Under normal circumstances you build a new house and you expect it to look new. Here in Antigua the opposite is true. You want your spanking-brand-new house to look old and aged. If you can find them, you buy used and old doors, window frames, lamps and locks. Maybe even expose some of the wall and hope that the rainy season will eat up your brand-new paint job.
Welcome to the “new” aesthetic values of an old town!
What’s your take on this subject? what is your preference new-looking or old-looking houses?
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