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Photo Journalism Friday: The Christ of the Mercy

Photo Journalism Friday: Christ of the Mercy

The Christ of the Mercy statue was erected in 2009 and and has quickly become an ionic landmark and geographical reference point for the town of San Juan del Sur. At 24 meters it is the largest statue of Christ in Central America and one of the 10 largest Jesus statues in the world. El Cristo de la Misericordia was the dream of a local businessman, Erwin Gonzalez, who made his fortune from tourism. 

Photo Journalism Friday: Roosters on Her Head

Photo Journalism Friday: Roosters on Her Head

As Gord and I sipped our fresh fruit smoothies watching passerby on the beach this lady and her grandson approached us. Roosters made from seashells don’t fall under our preferred style of home decor so we offered to buy her and the boy a juice. I often wonder how many of these pieces they sell in a day? A week? How long does it take to make one and how much do they cost? Instead of immediately saying, “No gracias”, I should have taken some time to have a conversation with her and ask a few questions. Next time!

Photo Journalism Friday: Multitasking

Photo Journalism:  Multitasking

mul·ti·task·ing: the performance of multiple tasks at one time

Photo Journalism Friday: “Whole Foods Market” now open in Nicaragua!

Photos Journalism Friday: "Whole Foods Market" now open in Nicaragua!

– Our friendly fruit and vegetable truck driver greets us daily with a huge smile on his face. One pineapple, one watermelon and a dozen juicing oranges all for just $2.48 USD!

Photo Journalism Friday: Pig Tails

Photo Journalism Friday:  Pig Tails

This little piggy went to market, this little piggy stayed home.
Our puppy Maggie likes to play with these piggies all day long!

Photo Journalism Friday: Clowning Around

Photo Journalism Friday:  Clowning Around

– Windshield washer on a busy street in Managua

Photo Journalism Friday: “Why did the cow cross the road?”

Photo Journalism Friday: "Why did the cow cross the road?"

“To get to the other side!”

Photo Journalism Friday: An Uninvited House Guest

Photo Journalism Friday

– Gord used our broom to gently escort this uninvited house guest out the door but not before I had an opportunity to grab my camera and get my Photo Journalism Friday shot. Hopefully he doesn’t come back!

 

Photo Journalism Friday: Tick tock…this guy can fix your watch!

Photo Journalism Friday

Photo Journalism Friday: A Political Parade

Photo Journalism Friday

It’s 4 pm on October 31st in San Juan del Sur. Yes, that’s right – it’s Halloween.

Local and expat children walk door-to-door to designated businesses collecting candy. Meanwhile truckloads, busloads and carloads of Sandinistas proudly wave their red and black flags in support of Daniel Ortega.

The music is loud.  The energy is high.

FSLN (Sandinista National Liberation Front) theme songs, that oddly enough, have been remade to the rhythm of popular American classics blast from huge speakers. It’s an all out party for these members of the FSLN as they prepare for the upcoming municipal election.

Along the malecon tents and stacks of Tona (local beer) are setup around a giant stage. All of this in support of (and paid for) by the FSLN.

I kind of feel like I’m at an NFL Tailgate Party, except for one glaring difference.  At this event there is only one team. 

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