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Antigua: A Highland Colonial City In the Land of Eternal Spring

Volcanoes soar into cobalt blue skies creating a surreal backdrop to the highland colonial city of Antigua in Guatemala, nicknamed the land of eternal spring.

Blossoms cascade and fountains gush in leafy plazas while a patchwork of low candy-colored buildings cheerfully clash against the muted tones of earthquake torn ruins and tidy grid of gray cobblestone streets.

Although I never tire of wandering the crisscross of quaint avenues and alleys and am never short of photo fodder, a recent visit from a fellow blogger re-opened my eyes to its unique beauty as I led her on a whirlwind tour of my adopted hometown. Thank you Nicole of thirdeyemom!

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22 responses

  1. Beautiful post, the photos are amazing! Nice to see you blogging again after this long time 🙂

    March 26, 2012 at 11:09 am

    • Thanks so much! Yes, it’s been a while I’m afraid. Time to catch up!

      March 26, 2012 at 11:24 am

  2. Ciao Lucy! Haven’t heard from you in awhile, and I see why! You’re busy taking awesome photos! Love, love the first few! Great job on the reflection in the puddle. Hope life is treating you kindly. 🙂

    March 26, 2012 at 11:22 am

    • Thanks so much Jennifer! Glad you like ’em! I haven’t spent too much time in front of the computer lately so I have a lot to catch up on. Next week is Holy Week and as Antigua holds the biggest celebrations in the world I’ll be hitting the streets trying to capture the splendor of it all! Do they celebrate it in Sardinia?

      March 26, 2012 at 11:31 am

      • I imagine that they do celebrate, Ill keep my eyes peeled for the festivities!

        March 26, 2012 at 11:39 am

      • Would be interesting to see how they celebrate there.

        March 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm

  3. Reblogged this on thirdeyemom and commented:
    Hello Readers! Well, she’s done it again! Lucy, my blogger friend from Loca4Motion, published yet another astonishingly lovely photoblog, this time the post is on our time together in Antigua, Guatemala! Check out the beautiful pictures she captured! She is an amazing photographer and as I said in my previous posts, we spent an entire day together taking picture after picture of gorgeous Antigua. My photos from this part of the trip are yet to come. However, my photos are from a beginner photographer learning from a true artist, Lucy. Check out her post on Antigua! Enjoy!!!! Nicole aka thirdeyemom

    March 26, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    • Thank you SO much for reblogging my post on Antigua and for all your kind words Nicole! I’m truly touched! I meant what I said about you reopening my eyes to the beauty of Antigua. Thank you!!! I had the most amazing day with you and I hope our paths cross again some day!

      March 26, 2012 at 12:36 pm

  4. Lucy! I LOVE this post! The photos are amazing and I especially adore the third one! I reblogged it on my site to show off your gorgeous work. You are truly a spectacular photographer! Looking forward to more of your posts!!! Miss you! Nicole

    March 26, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    • Nicole, thank you!!!! You don’t know how much your kind words mean to me and that you’ve reblogged this post! Miss you too! Lucy

      March 26, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      • Well, you are so amazing! I hope you were ok with a reblog. I like to keep my blog all my work yet when there are other blogs that I love and has a great post, then I reblog it! I can’t wait to see your pics from holy week….not much longer now!

        March 26, 2012 at 1:13 pm

      • I was flattered that you wanted to reblog it! Next week will be crazy taking photos every day. If you haven’t seen them already check out my holy week posts already published at https://loca4motion.wordpress.com/tag/semana-santa/
        I’ll be adding more for sure!

        March 26, 2012 at 1:22 pm

  5. Lucy, publicaste unas fotos bellisímas, increíbles¡ Que bueno¡ Sin más palabras te envío un caluroso saludo.
    C.

    March 27, 2012 at 7:33 am

    • Muchisimas gracias Carlos! Es el lugar donde vivo pero me voy en 2 meses para Tailandia. Otra cultura completamente! Saludos desde Guatemala!

      March 27, 2012 at 11:17 am

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