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jmjhb 06-28-2011 12:50 AM

My dad built a chapel...
 
...in the cloudforest of Costa Rica.

It's only accessible by driving 2 hours on the worst road imaginable, followed by a 20-minute terrifying/exhilarating ride on a quad bike. Also, most of the raw materials were brought in by using oxen and packhorses and until recently, he's had no communication with the outside world - he can now get a decent phone signal on a good day.

The funny thing is that he's not even religious, he just liked the design! It's based on a church he came across in a ghost town in Canada.

Here are some pictures I took over the past week whilst I was there:

http://img857.imageshack.us/img857/8582/chapel5.jpg
http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/7885/chapel6.jpg
http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/3766/chapel7.jpg
http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/6685/chapel8.jpg
http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/4256/tower1.jpg
http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/3187/chandelier1.jpg
http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/7826/cross2i.jpg
http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/764...decandles5.jpg
http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/6...idechapel4.jpg
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/5825/mist2v.jpg

Snowwy 06-28-2011 01:36 AM

Re: My dad built a chapel...
 
It's beautiful, do you know the town in Canada?

jmjhb 06-28-2011 01:53 AM

Re: My dad built a chapel...
 
Barkerville, BC.

buddyholly 06-28-2011 03:29 AM

Re: My dad built a chapel...
 
Great job. Where exactly in Costa Rica?

jmjhb 06-28-2011 04:04 AM

Re: My dad built a chapel...
 
Way up in the Cordillera de Talamanca. His property borders La Amistad International Park.

abraxas21 06-28-2011 04:20 AM

Re: My dad built a chapel...
 
awesome

thanks for sharing

JolánGagó 06-28-2011 08:19 AM

Re: My dad built a chapel...
 
Amazing nature and building effort, thanks for sharing.

My only question is why the heck a chapel if he isn't even religious, wouldn't a school or just a house would've been more useful? who's using this chapel? looks like a monumental waste of energy and time.

MariaV 06-28-2011 09:09 AM

Re: My dad built a chapel...
 
Looks amazing! :worship:
And Gagó, who knows maybe he'll find his way to religion. :p

JolánGagó 06-28-2011 09:20 AM

Re: My dad built a chapel...
 
The chapel is beautiful I must say, although inside it looks quite calvinist, you couldn't tell it from a post office. A few santos images are sorely needed.

Johnny Groove 06-28-2011 12:26 PM

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Quite amazing, dude :yeah:

gulzhan 06-28-2011 03:26 PM

Re: My dad built a chapel...
 
It is beautiful! Thanks for the pictures. A man who built something as beautiful a this chapel made his life meaningful.

Orka_n 06-28-2011 04:27 PM

Re: My dad built a chapel...
 
Incredible. If I'm ever traveling to Costa Rica, I'd love to go there. :D

star 06-28-2011 05:50 PM

Re: My dad built a chapel...
 
:speakles: :speakles:

It's gorgeous! When I read the first of your post, I thought it would be a small humble place, but this is amazing! It's also a beautiful natural setting.

scarecrows 06-28-2011 06:03 PM

Re: My dad built a chapel...
 
beautiful

thanks for sharing

Har-Tru 06-28-2011 07:24 PM

Re: My dad built a chapel...
 
Breath-taking. Very nice.


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