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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Antigua Guatemala, my first "bee block"




Here is my first patchwork block, for the Star of Africa bee. In this block, I tried to represent a street of Antigua Guatemala, one of the most iconic touristic places of my country.
The streets of this wonderful city are straight, with a traditional stone pavement, as it has been since the Colonial age. On both sides of the street, the houses are all of similar construction, all of them respecting the codes of the Colonial architecture. Is almost a tradition to put flower pots in the window sills, and also is very common to see large bouganvileas falling by the outer walls, spreading its perennial, bright purple flowers, to your eye's delight.
The blue peak at the end of the street, represents the "Volcan de Agua" (Water Volcano) which is named like this because is a non-active volcano, with a large pond of water in its top. Very close to it, are the "Fire" and "Acatenango" volcanoes. Contrasting with the calm of Volcan de Agua, the Fuego is always in activity.
Searching for more information and pictures to share, I found an excellent website, owned by Rudy Giron,a photographer who has posted hundreds of photos, and explained Antigua life in a very clear and amusing way. I truly recommend you to make a tour by his site, Antigua Daily Photo.

http://antiguadailyphoto.com/


I'm sure you'll be delighted.

11 comments:

  1. Very nice taste of your home.

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  2. I'm amazed and completely overwhelmed with the beauty of it!

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  3. That's amazing, Irene. I love the craftsmanship, the color and the design. I'm embarrassed to send mine to Patti now! You put me to shame! I had a hard time deciding what to do.

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  4. Thanks for the link to the website, too. It was full of great photos.

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  5. Thank you all for your kindly comments. I'm sure yours will be delightful, all of you have wonderful hands!

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  6. That's Great, I especially lovethe flowers cascading fom the roof

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  7. Felicitaciones Irene!!! Bellisimos tus trabajos .... espero ver resultados final . Saludos cariñosos

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    1. Gracias Ili, y yo espero tu visita con frecuencia por acá.

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  8. Your block looks fab! I love the way you've captured the atmosphere of your street :)

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  9. ¡Me alegro de que te hayas animado a iniciar este blog, amiga! Tu bloque está lindo y lo que compartes sobre la bella Antigua aun más. ¡Enhorabuena!

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    1. Gracias, Angie! Por tu apoyo e inspiración. Espero mejorar este espacio día a día.

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