Sunday, January 24, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday 44 - Sarchi, Costa Rica















Wandering the back streets of Sarchi,Costa Rica, I stumbled across this ox cart workshop "Taller Eloy Alfaro e Hijos" responsible for creating the largest coffee cart in the world (see previous post) and so of course I took a look around...















The workshop was deserted but full of lots of ancient wheels, dusty corners and rusty tools all bathed in sunmotes and shadows....


















Outside were the finished carts all lined up and ready to go - such a contrast to the dusty, abandoned workshop with their bright colours and patterns...



















I will leave you with a final shot of that largest coffee cart in the world as testament to the exquisite craftsmanship of this particular Sarchi workshop....















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26 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

What a cool shop. Love all the old wheels and rusty bits.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

What a colorful, happy place! Love the auger's shadow - great catch!

Golden West said...

That's one heck of a cart - love all the colors!

Ralph said...

The world of wheels are not like the modern wheels made by machine. The craftsman at this shop restores or otherwise keeps the wheels working. The coffee vendor cart is impressive, I buy a cup from him to hide in the shade whilst consuming the java...

Fly Girl said...

You know I just adore those colors and patterns. I wish I could get a hold of some of that cart artistry for my art collection!

bobbie said...

The workshop afforded you some great shots. And what beautiful, colorful picutres below.

Sylvia K said...

What a fun, colorful place! I love it! And that is indeed one hell of a cart!! Wow! The design and colors are really incredible! Terrific captures for the day, Catherine! Enjoy your day!

Sylvia

simchieinspires said...

That's awesome. World's largest coffe cart. I could seat there and smells the heavenly aroma?

Cool & so much colorful shots. Make me feel spring-y.

Have a great SSS.
xoxo

A Cuban In London said...

Absolutely stunning! Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Joops said...

I like the third shot where shadows are swirling.

Family Bonding Shadows

frayedattheedge said...

Fabulous photos - I love all the rusty bits!

Cassie said...

Oh those lovely, rusting relics! Good shadows. The colorful carts certainly were a departure from the old shops contents!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous collection of shadows.

Princess Shadows, have a great weekend!

Gallery Juana said...

Wow, that is some transformation!
I haven't been to any other Spanish-speaking Country near Mexico, so it's interesting visiting them through your photos.

Sweet Repose said...

I'd hate to see the ox that pulls that cart, maybe Babe the Blue Ox of Paul Bunyan fame...simply beautiful!

Beverley Baird said...

What great shadows! Love the shop!

Hey Harriet said...

I've never seen such beautiful coffee carts before! These are just gorgeous!

You're in Boston this week? Gosh you get around! :)

Carolyn Ford said...

I have been to Sarchi, Costa Rica! I bought a couple of little miniature carts (in Sarchi) that I put on my Christmas tree each year, since then. What a wonderfully colorful place this is...what memories you have brought back for me! And, you captured some great shadows around those wheels and carts...

Guy D said...

Fantastic shots, very unique.

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Dianne said...

I love the rusty swirly tool and its shadows

Helena said...

All the tools hanging up kinda remind me of my dad's workshop. Love the shadows, and the colourful coffee carts.

Catherine said...

Hi everyone - thanks so much for your comments this week ...much appreciated...will catch up with all your blogs with pleasure and interest next week when I am back from Boston...

Jane ... said...

Great captures of the cart and auger shadows! Happy traveling!

Really Rainey said...

Very colorful shadow shots!
~Really Rainey~

Catherine said...

what a terrific response this week..thanks so much everyone!!

Stine in Ontario said...

The Mexican sun creates beautiful shadows. You've found some interesting shapes!