
Shapes Reflecting the Surrounding Mountains Zarcero, Costa Rica
The Arches Looking Away from the Church Zarcero, Costa Rica
Chicken? Zarcero, Costa Rica
Welcome to the Park! Zarcero, Costa Rica
Two Guys Greeting? Playing a Game? Zarcero, Costa Rica
To be honest, I was not overly impressed by Zarcero, but glad I finally made a visit. Tomorrow I share photos of the church which inside is especially beautiful, and then the next day the town/area like an alpine village. The surrounding hills and farms are more beautiful than the village but hard to photograph from the winding mountain roads.
I made this visit to Zarcero by bus Thursday, but when I got home to do this post I had no internet. Cable Tica has a limited number of technicians who can speak English and I never got one after many calls over 3 days and finally Saturday morning stumbled through my plea for help in español. She was never able to get it to work through my Wifi router, so we bypassed it for direct internet into the computer. I have a tech scheduled from my favorite computer store for my house on Tuesday to bring a new router (ditching my old one from BestBuy in TN) and starting all over with a new home Wifi. Modern technology is so wonderful when everything works correctly, but frustrating when not! Plus my language problem (I learn too slow!) made it even more difficult to get help for more than a day. But, as usual, it all worked out in time and with the help of a friendly tech who put up with my baby spanish to communicate our way through limited success! And by Tuesday I will be back in the Wifi world!
¡Pura Vida! -o-
And a Sunday Ballet . . .
Tomorrow I travel to San Jose on a van with a small group of gringos to see a Cuban Ballet performance of “Swan Lake.” I will hold my report for two more days or after the Zarcero posts are finished. It is a part of the “Cuban Culture Festival” this week and is starred by students from the Cuban National School of Ballet Fernando Alonso (largest in the world) and the Costa Rica Ballet. There’s nothing like a little culture in the tropical jungles of Central America! 🙂 But swans are birds, so I guess I’m still bird-watching. 😉