Sunday, October 28, 2012

El Explorador Gardens

 One of the more curious attractions in Boquete is El Explorador gardens, where there are splendid and fantastical panoramic views across the valley from a delightful swing set.  The real attraction here are the eccentric gardens sprinkled with vernacular, artlike recycled items: old television sets, a sewing machine, boots used as planters, shopping carts, old bottles, and more bearing eyes and ears and mouths.
  Por ejemplo, there is a bush cut to resemble a imaginary animal, and in its mouth is a plastic doll. The gardens feature signs (in Spanish only) with uplifting quotes to boost ones self-esteem and increase your knowledge of spanish. (take that Hable Ya!)

As hokey as it seems, we left El Explorador feeling a little better.

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