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Orosi Valley  

Sundial: 761
State/Province:  Cartago Country:  Costa Rica
Dial Type:  Point in Space Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude:   9° 46.921' N Longitude: 83° 50.058' W
Location: Access: This is a private dial. See below for access details.
  • Private residence in Gavilan Hills
    Verdana Lodge, Calle Gavilan
    Orosi Valley, Cartago
  • A 25 foot long point-in-space or nodus dial. The dial face is crushed stone. The 8 AM - 4 PM hour lines are red adoquine paving stones and the noon hour line is identified by adjacent gray paving stones. The dial equinox line is a row of gray paving stones. Solstices are identified by the curve formed by the tip ends of the hour lines.

    The nodus gnomon atop a 1.8 m high vertical rod is a 21 cm diameter hand carved granite sphere, a replica of spheres created by unknown indigenous people and uncovered in Costa Rica in 1930.
General Information:
  • Owner: Mark Jensen
  • Designer: Mark Jensen
  • Builder: Mark Jensen
  • Construction Date: March 2012

Last Revised: 5/8/2015 1:59:51