10/13/2013

It’s still Sunday, and it’s time to continue our adventure. Driving from El Sauce to Leon. The town of Leon is located near the Pacific Ocean. Leon is also the 2nd largest city in Nicaragua.

Our Trip To Leon Nicaragua

Leon is a city full of history. The original city of Leon was located on the slopes of Volcano Momotombo, until the volcano reduced the city to rubble in 1610. Leon is also full of churches, below is a photo of the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of Leon  (photo info: 18mm, 1/320 sec, f/10, ISO 200). If you lean in close you can hear the roar of the loin. The cathedral is one of the largest in Central America.

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One of the loins outside the cathedral.

This is a side view of the Basilica Catedral de la Asuncion (photo info: 11mm, 1/60 sec, f/13, ISO 100).

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A side view of the Basilica Cathedral de la Asuncion including a famous model that just happened to be passing by. ūüôā

The Cathedral looks to be in the middle of a restoration project. If you look close at the top portion of the cathedral you can see how it looks nice white and new  (photo info: 12mm, 1/400 sec, f/13, ISO 100)..

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A frontal view of the Cathedral Leon.

This is from the inside of the Basillica Catedral da la Asuncion (photo info: 11mm, 1/60 sec, f/13, ISO 100). When I created this photo I new it had to be in black & white. The cathedral also contains the tomb of Ruben Dario, a famous poet from Nicaragua.

Arches Of The Cathedral

This a  photo of the Virgin Mary that is on the top of the Cathedral (photo info: 250mm, 1/320 sec, f/10, ISO 200). Even got to include la luna (the moon) in the photo!

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The Virgin Maria statue on the top of the Besilica Catedral de Leon.

The Colegio La Asuncion (photo info: 15mm, 1/125 sec, f/13, ISO 100). The Colegio La Asuncion is right next to the  Basillica Cathedral da la Asuncion.

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Looking up at the Colegio La Asuncion in Leon Nicaragua.

Leon is located in the Maribois Volcanic Chain, one of the most active volcanic areas in the world.  Below is a photo of the Telica Volcano taken from the highway heading back to Esteli from Leon (photo info: 100mm, 1/60 sec, f/11, ISO 200).

The Volcano Sleeps

Well, all good things must come to a end, and this is the end of our post for part 6 of our trip to Nicaragua. Adios!

Stay tuned for Part 7, which will feature a collection of street photography from Nicaragua.