Photo: The Eye Above You, Leon Nicaragua

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Photo: The Eye Above You, Leon Nicaragua

Yes, this symbol goes way back in time. I found it on the ceiling of a church in Leon, Nicaragua but I can’t tell you which one — I’d visited five that day and was focused on shooting. Churches here in Central America burn down or are destroyed by earthquakes, then rebuilt so it’s hard to know when this little detail was added. The church itself was 300 years old.

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Maria April 17, 2013 at 7:49 pm

5 or 500 years, it’s impressive and provocative.
I could spend the better part of my day looking at this and it would be the best part of my day.
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James April 20, 2013 at 8:49 pm

The “Eye Above You” is at least 500 years old. Be careful, Johny, the Eye is watching you…!!!!!

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Escaping Abroad April 24, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Incredible shot! I’m not very religious but I love the architecture and art old in old churches!
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Terrie Exley April 29, 2013 at 12:36 am

This is amazing! And I will take a desktop wall paper anytime! Thanks for this great post.

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wes May 3, 2013 at 2:37 pm

tried to email you one but it bounced…

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Patty May 2, 2013 at 7:07 pm

That is pretty impressive design for 300 years ago in my opinion. Love the eye

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Ivonne June 18, 2013 at 7:23 am

I believe is in Leon’s Cathedral, inside the tabernacle chapel, if my memory serves me correctly.

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