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    Is This the Isthmus? Tour – Costa Rica Part 12

    Wednesday, August 9, 2017
    San Jose, Costa Rica

    Central Avenue in San Jose, Costa Rica.
    Central Avenue in San Jose, Costa Rica.

    Mangled flyers on a pole on Central Avenue in San Jose, Costa Rica.
    Mangled flyers on a pole on Central Avenue in San Jose, Costa Rica.

    Lego ladies on Central Avenue in San Jose, Costa Rica.
    Lego ladies on Central Avenue in San Jose, Costa Rica.

    Another mangled flyer on a wall on Central Avenue in San Jose, Costa Rica.
    Another mangled flyer on a wall on Central Avenue in San Jose, Costa Rica.

    It's not over until the fat lady turns into stone on Central Avenue in San Jose, Costa Rica.
    It’s not over until the fat lady turns into stone on Central Avenue in San Jose, Costa Rica.

    Street art on Central Avenue in San Jose, Costa Rica.
    Street art on Central Avenue in San Jose, Costa Rica.

    This afternoon, I went on a photo mission up Central Avenue in San Jose, a long section of which is a walking street. There, I encountered an array of color-splashed businesses (both local and national / international chains) and buildings, a surplus of pedestrians and quite a few sidewalk hawkers giving a literal and loud shout out to their wares. I even saw one guy selling ancient TV remotes out of a deep basket piled up past the brim. A couple of observations: A lot of people walk really fast in San Jose–almost comically so–and there is a lot of awesome street art in this town, which I shot plenty of photos of.

    Street art on Central Avenue in San Jose, Costa Rica.
    Street art on Central Avenue in San Jose, Costa Rica.

    The Claro building on Central Avenue in San Jose, Costa Rica.
    The Claro building on Central Avenue in San Jose, Costa Rica.

    Street art on Central Avenue in San Jose, Costa Rica.
    Street art on Central Avenue in San Jose, Costa Rica.

    Street art on Central Avenue in San Jose, Costa Rica.
    Street art on Central Avenue in San Jose, Costa Rica.

    Oktober La Cali on Central Avenue in San Jose, Costa Rica.
    Oktober La Cali on Central Avenue in San Jose, Costa Rica.

    Another torn flyer on Central Avenue in San Jose, Costa Rica.
    Another torn flyer on Central Avenue in San Jose, Costa Rica.

    Vibrantly painted houses in San Jose, Costa Rica.
    Vibrantly painted houses in San Jose, Costa Rica.

    “San Jose is the capital and largest city of Costa Rica. Located in the Central Valley, in the western province of the country, San Jose is the seat of national government, the focal point of political and economic activity, and the major transportation hub of this Central American nation. The population of San Jose Canton was 288,054 in 2011, and the city’s municipal land area measures 44.2 square kilometers (17.2 square miles), with an estimated 333,980 residents in 2015. The metropolitan area stretches beyond the Canton limits, which had an estimated population of over 2 million in 2017. The city is named in honor of Joseph of Nazareth. Though few people live in the city center, it is the most important working area of the country, which brings in more than a million people daily. Despite its problems, according to studies in Latin America, San Jose is still one of the safest and least violent cities in the region. In 2006, the city was appointed the Ibero-American Capital of Culture.”–Wikipedia

    Words and photos ©2017 Arcane Candy.

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