Monday, December 4, 2017

Street Scenes from Leon, Nicaragua. Part III

































Yesterday, I was reading my travel log from our colorful trip to Nicaragua last year. In Leon, entries were all about life on the streets - every morning we would take a photo safari. In Leon, life is sultry, vivid, smelly, gritty and a combination of fast and slow. It's definitely the year 2017 as most people own smart phones. And yet, many people still travel by horse. The smell of charred wood is always adrift on the breeze. Wood is fuel. Wood is even used to sweep! (I posted a photo in a previous Nicaragua post of a man sweeping the Central Park square with a tiny broom made of sticks) 

Food in Central America is outstanding. If you order soup, they aren't going to open a can or use something from the freezer. No way! (freezers are for ice) Most likely, you'll hear the cooks chopping the vegetables and making it right on the spot. Chicken - its dusty and short feathered life free of a cage - can be a revelation. Other food, is literally left out standing on the street. Baking in the sun. Yum. We simply shake our heads and hope we don't get food poisoning simply from looking.

Next stop is Guatemala!


Coming soon.


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16 comments:

Lydia C. Lee said...

Such gorgeous colours!!

NC Sue said...

Beautiful.
So glad you stopped by https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/12/the-explorer.html to share.

DJan said...

As always, I simply adore the pictures you share with your artist's eye catching so many wonderful scenes. :-)

Lady Fi said...

Wonderfully vibrant scenes!

A Colorful World said...

Such wonderful colors and textures, Sharon! I would love to go to S America someday!

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful photos Sharon!
LOVE those colors...

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Very pretty little town!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We got just the tiniest taste of Nicaragua on a cruise stop; I'd love to go back.

DUTA said...

Colorful is the right word for Leon town. The mixture of modern and old is typical of many little towns and it can be fascinating.
The picture with the horse - drawn carriage is beautiful! Its red and blue colors match the colors of the rider's modern t-shirt.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

As others have noted, the vibrant colors is what catch my eye. Where do these people buy their paint?! The colors are unique and not what I see at my local Home Depot. Even as they fade and peel they are beautiful.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Colorful buildings always bring me pleasure.

carol l mckenna said...

Such colorful and creative photos ~ lovely!

Happy Weekend to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Linda Hensley said...

Sometimes I wonder why people in warm weather are so colorful when people in the North are the ones who need colors in dreary weather? Beautiful photos!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love the colors.

Susie of Arabia said...

Looks like such a colorful place. It's on my bucket list!

Stanley Hattman said...

I love the door(s) shots!! Fabulous colors...hmmm...makes me reconsider a pilgrimage to Central America...