Babylon fell in Leon

Christmas eve in Leon, mostly around the cathedral square.  See also my blog on the Revolution museum which is on the square.

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So many ice cream carts all ringing their bells to get your attention in the competitive market

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Another ice cream seller with a range of syrups

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Ready for action in Leon Square

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One of the many street stalls. This one featuring huge papaya

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Fierceness outside the cathedral

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Leo in leon

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Drummer boy in her skirts

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Ultra tall model

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He being the short chunky one

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The story goes back to when Spanish took over Leon. In this caricature the big model (Spain) pushes the little one (Nica) around

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It’s Xmas eve and the street stalls sprawled into the road itself adding to the chaos. Selling cheap Chinese imports – and apples from USA; a treat

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I came across these models in several Nica cities. Not sure if people actually buy them but he was keen I got on this (wobbly) horse for him to photograph me.

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Shoe polisher. Everyone’s trying to make a living

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Inside the cathedral – pretty stunning it was

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Inside the huge market was full of cheap clothing. It’s not uncommon to see clothes modelled showing the rear view.

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Another dress up this time with music and in the back streets

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A pretty laundry

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Someone’s got a green thumb

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This street (might be Ruben Dario) is unnaturally empty

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Another one of many churches and cathedrals

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Dry landscape outside Leon

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