Friday, December 4, 2015

Life on the Street


This is life on the street in Granada, Nicaragua. Well, I don't see much life. That's because we are on a post breakfast photo safari. And if you are a traveler like me, there is nothing better. What could top a fresh and hearty breakfast, the warm angles of the sun, my steadfast camera, a photo buddy and an exotic locale. Nirvana. I love this photo. I don't know why the flags are flying. But it looks cool. The color of Granada is amazing. 





A dove or a pigeon sits on an antennae. The back drop is Volcan Mombacho. It looms over the Colonial town.



Dean used a local Coyote to exchange some dollars for cordobas. Coyotes are independent money men. Their rate is even better than a bank.



Look at those papayas. Heaven! I love this photo. Real life on the street.



We climbed the church Iglesia la Merced. And enjoyed a red tiled panoramic view of town. The churches in Granada are numerous and architecturally inspiring. 

I'll never forget our first night in Granada. It was New Year's day. We were peeking inside residential homes on our way downtown to eat dinner. On the street, you'd barely recognize them as residences. They are often barred and just narrow slits of street side architecture. Devoid of interest. I guess that's why people paint their doorways with such flamboyant colors. But peek inside, and there could be wonders. You might see tropical indoor gardens, beautifully appointed rooms and spectacular Christmas shrines. It was delightful to see how they lived. We had an amazing steak dinner that night. But the icing on the cake was listening to Christmas songs at a majestic downtown Cathedral. The place was packed to the rafters with revelers. The acoustics were amazing. 





I think the yellow church in the background is the one where we were blown away by a packed to the gills concert.






Volcan Mombacho in the background


I love this photo. I had my camera out, photographing colorful doors and this morning pair walked by. So charming. Now that's life on the street.

And speaking of color, be sure to drop your paintbrush over at The Chorus of the Crows  My latest post is about the color purple. But it's not what you think...





14 comments:

DJan said...

So fabulous! I love all the colors in every picture. That one with the flags is downright curious. Heading over to the Chorus now. :-)

Pamela Combs said...

I love all the photos. Your description takes us all on the journey with you. I especially like the flower pots on the wall.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, wonderful series of images from your trip! I like the street scenes and people shots. The views are fabulous too. I believe that is a white-winged dove, very pretty. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Rajesh said...

Great shots of the wonderful city.

Gunilla Bäck said...

The colourful buildings are very pretty. Looks like a charming place to visit.

Anni said...

Beautiful countryside and cultural images!! That looks like a White Winged Dove to me. We have dozens in our backyard at any given day.

I truly enjoyed the tour.

Thanks for linking up this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Cordoba!

(I couldn't resist.)

Great pics, Sharon.
~

Marie C said...

What a fascinating trip this must have been! Love the atmosphere of the street life! Those papayas made my mouth water! :-)

NC Sue said...

So colorful! Great photos - all of them!
Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/12/smithsonian-art-museum-west.html

Les Fous du Cap said...

Nice place;-)
Céline & Philippe

Margaret Adamson said...

great shots from your trip. I am off to Malawi tomorrow.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love the colors in these pictures!

Linda said...

This is such a glorious series of photos of your trip! I feel as though I am there with you seeing everything.

Stephanie said...

Those papayas are huge.