My advice is to always carry a camera with you and I mean ALWAYS. You don’t know when you will get a photo opportunity like this one I had while going to a meeting in ruins of Las Capuchinas. In nearly seven years of documenting the life and architecture of Antigua Guatemala every day, I hadn’t had the chance or the access to photograph the inside of this ruins with such perfect conditions.
Archive for the ‘Arches’ Category
Here’s a peak view at the three arches of the entrance of El Calvario church. A few times I have shown these arches as seen from the outside, but not often or maybe never from the inside. I gotta fix that. So here it is the view from the inside. If you would like to look at some of the other posts regarding El Calvario church, follow the white rabbit to:
These arches along with the public washbasins and water tank are one of the most often photographed landmarks in Antigua Guatemala. I am certain that if you have visited Antigua Guatemala with a camera on hand, you have a picture of it; am I correct?
Estos arcos junto con los lavaderos públicos y la pila son de los hitos más fotografiados en La Antigua Guatemala. Estoy seguro que si has visitado la Antigua Guatemala con una cámara en la mano, tendrás por lo menos una foto del Tanque de la Unión; ¿estoy en lo correcto?
Here’s a night vista of the Alameda (tree-lined avenue) of El Calvario. In the background you can appreciate one of the stations of the cross and the moon hiding behind the coffee plantation. I like how through the different lights one can see different layers in what would be an otherwise two dimensional image.
What do you like it about it, if anything?
The arched entrances of Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande are so majestic and elegant. Needless to say, this is among the most popular destinations of sight-seers in Antigua Guatemala. This church also holds the remains of Santo Hermano Pedro de Betancourt, Central America’s only saint, which makes this church a pilgrimage destination as well. Make sure you put this church in your to visit list next time you come to Antigua Guatemala.
Now, be honest, don’t you wish this was the entrance to your home? I know I do. I normally like very minimalist architecture, sober and elegant, but this baroque arches and façade details win me over. By the way, in case you don’t know what are we looking at, this is the entrance to the former Universidad de San Carlos Borromeo de Guatemala, USAC now, the fourth university founded in the American continent. Now, this building houses the Museo de Arte Colonial. If you want to read in Spanish the history of this building, follow the white rabbit.