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City of Churches

While on assignment in Nicaragua earlier this month, I got a chance to spend the afternoon in Léon, the City of Churches. Léon is a bastion of Roman Catholic fervor, and its historic colonial temples date back as far as the early 16th century. I first visited Léon ten years ago, but was happy this time to see many of these churches in an improved state of repair. All photographs Copyright 2017 Jake Lyell Photography.

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Meanwhile in Barcelona…

It’s just early spring in Barcelona, and a bit of a chilly one at that, but life is in full bloom here.  I can only imagine what this town on the Mediterranean is like in July.  For all the joie de vivre in this city, or shall I say alegría de vivir, you wouldn’t know Spain is currently suffering from gloomy unemployment levels of 27% (Reminds me of last year’s infamous “Spain is not Uganda” quip.) Beaches, nightlife, art, and gastronomy are all big draws, but for me it was mostly the architecture.  From its ancient Roman walls, to its Gothic Cathedrals, to the quirky creations of the 19th and 20th century Modernistas, Barcelona enjoys over two thousand years of stunning design tradition.  What better setting in which to savor caviar and cava? Outstanding architecture is something I’m exploring more and more of these days.  Look for a new section[…]

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