Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Hotel Don Carlos

Our last night in Costa Rica, we stayed in San Jose, the capital, at the Hotel Don Carlos. The hotel is centrally located, yet small and quite charming. I loved how filled with light and art it was!

Wrought-iron railings galore.

Detail of a hammered copper artwork.

On the wall outside my room...looks like a Putamayo record label.

Elaborate tiled fountain in the central courtyard.

"The Conversation" in the breakfast courtyard.

Beautifully-painted old cart wheels, re-purposed as tables.

The fountain in the breakfast courtyard.

Interesting use for pre-Columbian statue.

Pre-Columbian figure and mask, in the lobby area.

Also in the lobby area, a statue I affectionately dubbed "Big Guy, Little Guy."

Interior stained-glass windows.

Two examples of tile art found throughout the hotel.

And a close-up for Stefanie!

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