28 January 2011

Once More Into the Breech Granada

Again with the trip outta the country to satisfy my legal status, and this time I managed to remember to take a few pictures:


At the border (on the Nicaragua side), waiting for the immigration process to finish...

They're redoing the immigration station on the Nica side....

Most of the houses in the old part of Granada have blank outer walls, with only a large door opening on to the street.  Not so this house, which has been under renovation all the times I've been in town.  I think it's done.

Part of the second floor of the house, open to the breezes (and views)

The rest of the front of the house.  Not modest, at all, eh?

The "new" pedestrian mall just to the east (that's the lake side) of the Parque Centro, just behind the yellow cathedral.

another view of the mall.  I had dinner in the restaurant in the right foreground (where the menu lectern is).  They had a whole page of tipico (typical) Nicaraguan plates, and the food was quite good.

Looking back on the ped mall, as the day ended....

Looking toward Parque Centro (cathedral on the left) and the west, as the sky darkened

The courtyard of Hotel El Club, where I always stay.

The rest of the courtyard.

Part of the wind farm just north of the Costa Rica - Nicaragua border.  On the other side of the highway (and the other side of the bus, hence no picture) is the rest of the farm... and Lake Nicaragua with the Ometepe voclano in the middle  (here's a picture I didn't take, showing that view)


Waiting in line on the Costa Rica side of the border....
Waiting for customs to search the bus (and all the luggage... except mine for some [*cough* Gringo *cough*] reason)...

Finally, back in Costa Rica for another 90 days, the sun setting over Guanacaste.

4 comments:

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Excellent photos. Thanks for sharing.

Brave Sir Robin said...

I've got to come visit... . . for maybe 20 years or so . . .

kkryno said...

What a beautiful place!

TheCunningRunt said...

Great photos of a cool place! You really share the trip well, with being-there details which I generally neglect to include.

I'm taking notes.