Iglesia San Juan Bautista, León Nicaragua

The Side Of The Church
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The side of a church damaged by an earthquake and currently being remodeled and repaired. Notice a few missing roof tiles.


Iglesia San Juan Bautista De Sutiaba   •  Church built in 1700 and currently being remodeled   •  León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 14:35:17 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1211
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Same Side Viewed Inside The Fence
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The same side of the church seen from inside the fence. Notice water damage to the paint at the bottom of the walls. This was caused by a roof that lacked gutters.


Iglesia San Juan Bautista De Sutiaba   •  Church built in 1700 and currently being remodeled   •  León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 14:36:07 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1214
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Graffiti Out Front
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Small mock bell-enclosures flanked the plaza in front of the church. Those enclosures have gathered an impressive collection of graffiti.


Iglesia San Juan Bautista De Sutiaba   •  Church built in 1700 and currently being remodeled   •  León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 14:36:21 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1216
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The Front Of The Church Towered Over The Plaza
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The front of the church showed three different kinds of building design. The more ornate in the center was probably the original church.


Iglesia San Juan Bautista De Sutiaba   •  Church built in 1700 and currently being remodeled   •  León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 14:36:37 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1219
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The Interior With Scaffolding
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The center of the church appeared almost finished, but the edges were still cluttered with scaffolding and still undergoing repair.


Iglesia San Juan Bautista De Sutiaba   •  Church built in 1700 and currently being remodeled   •  León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 14:37:19 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1221
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Man On Scaffold Restored Gold Detail
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A man high up on a wooden scaffolding used a paint brush to re-touch the gold details at the top of one of the entry columns.


Iglesia San Juan Bautista De Sutiaba   •  Church built in 1700 and currently being remodeled   •  León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 14:37:24 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1222
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The Sign Out Front
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A simple sign on the plaza in front of the church was cast in metal but painted to appear hand carved from wood.


Iglesia San Juan Bautista De Sutiaba   •  Church built in 1700 and currently being remodeled   •  León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 14:37:49 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1224
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The Left Front Of The Church
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The left front side of the church with its metal fencing and gates to prevent wrongful entry. Notice the sad state of the paint here.


Iglesia San Juan Bautista De Sutiaba   •  Church built in 1700 and currently being remodeled   •  León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 14:38:41 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1226
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Religious Art Behind A Locked Gate
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A highly detailed and exquisite example of religious art was protected by a wrought iron steel fence and gate. The tile work inside was in perfect condition.


Iglesia San Juan Bautista De Sutiaba   •  Church built in 1700 and currently being remodeled   •  León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 14:39:32 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1230
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Blazing Sun High On Back Wall
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A blazing sun was mounted on the back of the church interior high up on the central wall.


Iglesia San Juan Bautista De Sutiaba   •  Church built in 1700 and currently being remodeled   •  León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 14:40:11 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1234
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Interior Viewed From The Center Left
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The interior of the church viewed from just inside the left central doorway.


Iglesia San Juan Bautista De Sutiaba   •  Church built in 1700 and currently being remodeled   •  León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 14:41:09 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1235
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Construction In Rear Right Corner
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In the rear right corner of the church, construction was still underway.


Iglesia San Juan Bautista De Sutiaba   •  Church built in 1700 and currently being remodeled   •  León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 14:41:09 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1240
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Finished Wooden Display
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Along the rear central wall was this finished display, accented with artificial flowers.


Iglesia San Juan Bautista De Sutiaba   •  Church built in 1700 and currently being remodeled   •  León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 14:42:00 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1243
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Materials Not Yet Used
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Stacked against the rear left corner wall were materials not yet used for the repair project.


Iglesia San Juan Bautista De Sutiaba   •  Church built in 1700 and currently being remodeled   •  León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 14:42:41 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1247
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Christ In A Box
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A slightly smaller than life sized Christ figure in effigy was on display in a box set against an interior column.


Iglesia San Juan Bautista De Sutiaba   •  Church built in 1700 and currently being remodeled   •  León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 14:44:24 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1250
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The Front Of The Church From Across The Street
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The original central portion of the church front as seen from across the street.


Iglesia San Juan Bautista De Sutiaba   •  Church built in 1700 and currently being remodeled   •  León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 January 2012)   •  (Photo taken 14:44:24 Thursday 17 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1255
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