Photo display shows life in the capital 100 years ago

The Biblioteca Nacional and a local university are displaying old photos of the capital, but the surprise is that life seems to have changed little.

The university is the Universidad Castro Carazo that has archived photos from the early years of the 20th century. To mark its 80th anniversary, the university provided 50 photos for display.

They will be available for viewing through Aug. 12 in the vestibule of the national library opposite Parque Nacional on Paseo de las Damas in San José. Banco Nacional provided

The Colegio de Señoritas in 1907 and a La Sabana street in 1910.

The Colegio de Señoritas in 1907 and a La Sabana street in 1910.

some material, too, said the Ministerio de Cultura y Juventud.

But some of the better photos show that life has not changed that much. The Colegio Superior de Señoritas has changed little. The building still stands on Calle 3 providing education to secondary students.

Another photo shows a trolley moving along a street in la Sabana parallel to a horse and cart. Government officials are trying to bring back the trolley or a light rail equivalent to reduce traffic jams, and those who pass by Parque la Sabana this weekend will see horses there.

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