Solitary Topiary

In response to the Photography 101 challenge.  Today’s theme ‘Solitary’

These photographs were taken at the Parque Francisco Alvarado, Zarcero, Costa Rica. The chap with the shears is Evangelisto Blanco who originally planted the garden and has been maintaining it, pretty much single-handedly since the 1960s.  Apparently it takes him a month to trim 100 or so topiaries, which are shaped to depict animals and characters as well as the arches, after which he has to start all over again.

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