Walls That Grow Benches in Antigua Guatemala

Walls That Grow Benches

The already narrow sidewalks of La Antigua Guatemala get even narrower with benches that literally grow out of the walls. Even though I have said a couple times that Antigua is a wonderful town to stroll with the family, with friends or alone, still, one must be careful with the colonial drain spouts or the colonial houses that drain onto the sidewalks, the unevenness of the sidewalks, the window’s sills and now with the benches as well.

What do you think of this kind of bench? Would you use it if you were walking around Antigua?

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  • I have been to Antigua a few times in my life, I don’t ever recall seeing benches like this one. You always find a way to surprise us with your “high powers of observation”(Pink Floyd).

  • MO

    Very old looking bench. I like it but I personally would not use it (specially if wearing light colored pants). I would use it only if I was extremely tired and needed to rest my aching feet. It also appears that the bench is on the high side and has a wide seat. I ain’t no giant but I ain’t no midget either *LOL* but if I sat on this bench my feet would be dangling. What’s up with the black stuff all around it? Mildew? Paint? Wear and tear? ahumado?