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Antigua is a romantic town

Somehow, not by conscious intention, I have managed to avoid the common references and photos of Antigua. For better or for worse, …

Strolls in Antigua

Not to long ago, on July 18th, I told you about the joys of walking in Antigua. I bring to you a …

Dichotomy: high tech vs low tech

hi-tech low-tech, originally uploaded by rudygiron. Often in La Antigua Guatemala you find this dichotomy: old against new, high technology against low …

Antigua’s colors, post #100

Antigua’s colors, originally uploaded by rudygiron. Nuno suggested that we should always look up, beauty is on every direction. That is exactly …

Antigua’s backstreets

Antigua’s backstreets, originally uploaded by rudygiron. If you find yourself on the outskirts of Antigua, for sure you will be next to …

The Avocado Lady

Selling avocadoes, originally uploaded by rudygiron. Ever since I came to Antigua about four years ago, I often come across this lady …

Book fair in Antigua

La Antigua Guatemala was founded as Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala (Saint James of the Lords of Guatemala) on July 25th, …

Antigua’s main entrance

Antigua’s main entrance, originally uploaded by rudygiron. On my post Welcome to La Antigua Guatemala, I showed what you see first as …

Ermita de la Santa Cruz Ruins

Ermita de la Santa Cruz Ruins, originally uploaded by rudygiron. On June 29th I posted a photo of Charly Garcí­a on concert …

Live flowers for the innocent

Live flowers for the innocent, originally uploaded by rudygiron. Today’s photo is dedicated to the dead and the innocent victims of the …

Natural paint textures

Old window, originally uploaded by rudygiron. Because the high levels of humidity around Antigua, people have to paint their walls often. Not …

Antigua’s street sweeper

School bus and street sweeper, originally uploaded by rudygiron. Street sweeping is still done manually in Antigua. You can see the street …

Guatemalan Cuisine: Pache

Guatemalan Cuisine: Pache, originally uploaded by rudygiron. Tamales are an ancient American food, made throughout the continent for over 5000 years. How …

Guatemala sells light and color

This is the view from the dining room. Guatemala sells itself as tourist destination and they focus mainly on the colonial towns, …

Rusted plant pot

rusted plant pot, originally uploaded by rudygiron. On the opposite wall, the plant has taken over the whole wall. I do not …

Plant pot at Posada del Ángel

Plant pot at Posada del Ángel, originally uploaded by rudygiron. Yesterday I brought to you a metal plant against a wall. I …

Antigua’s craftsmanship

Muebles y hierro forjado sign, originally uploaded by rudygiron. Antigua is known to Guatemalans as a great place to get high quality …

Antigua’s street from Cafe Sky

Antigua’s street from Cafe Sky, originally uploaded by rudygiron. Here is another shot from Cafe Sky roof-top bar. Between this view and …

There’s nothing like a sunset

Cafe Sky roof-top, originally uploaded by rudygiron. Sunsets in Antigua are something special and even more so when you watch them from …

It’s a beautiful day in Antigua

It’s a beautiful day, originally uploaded by rudygiron. Okay, let me say right at front. I do not trust the weather forecasters, …