Look up, always look up and down, you’ll never know what interesting things you might find. In today’s case, by simply tilting the camera up to capture the texture and light coming in through huge cupola I have acquired another splendid image for my collection of textures of Antigua Guatemala. I know, I know, most of you don’t really care about the texture pictures of Antigua Guatemala, but please, allow me to indulge every once in a while, ¿si?
The quoted text below was written by SarahGuate, a researcher from the University of Texas at Austin who spent almost a year living in Casa Herrera. I hope you have enjoyed the mini series on Casa Herrera.
The original [Casa Herrera] house was built around 1680, but once the Herrera family moved on to even bigger and better things, they had little use for the place and it fell into disrepair. In 2008, however, the Fundación Pantaleón (a not-for-profit arm of the Grupo Pantaleón Sugar Holdings Company) completely renovated the Casa Herrera’s twenty-six rooms and loaned the house, more or less indefinitely, to UT Austin. Conferences, seminars, workshops, and other events are held here throughout the year, as well as occasional English courses for locals and a semester-long study abroad program for undergraduates from the states…
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