Costa Rica – Day 11

Our last full day here. No plans for the day but to hang out at the hotel. We spent quite a bit of money yesterday going to Upeace. There isn’t much we want to see. We are definitely done shopping.

Here are some notes from Upeace, The United Nations University for Peace, Colon, Costa Rica.Inspiration for Peace   

The University  for Peace with its headquarters in San Jose, Costa Rica, was created by the United Nations in 1980. On the Upeace campus, a number of busts have been erected to honor prominent citizens of the world who in their own way have, throughout history, contributed to the ideals of a world in peace. These sculptures provide inspiration to UPEACE students and visitors alike.

Many of the busts located at the University of Peace were sculptured by the late Domenico Mazzone, an internationally recognized Italian sculptor whose work is featured in museums and private collections around the world.

Those honored include Albert Schweitzer, Benito Juarez Garcia, Cruz Rojas Bennett, Eduardo Frei Montalva, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mahatma Gandhi, Henry Dunant, Konrad Adenauer, Leon Tolstoi, Pierre De Coubertin, Ryoichi sasakawa, St. Frances of Assissi, Simon Bolivar, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Urho Kekonen, Pierre Teilhard De Chardin, Yitshak Rabin. Davind Ben Gurion, and Peace Pilgrin (Mildred Norman Ryder)

Needless to say, I am only familiar with a few of these. Over time, I hope to check out the others.

Later, back at the hotel: I read Peace Pilgrim’s chapter on spirituality. She found that place which she called “heaven consciousness”, a place of peace and love and truth and “awareness of the right order of things”.

Tomorrow we leave Costa Rica.

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