Garden Grid and Fountain at Compañí­a de Jesús

Garden Grid and Fountain at Compañí­a de Jesús

I have said that I really enjoy being in this building so many times that you might actually believe that I work for the PR department of Agencia Española de Cooperación International in La Antigua Guatemala. I do not, just to get it right out in the open. However, I do check out books sometimes and read magazines from Spain from the Biblioteca (library) from time to time.

Honestly, I just cherish the atmosphere of the building. On the other hand, one thing I really want to do is sit on the bench in the corner, in the other side of the fountain, for lunch and read Un paseo en primavera (ES) by Ronald Flores. I could really get on the shoes of the protagonist, a tourist guide, since I’ve been told by Maggied that I am her personal tour guide. Just wait Maggied, I am preparing your invoice. 😉 Interestingly enough, the one thing I did not want to be was a tourist guide, nor I wanted for this site to become a touristic guide; it seems I have failed at both.

For now that is not possible because of the rainfall in the afternoons. I just have to wait until I can sing Requiem for the rain again. Also, I need to get an autographed copy of Un paseo en primavera from Ronald, like my friend Juan Carlos Escobedo.

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  • Looks very surreal! Great though…Loved the green area.

  • That is just beautiful. I dream of having a house with a courtyard and a fountain.

  • I love your photograph… the two pwoplw in the foreground really make the shot

  • this is a very nice building, very pretty.

  • Julio

    Indeed, you are a tourist guide with the wonderful photos you show us and its comments. It is impossible do not agree with you, because you inspire love to our country from natives and foreigners. Thanks for everything. Your contribution counts!

  • Manolo

    Pues “Un paseo en primavera” was the first novel I read from Ronald, just this past June and since then I’ve devoured other three more. I couldn’t tell you which one is my favourite, but the one I could find more incredible thoughts is “Stripthesis” (just this morning I was re-reading page 123). And you must, must get your hands on a copy of “El informante nativo”.

    Now about the picture: I wish I could live inside a building like this. Maybe my vocation of “Marista”(not to be confused with “marero”) has not disappeared completely. Do you think they would let me stay in one of the offices??? Or should I just move to the convent besides La Merced?

  • Wow. Love the lush green and the neatly trimmed grass. Beautiful.

  • Let me give you my congratulations because of this amazing blog and the pictures you’ve taken that show how beautiful my contry is : D If you go to other places in Guatemala visit Jutiapa, my hometown, and take some nice pictures please.

  • Mel

    I love that courtyard!

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