Inside, Bacílica Catedral de La Asunción

The Front Of The Cathedral
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The front faced a street and then a one block square plaza. This is one view of the front of the cathedral from the corner of the plaza.


Bacílica Catedral de La Asunción   •  León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 14 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 15:39:05 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1320
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One Of Two Lion Statues Out Front
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One of two lion statues that stood in front of the cathedral.


Bacílica Catedral de La Asunción   •  León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 14 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 15:40:13 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1325
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A Statue On Each Column
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Each of the columns that lined the walkway inside was graced with a carved stone statue. Each statue stood inside a portico faćade.


Bacílica Catedral de La Asunción   •  León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 14 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 15:42:05 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1328
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The Central Aisle
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A view looking into the cathedral from the front door. Domes above allowed light to filter down softly, and for excess heat to escape.


Bacílica Catedral de La Asunción   •  León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 14 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 16:04:33 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1391
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One Of Several Numbered Paintings Of Christ
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The side walls of the cathedral told the story of Christ using a series of paintings. This one was number 9, which told said in Latin (roughly), "Jesus falls the third time." The numbered paintings correspond to the stations of the cross external link.


Bacílica Catedral de La Asunción   •  León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 14 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 16:04:55 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1392
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The View Out Of A Side Door
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Seen outside a side door was another lion sculpture and a bent lamp post and a man on a bicycle riding toward the word, "Danilo."


Bacílica Catedral de La Asunción   •  León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 14 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 16:06:40 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1396
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Candles In A Side Alcove
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Candles illuminated one of the places to worship along the back side of the cathedral.


Bacílica Catedral de La Asunción   •  León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 14 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 16:10:01 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1401
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Huge Paintings In A Rear Alcove
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Just to one side of the center back of the cathedral were huge paintings surrounding an alcove.


Bacílica Catedral de La Asunción   •  León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 14 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 16:10:15 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1403
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Jesus Wearing A Foil Crown
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A statue of Jesus in a small area at the rear of the cathedral stood in a brass enclosure wearing a silver crown.


Bacílica Catedral de La Asunción   •  León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 14 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 16:10:59 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1404
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A Dome Overhead
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Looking up at one of the domes overhead, one can see the clever way that they allow in only indirect light.


Bacílica Catedral de La Asunción   •  León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 14 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 16:11:45 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1407
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A Free Standing Statue
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A free-standing statue stood in front of a crypt.


Bacílica Catedral de La Asunción   •  León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 14 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 16:13:51 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1412
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Candles And Old Wax On Old Bronze
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A bronze platform lettered in Latin was used to hold candles. Many candles had burned there over time, leaving behind melted wax.


Bacílica Catedral de La Asunción   •  León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 14 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 16:15:27 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1418
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