We continue with “the sign fetish” and today’s turn is for La Tienda de Doña Gavi sign. Believe it or not, this tiny store is one of La Antigua Guatemala landmarks and it’s located on the street behind the Cathedral. Doña Gavi sells all kinds of organic stuff in this cozy shop including avocado ice cream. If you come to Antigua, you must visit this shop. If you don’t trust my recommendation, read the On the Road Travel recommendation below:
La Tienda de Doña Gavi
3a Avenida Norte #2, around the corner from
PosadaJoyería del Angel, open 11:30am — 6:30pm.
Dona Gavi serves up the best — and most unique — ice cream in Antigua. Choose from avacado, corn, fig, cherry, lemon, and other local fruit flavors. The mango ice cream is incredible. In fact, it is a treat just to meet Dona Gavi and explore her store. Cones are Q16. ( )
La Tienda de Doña Gavi also provides a good contrast with her textured walls against the completely white skies of the rainy season. See, I have been complaining (almost nagging) about how white or gray the skies are because of the rain without realizing I could use these neutral backgrounds as backdrops for the wet and saturated colors of the buildings façades. Nevertheless, I am happy with what I have captured while taking advantage of a disadvantage (see One Way to the Decisive Moment).
Remember there will be general elections in Guatemala next coming Sunday 9th. I will try to do something special for the day. Stay tune!
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