Picture of the Day, February 7, 2010

Yesterday was a big day with the election, so I didn’t get these posted earlier. Unfortunately, Laura Chinchilla won, but we’ll cross our fingers and hope she does well. In any case, here’s yesterday’s Picture of the Day, featuring a shocked and stunned chihuahua upon hearing the results of the election:

It really needs no further explanation.
After Angela had voted here in Berlín, we went to Palmares to see how things were going. Lucy’s whole family was manning a booth supporting Ottón Solís and the PAC, and it was interesting to see how voting in Costa Rica is different from in the U.S.

Outside a polling place in Buenos Aires de Palmares. At first glance, it looked a bit more like a street fair or farmer’s market than election.

Inside the school in Buenos Aires, where people were voting. Each classroom had a different list of voters outside. Actually, thinking of my voting experiences in the U.S., I’m hoping that the international observers here were taking notes so that they can make it easier to vote in general in the U.S.

Of course, no election would be complete without a couple of random chihuahuas. Any chance of getting a close-up of that snaggle tooth on the mother dog?

There we go. Thanks.

Angela at the polling place in Palmares.

This is a nice thought to end the day and the post with. I put it up yesterday, but I didn’t explain it. It was painted on a wall of the school where people were voting. I almost made it picture of the day, but there’s something a bit uncreative about taking pictures of signs and calling it yours. In any case, it reads:

“Welcome, we’re here to serve you, when you go from here we hope that you take with you…

I. A solution


II. A hope


III. A new idea, or at least… A smile.”

That’s my new blog motto. Thanks for reading! We’re here to serve you.

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2 thoughts on “Picture of the Day, February 7, 2010

  1. What’s the voter turn-out for CR? Maybe we need to have more street fairs in celebration of democracy at the same time we are supposed to be voting. Beer tents really get people out of their houses – and carnivals.

  2. I think that the …crap, what’s the word, absenteeism? abstention?… whatever that rate is called, was about 30%, so pretty decent, I guess. Unfortunately there was no beer in those tents, but if there had been, it would have been around 0%.

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