Paving streets by hand, one block at a time

Paving streets by hand, one block at a time by Rudy Girón

I know I have shown street repair crews before, but I don't think I have mentioned that most streets in and around Antigua Guatemala are built and paved by hand, one cobblestone or block at a time. In the picture above we are seeing adoquin stone tiles as they were being layout on one of the streets of San Miguel Escobar village. It's incredible to me how with simple tools such as nails, fishing line, rustic wooden mallet and adoquin stone tiles a street can be paved.

 

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