Photos From Antigua, Part Two
Here are some more photos from Antigua, Guatemala..
The Cathedral de San Jose faces the main square. Much of it is in ruins due to earthquakes, but the main facade facing the square has been restored:
The weekend market in front of the Ruinas El Carmen was a great place to see some of the local handicrafts and bargain with vendors. I like this photo with the Volcano Agua in the background and the cirrus clouds:
I climbed the Cerro de la Cruz on the north side of Antigua. The view was fantastic the morning I climbed it. The volcanoes were quite visible. The photo below shows Agua to the left, and Fuego to the right. Fuego was erupting. Antigua is below:
The classic view of Agua with the cross in front of it, from Cerro de la Cruz:
Here’s another view of Agua in the early morning.
The classic view of the Arco Santa Catalina with Agua behind it. This is another early morning view.
Iglesia la Merced. The church is beautiful, and the grounds inside can also be toured for a small fee.
The Santa Lucia church sits on a busy corner, where buses are constantly passing by.
This house is the birthplace of Rafael Landivar, an important poet and Jesuit priest.
The Ermita la Santa Cruz is another ruined church on the east side of the city. It was fenced off and not open, I took the photo standing on concrete traffic wall.
One last view of the Arco Santa Catalina, this time at dusk:
Beautiful, the second photograph with the clouds creating a veil over the top of the peak is absolutely surreal.