Well, believe it or not, the information about the ingredients of the magical light is available in the long and deep archives of AntiguaDailyPhoto, nearly seven years of daily entries now. Sunsets in Antigua Guatemala are very special and even more so when you watch them from roof-top cafe or bar. Sunset’s warm light falls on Antigua Guatemala’s color palette to give you such rich and wonderful spectrum that makes you wonder if these are the same walls and houses seen in the morning.
So, do you want to know what’s the magic behind the light in and around Antigua Guatemala?
Okay, there are at least several elements that work in tandem to create the magical light that you see during the sunsets of the dry season in Antigua Guatemala. These elements are: the dust blown by the cold winds from the north; the position of Earth in its orbit around the Sun gives light a special angle; the pollution created by the zafra season (zafra is the crop of sugar-cane and the making of sugar.) adds orange and red skies; last but not least, the natural limestone paints still in use in Antigua Guatemala. The lime-stone-based paints have translucent shine, similar to pearls, so that is how you get some incredible colors as light changes through the day.
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