21sep19. Barrio Logan, San Diego, California
Barrio Logan, in southeast San Diego, is referred to as el ombligo or navel, the center of the world. It’s the home of Chicano Park, which was the the site of a 1970s demonstration, land takeover, and cultural renaissance for the Mexican-American community. It was designated an official historic site by the San Diego Historical Site Board in 1980 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.
n 1871, Congressman John A. Logan wrote legislation to provide federal land grants and subsidies for a transcontinental railroad ending in San Diego. A street laid in 1881 was named Logan Heights after him, and the name came to be applied to the general area. Plans for a railroad never successfully materialized, and the area was predominantly residential by the turn of the century, becoming one of San Diego’s oldest communities. Its transformation began in 1910 with the influx of refugees from the Mexican Revolution, who soon became the majority ethnic group. For this reason, the southern part of the original Logan Heights neighborhood came to be called Barrio Logan. (Barrio is a Spanish word for “neighborhood”.) ~ wiki
21sep19. San Diego, CA
Sep19. San Diego CA 🇺🇸
Sep19. San Diego CA 🇺🇸
July/August 2019 Belgium 🇧🇪 and The Netherlands 🇳🇱
the soundtrack to my three months of living in Costa Rica has been almost exclusively, the 4 twenty one pilots’ albums: self-titled, vessel, blurryface, and trench. this upcoming 4-part photo series will feature captions with their lyrics describing an even deeper contextualization of my overall pure vida experience.
16apr19. San Jose, Costa Rica.
These ruins are a cultural heritage site. Technically, the site can’t be called “ruins,” because it was never actually completed. Here’s why (and this is a crazy amount of earthquakes):
1575 – several churches have existed on this site since this time
1630 – first building destroyed by an earthquake
1656 – demolished
1662 – consecration of a new building
1718 – heavily damaged by another earthquake
1756 – another earthquake damaged the church
1841 – finally destroyed on September 2, 1841 by the San Antolin earthquake
1870 – the last attempt to rebuild the church was started; built in Romanesque style (only one in Costa Rica)
- construction was halted for 30 years
1903-1904 – restarted again
1910 – construction finally halted for good after the Santa Monica earthquake
Today, it’s a beautiful park.
According to a popular legend, there were two brothers who lived in Cartago. One of them was a single, nice guy and the other was a priest. A rivalry arose between them as they both fell in love with the same woman. She chose and married the single, nice guy. The priest was infuriated, and did everything he could to destroy his brother. Then, in 1577 during the New Year’s mass, he saw his brother in the church and killed him with a knife. In penance for his mortal sin he built a church for the city, but one year after, an earthquake destroyed it. Each time it was rebuilt, another new earthquake destroyed it, until 1910 when it was canceled and thought to be a cursed site. It is also said that on foggy nights, it’s possible to see the priest, headless, inside the ruins, wandering for eternity as his penance for desecrating a holy site. (wiki)
30mar19. Cartago, Costa Rica.