Sólo amamos lo que conocemos (we only love what we really know) is the slogan of the advanced course from Universidad de San Carlos, USAC, being taught at Iglesia Capuchinas in Antigua Guatemala for six Thursdays every two weeks. I decided to take this diplomate in history of Antigua Guatemala so I can add more historic context to some of the photos I share with you. Also, I figure I might get new ideas for possible photos or photographic series based on the history of Santiago de Guatemala. So far with only one class, I can say the latter is already true.
Furthermore, I figured this would be a great opportunity to meet some of the best historians we have in Guatemala, such as Regina Wagner, author of The Germans in Guatemala book I mentioned before and which generated a large number of comments.
The icing on the cake was to learn the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, USAC, was putting the seal of approval on this advanced history course and awarding a certificate to those who attend at least 80% of the classes.
So, if you begin to see more history related posts during the following three months, now you will know why. Stay tuned!