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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, …