San Jose

We've driven down Avenida 10 to the hospital and back home along Avenida 8 so many times that we've worn a groove.  I took a couple of pictures of the buildings, people, and streets on our way home yesterday.

Travis's suggested caption for this one – "Want a screw?"  You can get any kind of screw you can think of and probably a few you can't from this hardware store (ferreteria).

This is a hole in the wall takeaway place which sells ice cream and cigarettes and tipico food (rice and beans, and pastries).

These two are typical San Jose streetscapes.

San Jose's not a pretty city.  It's a low-slung, dilapidated, concrete and corrugated iron kind of place with only occasional spots of glamour and whimsy.  But it has its own idiosyncratic appeal – it's lively, teeming with people, and full of fascinating quirks.

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