Alto – Stop Sign in La Antigua Guatemala

Alto - Stop Sign in La Antigua Guatemala

The flavor in life is found in the little details. The transit signs in La Antigua Guatemala are a very good example of that. You take something boring but necessary as a stop sign and turn it into a beautiful detail; which makes your walks around town a little more pleasant to the eyesight. The stop signs (alto in Spanish) in La Antigua Guatemala are made from red ceramic tiles and metal frames.

To all the regular visitors, I wish you a very pleasant weekend full of warm experiences.

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  • I wonder how many people fail to stop and drive into the wall!

  • happy holiday rudy, is monday a holiday in guatemala?

  • Nice photograph. I like the stop sign.

  • Jerry

    My experiences with Guatemalan drivers is that these signs are mostly ignored. The traffic in Antigua has an interesting tempo with all of the different modes of transport mixed together…Taxis, Cars, Tuk-tuks, motorcycles, Bikes, pedistrians, us goofy tourists, who seem to be perpetually lost, and the LOUD chicken buses. Thanks for the reminder. I often tell people that stop signs in Guatemala are just a suggestion. One of the problems here in the rural areas of East Texas is stolen signs. These tile ones are definately permanent.

  • Vibrant color and balance. Even with the metal stop sign, the picture has a very tropical feeling, as if it is telling us, “Stop rushing. Relax and enjoy for a while.”

  • On my Blog, I show to you the “Right Street”, one of the principal streets of Martel. Cavity it is very except right-hand side, it turns in all the directions. Also have in your city, of the streets with a name in contradiction with the street? (Street example of the restaurants without any restaurants).
    Good Day
    My blog photographs on the town of Martel

  • you’re totally right, Rudy. Those little details that you don’t care aabopt until you notice them, makes a walk more pleasant… and makes you to see your city as a new one, and this is a great experience!
    great photo! have a nice week! 😉

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  • At least ALTO makes sense, in a Spanish speaking country! They all say STOP here and I’ve never been able to figure out why. But no matter what they say, mind you, as Jerry says, they’re “just a suggestion.” LOL!

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