|Not Mona Lisa: this is a Costa Rican Last Supper.|
|Original Last Supper -- Wikipedia|
I'm always fascinated by Leonardo parodies like the one above which featured prominently in the souvenir stand. The ewer and towel in the foreground are not present in the original, shown at right. The Central-American embroidery on the tablecloth is more prominent than the faint embroidery in the original. Most interesting: the length of the table is very condensed here, compared to the original, and the dramatic vanishing point effect is completely lost.
|A Costa Rican slang expression: "Mae" means something like "Dude"|
Who knew? "Pura Vida" is the national slogan. Like "Pure Michigan," I guess.
This was also the first place where we had free wireless internet since leaving Miami a week earlier: a record for no-internet living.