Street Lamp and Cupola from Antigua Guatemala

Rudy Giron: &emdash; Street Lamp and Cupola from Antigua Guatemala

Today I am sharing a simple image with the things that one often encounters while strolling around Antigua Guatemala. I am sure I am not the only one who enjoys looking at the repetition and texture created by the tejas or the terra-cotta Spanish tile roofs.

The cúpulas (cupolas) has to be among the most distinctive architectonic elements of the Casa Antigüeña. Originally design as a chimney for the kitchen or to provide light and air to a room, nowadays the cúpulas are mainly decorative pieces.

The question is, how can something as mundane as a wooden beams can produce pleasure to look at, enjoyment at the touch, happiness at its humid-old-wooden smell? Well, as I have mentioned before, I am sure the combination of simple commonplace things like lamps, poles, beams, tiles, cobblestones, arches, et-cetera make a visit to La Antigua Guatemala an enchanting and magical experience. What are your thoughts?

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