Monday, July 10, 2017

Street Scenes from Leon, Nicaragua. Part I

The Cathedral of Leon. Did you see my Grecian rooftop post?  Visit Our Lady of Grace for a post with a view. 


I had so much fun on my gritty Leon photo safaris, that I had to split up my souvenirs into 3 posts. There is so much saturated color, delicious decay and overall peculiarity in Central America, that you will never run out of photo opportunities. Most people come to Leon to surf a volcano, but if you can brave the steamy streets, there is so much more...








Street kitten.


Fried chicken.





I don't take a lot of people shots, but I'm glad I captured this guy and his homemade broom. He was sweeping one of the many town squares. 


A towering lady in red. 




El Bodegon was our favorite restaurant. (not a tobacco shop) But that being said, we did roll our own cigars at one point during the trip. More on that later. 



A red hot ride!






A street party leftover. 



These eyes seemed to follow us everywhere, since we were always walking down this street.  

Be sure to pop back soon for part 2 and 3! 

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12 comments:

Photo Cache said...

There are places that are so interesting and fascinating that the photos we took can't fit in only one post. Share all of them please.

Worth a Thousand Words

DJan said...

Oboy! More to come makes me so very happy. You have the most incredible eye for beauty, Sharon. :-)

Steven Que said...

We also have Spanish Colonial Churches here in the Philippines but seeing these photographs of your from Nicaragua makes me appreciate the variety of architecture! I love it!

Steven

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

I loved Nicaragua too! Your photos are great. First time here and love your header.

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Very interesting and colourful images.:)

Molly said...

Looks like a wonderful place to explore

Mollyx

A Colorful World said...

I am so envious of your travels, Sharon! Amazing photos!

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

There is so much colors in the streets of Leon. A lot of people say they prefer Granada or that if you go to Granada, you would not like Leon but I would like to visit both cities. #TPThursday

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Love your street photography and your description of "delicious decay"!. Makes me want to visit and take 1000 photos!!

Pat Tillett said...

REALLY nice photos Sharon! I would love to be there and soak up the history and flavor of it all.

Stewart M said...

This is part of the world I would really like to visit - one day it may even happen!

Cheers - Stewart M - Grindelwald, Switzerland

Jan Robinson said...

I love the street party left-over. I enjoy delicious decay also. Thanks for linking up with travel photo thursday.