All of these photos of Antigua, Guatemala, the old colonial capital, were taken in December 2001. Antigua is a great place to take photos. A visit there is like going into a time machine, back to the 1500's, when the city was founded. The city overflows with fine craftsmanship, possibly because they have had practice, re-building it three times.
La Merced Church
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala is generally regarded as the most beautiful place in the world. The camera does not do it justice because it only captures what is in front of the eye. It misses the feeling of tranquility one experencies here. You can see some of the street parades or more photos of lake atitlan.
Lake Atitlan view
Flowers and Gardens
still life photos
November 1st, the day after Halloween, brings the Guatemalan version of All Saints Day. The indigenous Mayans fly kites into the heavens, carrying messages for their dead ancestors. It is an all day party, and much more fun than eating too much candy. You can see photos of one of the world's most original kite festivals. Enjoy the show.
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