Whenever possible is a good idea to include in the picture something of known size like a person, animal or vehicle to gauge the size of buildings or mountains or ships, etc. In this case, the man walking by the church of San Pedro Las Huertas provides a human scale for us to realize the massive size of this church.
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This photo was taken in the village of San Pedro Las Huertas, about 3 kilometers from Antigua Guatemala.
I don’t remember if I have ever shared this piece of information with you before, but most villages belonging to the Antigua Guatemala municipality, if not all, have cobblestone streets. I don’t know if this is by law, remember Antigua Guatemala has a protection law, or simply because the Muni of Antigua Guatemala decide to differentiate its municipality from other municipalities near by, but the end result, either way, is that villages within the Antigua Guatemala municipality have cobblestone streets, which makes them different and more authentic than other villages in the department of Sacatepéquez. Does anybody know if this is by law or by preference?
In Guatemala the door-to-door ambulant vendors are still very popular. They walk all day selling all kinds stuff, but dish ware sets, pots and pans, blenders are especially popular. To think of it, anything that goes in kitchen or bedroom is popular among the door-to-door ambulant vendors. I suspect the conversion ratio must be very low, yet you still see ambulant vendors on the streets all the time.
Do they still have ambulant vendors where you live? What do they offer most often?
As I mentioned before, If you are the kind of person that enjoys jogging or riding a bicycle, the roads around Antigua Guatemala provide an excellent opportunity to exercise and enjoy the views of the volcanoes, the green lush vegetation, colorful flowers, the aroma of the coffee and gravileas trees while inhaling some of the freshest air you can find in Guatemala. Of course, riding a bicycle with family and friends around Antigua Guatemala provides not only excise, but also bonding opportunities. For a nice bicycle ride, I recommend the roads around San Pedro Las Huertas, San Juan del Obispo, San Miguel Escobar and even Ciudad Vieja.
Have you ridden a bicycle around Antigua Guatemala before, if so, what was your favorite route?
This year the rainy season has been fabulous so far. Crystal clear skies and sunny mornings to mid-afternoons with some light rains in the late afternoon or evening. The average temperature is about 20C/68F. The picture above was taken this morning when some rebel clouds were caressing the volcanoes Agua, Fuego and Acatenango. It was simply breathtaking. If you’re planing a visit to Antigua Guatemala, now is when.
Lenticular cloud aside: (Altocumulus lenticularis) are stationary lens-shaped clouds that form at high altitudes, normally aligned perpendicular to the wind direction. Lenticular clouds can be separated into altocumulus standing lenticularis (ACSL), stratocumulus standing lenticular (SCSL), and cirrocumulus standing lenticular (CCSL). Due to their shape, they have been offered as an explanation for some Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) sightings. (source: Wikipedia)
Okay, thanks to my friend Norman Ávila from ClimaYa.com I’ve learned the proper name for this kind of cloud formation. A lenticular cloud was first shown here on the entry The War of the Worlds, a contribution of my friend Pascu Robredo of Finca Filadelfia. Check out it, I’m sure you’ll enjoy the parody of Orson Welles radio show.