Photographer's Note

Adiós Granada

This is just about the most famous sight of Granada and I have no doubt you've seen it before.
Pedro (Periko) has taken a similar photo on the same place and has showed it also on TE.
Every visitor to Granada wants to take a picture on this spot. So here’s my version.

First you have to climb the bell tower of Iglesia La Merced (a beautiful church built in 1534, destroyed by pirates and rebuilt between 1781 and 1783, again damaged and restored in 1862).
You better visit the bell tower at the end of the afternoon, just before the church will close. Then the sun is in its best position to show the city as colourful as possible.

It’s of course the cathedral of Granada that you see towering over the roofs. Behind it you have the lake of Nicaragua.
In Granada I saw pictures on which you could also see the other side of the lake. But the mountains on the other shore are very blurry on my photo.

I arrived in Granada at the end of the afternoon. It was beautiful weather. I checked in hastily and walked fast to La Merced.
This was the first picture I took in Granada but I show it as the very last.

With this photo I say 'Adiós' to Granada, the most colourful city in the country and also ‘Adiós Nicaragua’.
I hope you could enjoy my series of this Central American country.

It was not so easy to show you pictures of places and people of whom I have such a good memory realizing that after my visit life in the country has changed suddenly and became a real nightmare for some. After the unrest began in April to the present 320 people have been killed and more than 600 imprisoned. I cherish the hope that Christmas and the new year may bring change and a better life for all Nicaraguans.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6896 W: 24 N: 16213] (63478)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2018-04-11
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: 1/21 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2018-12-21 14:11
Viewed: 1281
Points: 54
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