The Weekly Photo Challenge is Bridge.
For seven years I have tried to bridge cultural gaps in Nicaragua. One of the most difficult gaps to connect is the lack of reading for pleasure in Nicaragua. So, three years ago I started a children’s library in my small La Paloma Elementary School.
One day, I delivered office supplies to our local police department, and in turn Juan Carlos asked what he could do for me. I had just the thing! “Juan Carlos, how would you like to come to my library and read to the preschool class?” I asked. He was thrilled! And so were the preschoolers. Bridging the gap of reading is fun!
El Castillo on the Rio San Juan River in Nicaragua is literally a horse town. No cars here! Boats, horses, donkeys, canoes, and a few foot bridges tie the communities along the river. To market to market to buy a fat pig!
Bridges can be vertical as well. My internet tower hooks me up to the world.
A narrow spit of volcanic sand unites the cows with precious water in the lake during the dry season.
Long spans of Irrigation pipes stretch into the lake to provide the farmers much-needed water during the dry season.
The best bridge builder of all is my resident spider on my front porch.
Finally, this bridge literally connects Nicaragua with Costa Rica. It is a border bridge.