Visitors can easily spot the Maya people dressed in rainbow colors weaving their way throughout the renowned colonial architecture of La Antigua Guatemala. But, sometimes, such prized culture and striking architecture can distract one from noticing the more obscure, yet just as captivating beauty that’s found in this city. For me, the bright, exotic flowers scattered throughout the city perfectly accentuate the traditional dress and handcrafted goods of the indigenous Maya. The Maya must have drawn their inspiration and favor for such a collage of brilliant color from the exquisite flowers and plants that ornate their world.
text and photo by Laura McNamara
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