At one edge of San José, Costa Rica’s Plaza de La Democracia is the City “Artisans’ Market”. On the other, uphill side, is the Muséo Nacional. The Plaza is mostly paved, and multilevel, with some hedges, formal gardens and some trees. There are lots of places to sit. It’s a wonderful place for people-watching. People-watching is cheap, easy and fun, and even more so when you’re in a foreign city, and have “new eyes”, eyes without the baggage of “I’ve seen that before, ho-hum….”.
I tend to be a little shy about pointing the camera at people. My mother used to tell me, “You should take more photographs of people.” So, heeding her advice, while the wife and granddaughter went shopping for three pairs of earrings, I took a hundred and seven people pictures from a metaté-shaped concrete seat.
From the hundred and seven, here are seventeen.
We don’t know the names of these people, but we’ve probably seen similar.
There’s a pack of children, cruising the park.
A young couple, with a young daughter.
A mother and a daughter.
The children are taking somebody for a ride.
A rest break.
A cigarette break.
An ice cream break.
A bottle and can collector cruises through.
Also cruising through the park are these wonderful, bold, confident birds.
At the edge of the craft market, a man works on his wares.
There’s a pack of children……..
The pack of children…..
See you later!