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Colorful Granada! [PHOTO ESSAY]

Granada Nicaragua Colorful Buildings

Frank Heads to the Dentist for a Root Canal

Granada, Nicaragua

Granada is a very colorful city in the heart of Nicaragua. Here are some entertaining photos of the people that call its streets home.

This is what happens when I stay in one place too long. I’m forced to amuse myself by standing on street corners waiting for local citizens to walk by wearing clothes that complement the colorful buildings behind them.

Spending countless hours just watching daily life unfold in front of you can be a fascinating & enriching experience. It turns out that this little city happens to be a great place for this particular activity!

Who are these people? Where are they going? What will they do when they get there?

I decided it would be fun to make up some ridiculous answers to my own questions.

Granada Nicaragua Colorful Buildings

Paris Flirts with the Paparazzi while Walking to the Club

Granada Nicaragua Colorful Buildings

Bertha Runs to Confess her Sins at Church

Granada Nicaragua Colorful Buildings

Wanda & Phyllis are Late for Tea and Cookies

[captionwidth=”900″]Granada Nicaragua Colorful Buildings Jeffery is Off to Join the Military[/caption]

Granada Nicaragua Colorful Buildings

Max Doesn’t Want to Miss American Idol

Granada Nicaragua Colorful Buildings

Ernie Desperately Needs a Bathroom

Which of the above shots is your favorite & why? Let me know in the comments!

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Thursday 25th of October 2012

fantastic serious!! Absolutely love it. My favourites are Frank, Bertha and Ernie..and the best is...Off to Nicaragua in November :)

Matthew Karsten

Wednesday 31st of October 2012

You will love it Britta. So much to see & do.


Friday 21st of September 2012

This is such a beautiful post! I've always wanted to capture such diverse colors when traveling. If one day I manage to do that, you're without no doubt the one who inspires me.

Matthew Karsten

Wednesday 26th of September 2012

Thanks Bama! It's very easy to do in Granada. A colorful place. :)


Tuesday 26th of July 2011

Right across from the green building is the office for La Esperanza, the organization that I was volunteering with. And right beside the office is one of the houses they provide for volunteers. Dirty light blue! Too dirty to make it into one of your photos :)


Monday 25th of July 2011

So cool....the top photo with the green building is one I know very well. I woke up to it every day, as it was right across from my front door :)

Matthew Karsten

Tuesday 26th of July 2011

Nice! Where were you staying?


Friday 27th of May 2011

Hahahahaha, my favorite part are the names you gave everyone! Classico!

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