Wednesday, January 16

Pave Paradise

Put up a Casino! Take a good look, it won't be like this for long. If you enlarge the photo, you will see the tin sheets walling in the future home of a major development. A project that will definitely influence that area of Jaco beach. Before, that area was a home to the homeless. "The Palms", as it is known to the locals, was a "shady" area in the heart of Jaco. Now, there is "no camping" on the beach there so people sleep wherever they can feel safe. You live here long enough, you do recognize "these people" and wonder how they became societies "throw-aways". As far as I know, there is no support for the homeless.

I happened to be out early this morning. Six a.m., I was in the heart of Jaco for the photo session for a photography class I took yesterday. It was presented by David Fulton and was such a treat. It was nice to meet others with the same interest. BECAUSE I was on the Jaco strip so early, I saw things I don't normally see in the later hours. Jaco. It's growing so fast, I hope they remember to provide something for those they displace. Like this guy. That's his beach.


BreeWee said...

What a good post... yep, those poor guys... sure they bring their life upon themselves, but man that building!!!! Those photos brought back some of my best memories and I fear by the time Kainoa grows old enough for us to return to Costa Rica he will never see the place I knew and lived... I fear he will just see a big city! I love your photos, thank you for keeping my memories alive!

TICA MACHA said...

For the past couple of years, I have felt COMPELLED to perserve Jaco as the place I "once" knew.
My only means to do this, photographs.
Not all "bring their life upon themselves". Shit happens (disease, accidents, etc.) and sometimes... especially in a poor country, they are left out.