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Wireless Antigua Guatemala






Details, details, details. Oh boy, here are those ugly power lines again. But wait, what’s in the background? Sure enough, now everywhere …




Farol or farolito






Details, details, details. There are so many different street lamps or faroles, as they are known in Spanish, in La Antigua Guatemala …




Breaking News: Ash Wednesday In Antigua






pushwigh#@%&?¿… blip! Alert, alert, we break from our regular programing Details, details, details to bring you this important news update. From early …




Antigua’s Lamp Shadow






Details, details, details. I also believe that, some times, details are like opportunities: you blink and they are gone. So you always …




Antigua’s Metallic Owl






Details, details, details. I believe beauty manifests itself in the details. Correct me if I am wrong!




Antigua’s Door Knocker






Details, details, details. Gustave Flaubert believed that God was in the details. Other people believe the devil hides in the details. What …




Antigua’s Window Crate






Details, details, details. Often you find little windows on the doorways of the houses of La Antigua Guatemala and most often they …




Guateflora: Jacarandas






Interesting enough, last year when I published the Guateflora series, I overlooked the jacaranda trees, which are omnipresent in and around Antigua …




The Guatemalan Shuco Hot Dog






The Guatemalan shuco hot dog comes with guacamol (avocado sauce), boiled cabbage, mayonnaise, tomato sauce, mustard, hot sauce, and one or more …




Casa Antigüeña: The Balconies






What better photo to wave goodbye to the Casa Antigüeña series than an image of the balconies against cloud-free deep blue sky, …




Casa Antigüeña: The Bedroom






We are just about done with the Casa Antigüeña series. Here you can see the master bedroom which basically has two large …




Casa Antigüeña: Tragaluz






The tragaluces (sky lights) are those crystal blocks you see at the far end. Craig was asking if the the light washing …




Casa Antigüeña: The Pila






The pila is basically a Guatemalan home staple. Normally the pila design has a water tank in the center and two sinks, …




Casa Antigüeña: The Niches






Of course, big part of the beauty of the Casa Antigüeña is found in its details, like the niches that can host …




Casa Antigüeña: The Cupola






The cúpulas (cupolas) has to be among the most distinctive architectonic elements of the Casa Antigüeña. Originally design as chimney for the …




Casa Antigüeña: The Attic






Finally, we reached the loft in the second floor… oops, I meant the attic. Remember the building codes in La Antigua Guatemala …