I wouldn’t call the Galapagos an artsy place. It is as most would assume, a more natural locale. However, Santa Cruz is not devoid of creativity. As I was walking down Charles Darwin Ave towards the Charles Darwin Research Station I noticed a giant mosaic arch of a colorful dragon and it stopped me in my tracks!
Wonderfully out of place, I had to take a closer look. Hidden in plain sight, the Ceramic Garden was completely empty.
It is a tiny little space, but certainly a special place to spend a few minutes admiring. Shards of colorful ceramics and a myriad of random little doodads cover a wall.
Images depict scenes from the archipelago, its volcanic beginning and even some actual lava, and a mystical ode to its wildlife.
Some images are not so serious.
And some are downright strange.
I loved naming all of the birds I had seen during my hikes including the blue footed booby, red footed booby, and frigate bird.
It is free to visit and only takes a moment to add a special flair to your walk down the main ave, and we had the place all to ourselves.