|The Lovely Ms. Lydia|
|Traditional Chorotega/Guaitil Pottery from Jesus and Susan|
|Paintings by Jose Jackson|
I love photography. It’s one of my favorite art forms, so I really enjoyed the photography by photographer Royden Alvaro. His photographs tell stories of life in Guanacaste. Fiestas, bull riding, borrachos (drunks) dancing in the street, really capturing the moment. You gotta check out his website and see his photos from Costa Rica, Cuba and the rest of his portfolio.
Of course, I have to include at least one photo of a dog!! 🙂
A staple of culinary culture here in Guanacaste is corn tortillas so of course there were ladies making them from scratch and cooking them over a wood fire. If you’ve never had tortillas fresh off the griddle, you’ve missed out on one of life’s finest pleasures.
The music was awesome. A great mix of electronic, traditional, rock and reggae bands. Tamarindo’s own Glass Eye performed. These guys rock.
One of the big things of this festival was the different workshops available for the kids to participate in. Lydia hostessed a painting class and I hostessed a beading class. It’s always fun to see what the kids come up with when left to their own creative devices.
|My Beading Class|
|Lyd’s painting class.|
What kid doesn’t like drawing on the cement with chalk. Heck, I still like to draw on the cement!!
In the late afternoon, a traditional dance troupe named Colpachi performed. Being from the States, one thing I really love here is seeing young people enjoying their rich heritage. In the States, we just don’t have any thing traditional like folk dancing, so seeing “kids” immersed in their traditions that have been handed down over and over, is something that I always love to watch.
The festival lasted until much later, but we left for home and cold showers (!!!) around 5ish. I think I speak for us both that we were glad that we went. It was fun, productive, entertaining, and best of all we got to spend the day together. Awwwww.