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Old 06-28-2011, 01:50 AM   #1
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...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:










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Old 06-28-2011, 02:36 AM   #2
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It's beautiful, do you know the town in Canada?
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Barkerville, BC.
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Great job. Where exactly in Costa Rica?
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Default Re: My dad built a chapel...

Way up in the Cordillera de Talamanca. His property borders La Amistad International Park.
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awesome

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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.
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Looks amazing!
And Gagó, who knows maybe he'll find his way to religion.
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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.
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Quite amazing, dude
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It is beautiful! Thanks for the pictures. A man who built something as beautiful a this chapel made his life meaningful.
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Incredible. If I'm ever traveling to Costa Rica, I'd love to go there.
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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.
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beautiful

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Breath-taking. Very nice.
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