Clinic emergency room, Teustepe, Nicaragua in February 1990

Emergency Room, Community Clinic, Teustepe, Nicaragua (1990)

I’ve been sick for the past few days so decided to dig deep into the ‘Illness on the Road’ files for today’s Pic Du Jour. This is the Emergency room in the community clinic in Teustepe, Nicaragua, in February 1990. A little more than two years after taking this, I …

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Old cathedral, Managua

Old Managua Cathedral (Pic du Jour)

This is old cathedral in Managua, heavily damaged in the 1972 earthquake that hit the Nicaraguan capital 41 years ago today

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Fleeting Moment, with Mortero

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge theme this week is Fleeting Moment, like the one during which I made eye contact with this student demonstrator in Managua, back in April 1999. He’s holding a mortero, kind of a homemade M-80 launcher. They’re mainly used to make a very loud noise. They …

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#FriFotos: For Sale – Encounters with Commerce

I haven’t been around here much for the past week, which is more or less par for the course during the hazy summer months. Missed me? ‘For Sale‘ is this week’s #FriFotos theme on twitter, affording this quick glance back into when my camera met commerce head-on in various parts …

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‘I’ve had cholera. You?’

It really is a lot of fun telling people that. The looks in return are hilarious. Until the conversation shifts towards a detailed description of sample collection.

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Primary school, Teustepe, Nicaragua

This shot was taken 20 years ago today. Apologies for the rough scan and the pushpin holes. The print has taken a beating over the years. The café’s been shuttered for the winter. We’ll reopen when the sun re-emerges here in Ljubljana, which should hopefully be sometime in April. Teustepe …

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Photos from the Aftermath of Hurricane Mitch

I finally got around to scanning some slides I shot ten years ago when I visited Posoltega, Nicaragua, in April 1999, about six months after storms brought in by Hurricane Mitch devastated the area. The photo above is of a refugee camp set up in Posoltega, in the country’s northwest. …

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