Where I called home until recent problems with a dictator who refuses to step down. León, Nicaragua captures the imagination. A 500 year old city with low lying colonial buildings, stone streets, laughing children, and color everywhere. These pictures depict old men walking past arched doorways, kids behind the scenes at a cockfight, my neighbors with their smiling dog, a pickup truck repurposed as a bus, Also horses, churches, kids, hardworking men, and day-to-day life. Viva León, jodido.
Old man in a doorway. Hotel Azul
Washing the street.
Although I spend most of my time in and around León, the rest of Nicaragua has its own appeal. Colonial churches, boats on a shore, jungles, and beauty. I particularly like the boys on the horse-drawn dray: one with painted nails smiles happily at me and the other unsure of what to do….
Mexico is a big country, and I have only just captured a tiny bit with these photos of Guanajuato, Guanajuato. Reminiscent of old Spain with narrow stone streets, alleys, and hidden parks Guanajuato’s colors are also pleasing to the eye. Two photographs here of the city; one at dusk and one at night illustrate that I think.
Travel photography of Costa Rica, a Central American country full churches, volcanoes, fauna, birds, and beautiful people. Also my home for a few years after I retired and wondered what to do with myself.
A man, a plan, a canal, Panamá where the world’s commerce transverses the canal and flora and fauna from two continents converge on the slimmest of isthmuses.
These photographs are mainly from the region of Copan, near the Guatemalan border. Of all the mayan sites, the ruins of Copan are perhaps the most artistic. I am particularly taken with the false arch, which ornaments many of the buildings.
Police station at the entrance of the ruins.
The gentleman with the quiet, gentle gaze is from Santiago de Atitlan on the lake of the same name. To me epitomizes the mien of the indigenous people of the area: humble, dignified, and wise. In many ways he reminds me of José, my gallego grandfather.