Casa Antigüeña: Tragaluz

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 the back wall in the kitchen was coming from the cupola. I promised Craig I was going to show the origin of the light washing the back wall in the kitchen. Well, the mystery is resolved; the light comes through those sky lights or crystal blocks you see here, which are located in the roof, right behind the cupola. Simple and effective, don’t you think?

Boy, how many architectonic terms in Spanish have you learnt through the Casa Antigüeña series?

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  • Hello Rudy, My husband and I check out your blog regularly to see what beauty you have for us to feast on…but today is the first time I comment.
    My name is Orly and I am married to a handsome Guatemalan man who introduced me to Antigua and made me fall in love with the most beautiful city in the world. We live in California but Iam originally from Israel. I saw many cities in my life but there is no other city as Antigua when it comes to colors, textures, concentrated beauty of people, nature and architecture. I can go on and on ranting about it. I am an artist and I took hundreds of photographs in Antigua on my visits. I integrate them into my digital compositions on my blog. I thought I’d share the last one with you since it incorporates windows doors and walls from Antigua. Please take a look at http://oneartistjournal.wordpress.com/
    Keep up your wonderful work Rudi Giron..You make us not feel so sad in those times we are not in Antigua.