Tropical Beauty: LANDSCAPES
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Sanatorio Durán, Cartago. Costa Rica. 2012
"The Sanatorium Durán was a sanatorium with all the characteristics of a first-world hospital able to accommodate about 300 patients in Cartago, Costa Rica, located between the districts of Tierra Blanca de Cartago and Oreamuno. It was created to house and treat patients suffering from tuberculosis, also known as the white plague. This old building is located 7 km north of Cartago and about 18 kilometers southeast of the Irazu Volcano, at an altitude of just over 2,335 meters. It was founded in 1918 by the Costa Rican physician and political leader Carlos Durán Cartín". Translated from: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanatorio_Dur%C3%A1n (2015)

Sanatorio Durán, Costa Rica. 2012
Santa Ana, Costa Rica. 2007

“Santa Ana is a city in the Central District of Santa Ana, Santa Ana Canton, San José Province, Costa Rica. It is located at around 9°56′N 84°11′W The city acts as seat to the municipal government of the Santa Ana Canton. Since the Central District is mostly comprised by the city of Santa Ana, they are often treated interchangeably. The city of Santa Ana still maintains its traditional feel of a typical Costa Rican town with its small stores, bars, restaurants offering local and international cuisine and Sunday fresh fruit and vegetable markets. Nonetheless, Santa Ana has been recently experiencing real estate and commercial development unprecedented in the entire Central Valley. It has become the place of choice with upscale grocery stores, gourmet restaurants, banks, gas stations, medical and dental clinics, beauty salons, coffee houses, hotels, private schools, and small commercial centers springing up everywhere. The city itself is within a few minutes of the surging business locale of Lindora, in the Pozos district, adding to the availability of commercial, lodging and residential areas”. Quoted from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Ana,_Costa_Rica (2015)

Santa Ana, Costa Rica. 2007
Santa Ana, Costa Rica. 2007
Santa Ana, Costa Rica. 2007
Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica. 2005

Santo Domingo is the name of the third canton in the province of Heredia in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 24.84 km², and has a population of 36,899. The capital city of the canton is also called Santo Domingo. The Río Virilla on the south and the Río Bermúdez on the north establish the boundaries of this elongated province, which then climb up into the Cordillera Central (Central Mountain Range) with the Río Pará Blanca”. Quoted from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santo_Domingo_(canton),_Costa_Rica (2015)

Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica. 2005
Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica. 2005
Sendero Botarrama, Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo. Costa Rica. 2005

“Braulio Carrillo National Park is a National Park in Heredia Province and San José Province, in central Costa Rica It is part of the Central Volcanic Conservation Area. he park is located on the volcanic Cordillera Central (Central mountain range) between San José city and Puerto Limón on the Caribbean. It is accessible from the Limon Highway, which bisects the park (northwest to southeast), and from Barva canton on the north. The park is separated into three main sectors — Zurquí, Quebrada Gonzales, and Barva. Established in 1978, the park was formed as an agreement with environmental lobbyists to limit and prevent development of the area after the construction of the Limon Highway, a major road linking the capital to Caribbean cargo port of Puerto Limón. The park was named in honor of former Costa Rican president Braulio Carrillo, whose administration had helped foster the nation's early agricultural economy and had built the first road linking San José to the Caribbean coast.¨ Quoted from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braulio_Carrillo_Colina (2015)

Sendero Botarrama Braulio Carrillo, Costa Rica. 2005
Sendero Botarrama Braulio Carrillo, Costa Rica. 2005
Sendero Botarrama Braulio Carrillo, Costa Rica. 2005
Sendero Botarrama Braulio Carrillo, Costa Rica. 2005