Boaco, Nicaragua, the City with Two Floors

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by MizOre, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. MizOre

    MizOre TalkEmount Regular

    Jan 18, 2014
    A friend and I visited Boaco from where we live in Jinotega. Boaco, Nicaragua, is the capital of a department, which is equivalent to a state in the US, but which is more like a county seat populaton-wise. It's in the hills east of Lago Colcibolca, otherwise known as Lake Nicaragua, about an hour and a half from Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. My Nicaragua friend and I wanted to see more of the country we're living in.

    [​IMG][/url]Boaco1 by rbb_56, on Flickr[/IMG]

    This is one of the streets.

    [​IMG][/url]Boaco2 by rbb_56, on Flickr[/IMG]

    I think there's a story here -- something about a mayor of Boaco getting his start in life as a shoe shine boy.

    [​IMG][/url]Boaco3 by rbb_56, on Flickr[/IMG]

    And where it's too steep for roads, Boaco has stairs.

    [​IMG][/url]Boaco6 by rbb_56, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Sunset, looking west, local streets in Boaco.

    [​IMG][/url]BoacoElBorbonRestaurant2 by rbb_56, on Flickr[/IMG]

    New meets old in El Borbon Restaurante. Many pre-Colombian sculptures have been found in the departments of Boaco and Chontales.

    [​IMG][/url]TheCathedralontheUpperLevelBoaco1 by rbb_56, on Flickr[/IMG]

    The upper level cathedral with my friend in front. 16mm lens, no perspective correction.

    [​IMG][/url]Boaco9 by rbb_56, on Flickr[/IMG]

    The other church on the lower level of town. The most famous priest here was from Poland.
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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    #4 is quite nice :thumbup:
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  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Love the colors!
  4. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Beautiful and colorful! The first street photo is very cool. The street is so steep.
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