Its been five months and I still can’t stop obsessing over Guatemala. Lovely, picturesque Antigua obviously captivated my soul and has held it hostage. I can’t seem to break free from reminiscing about the past. You see, Guatemala is a land of a million colors and with color comes texture.
Texture can be found in nearly everything – from the cobblestone streets, to the peeling paint off of Antigua’s colorful buildings. Texture can even be found in the most unusual places too. In the lines and breaks along the tiled rooftops. Along the half-destroyed ruins of the churches and fountains. It is almost as if the earthquakes were intended to make Antigua truly a spectacular, textured place.
Follow me through the cobblestone streets of Antigua and see for yourself if you agree. I hope to see the lovely texture of Guatemala again soon.
This post is written in response to Ailsa’s (from Where’s my Backpack) Weekly Travel Theme: Texture. To feel more texture posts, click here. Hope you enjoyed the journey!
Great pics! Love the video camera on the old building!
Thanks! I didn’t even notice that! Learn something new every time don’t you?
You definitely captured the textures of Antigua! Lovely photos and great content! Z
Thanks! 🙂 I sure love Guatemala!
Wonderful photos again, Nicole.
Just wow! You know how much I enjoy your photos from Antigua!
Thanks Madhu! Another place for you to visit!
Love your photos! I have to say that I visited Guatemala in 2000 and it still captivates me to this day! It is a place that never really leaves you once you go there. Thanks for another beautiful post!!
Thank you! I would really love to go back and also explore more of Central America. I love how unwesternized it is and the culture and beauty of the place is spellbinding!
I couldn’t agree more. I couldn’t help looking at the dense forest and thinking that maybe development is not the answer to everything! And the colors! What a beautiful country. I would love to go back!
I can understand your obsession with this place…stunning images
Thanks Jo! I’ve got to go back. I love Central America. It still isn’t westernized which makes it even better!
such great photos ! as always 🙂
Why thank you for the wonderful comment! 🙂
No wonder you love Antigua. Great photos, Nicole 🙂
Thank you Marianne! I would love to go back. 🙂
I love the sense of history one gets from visiting such historic places… Love the colors on the walls too. 😉
Thanks! Yes it is truly a magical place. I could spend hours taking pictures there and never tire.
You have such an eye for a photo, Nicole. It’s not a place I would ever have thought to go but it looks fascinating.
Thanks Jo! I fell in love with Guatemala. It is really a beautiful place in many ways.
Just so beautiful, Nicole – your photos, your writing, and of course, that incredible country! xxx Ailsa
Thanks Ailsa! 🙂
These are fabulous!
Thank you! 🙂
Oh, would i love to go there. The skies look very clear – I’m thinking this town is high up – and the ruins are gorgeous – the people waiting for the bus in that yellow building – the carvings – but also I like that you caught those weeds growing among the roof tiles. thanks!
Yes, Guatemala is truly amazing. I’ve posted endless photos on it yet keep returning to it again on my blog. 🙂
Nicole, has it been that long already when we wandered the streets of Antigua together? Time has flown by! With my few mins of internet time here I couldn’t resist taking a look at what you’d been doing lately and was pleasantly surprised to find Antigua revisited! Will you go back some day? Saludos amiga!
Yes it has….sad, isn’t it! I am loving my new camera by the way. I got the updated model of yours that I used in Antigua when my camera ran out of batteries. If you check out my French Alps posts, you can see a big difference and I still don’t even know how to use it fully!!!! :_)
Time goes by too quickly! Glad you like your new camera. It’s a good one and if you got the updated model then it must be even better. I’ll check those posts out!
I too fell in love with Guatamala. I had underestimated how incredible that country is !! Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos 🙂
You’re welcome! It seems like a lot of people have similar feelings about Guatemala. It is such a beautiful place and culture. Thanks for stopping by!