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May 31

May 30, 2013: The Town

townGarcimuñoz was an historical name of a small town located in a system of valleys near the capital of Costa Rica, San Jose. The town is understood to have been first located in Desamparados and later around 1563 near the present day city of Cartago.

I did this drawing of the town while travelling with my parents to see the Irazu volcano just east of the town. From the rim of one of the roadways heading toward the peak of the volcano, there was the loveliest view of the Cartago valley. This volcano is the one I wrote about in the book’s opening description. From the peak, on a very clear day, both the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans can be seen.  I have never personally witnessed this since the peak was cloud covered when I visited it. It must truly be a spectacle if one has the opportunity to travel to its peak in the right weather conditions.

1 comment

  1. susanne collyer

    Hey Lynn, great to know what went behind the painting it makes the picture have more meaning

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