Bitterness and beauty

March 11, 2018

One particular image from this morning’s story on a graffiti festival held on San Pedro’s Calle de la Amargura, or “Street of Bitterness,” near the University of Costa Rica, is so luscious that it needs to be savored on its own. The artist seems to melt into the wall he’s flooding with color in a collegiate neighborhood known for its head-turning murals, scribbles and unexpected flourishes.

If you’re in San José this week and need to get your creative juices flowing, there’s an east-side walk with your name on it.

Would you like to submit a photo to our #TTPicOfTheDay series – the view from your home or favorite Costa Rican spot, or any other image you care to share? Please send horizontal photos at least 1100 pixels wide to kstanley@ticotimes.net. We’d love to see the sights with you.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Thousands evacuated in Guatemala as volcano erupts, then stops
Central America
468 views
Central America
468 views

Thousands evacuated in Guatemala as volcano erupts, then stops

AFP - November 20, 2018

Guatemalan authorities declared a red alert and evacuated around 4,000 people Monday after the Fuego volcano erupted for the fifth…

Daniel Ortega’s regime has twice as many political prisoners as Nicolás Maduro’s
Daniel Ortega
537 views
Daniel Ortega
537 views

Daniel Ortega’s regime has twice as many political prisoners as Nicolás Maduro’s

Lucía Navas / La Prensa - November 20, 2018

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's dictatorship has proved to be more lethal against citizen protesters than Nicolás Maduro's in Venezuela, not…

This week in the Peace Corps: The Trodden Twins
Changemakers
946 views
Changemakers
946 views

This week in the Peace Corps: The Trodden Twins

Zane H. and Alex H. / Peace Corps Volunteers - November 19, 2018

Every April Fool’s day throughout high school, my brother and I would switch classes. Since we’re identical twins, all we…