“Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry”. – Richard P. Feynman This week’s photo challenge is to put together a collage of photos focusing on the different lines and patterns we see around us. I love taking pictures and try to experiment as often as I can while I’m traveling or at home on a photo walk here in Minneapolis.
This week’s photo challenge happens to be a favorite of mine: Pattern. I adore the patterns of the brilliant rusty orange-colored tiled rooftop found in homes throughout the world. Two places in particular have my favorite styles: Southern France and Antigua, Guatemala. Here is a sample of some of the dynamic patterned rooftops I’ve captured throughout my travels. Antigua, Guatemala
Categories: Antigua, Architecture, Blogging, France, Guatemala, Marseille, Photography, Travel by Country, Weekly Photo Challenge • Tags: Antigua, France, Guatemala, patterns, postaday, Provence, rooftops, thirdeyemom, Weekly Photo Challenge
This week’s travel theme from Ailsa of Where’s my Backpack happens to be the color green in honor of Spring and St. Patrick’s Day. I know I’m rather obsessed with Guatemala and have used my photos for many posts now, two of which have been Freshly Pressed (The Color of Guatemala and The Green of Guatemala). However, since Spring is so far off from a reality here in Minnesota I had to dig back through my archives and pull up […]
Categories: Antigua, Blogging, Guatemala, Inspiration, Photo Challenges, Photography, Travel by Country, Xela • Tags: Antigua, CULTURE, green, Guatemala, Inspiration, Photography, thirdeyemom, Travel, Xela
“Women hold up half the sky” – Chinese proverb Exactly a year ago today I was in Xela, Guatemala on a week long volunteer and spanish immersion trip when I heard the noise off in the distance. It sounded like a parade. I asked my teacher Lilian if she knew what on earth was going on and she replied with a smile, “It’s International Women’s Day!” and asked if I’d like to go see the festivities. I had never heard […]
Categories: ADVOCACY AND SOCIAL GOOD, Antigua, Children, Girls, Guatemala, International Women's Day, Travel by Country, Women's Rights, Xela • Tags: Advocacy, Antigua, CULTURE, Guatemala, HUMAN RIGHTS, international women's day 2013, life. social good, thirdeyemom, Travel, Women, Women's Rights, Xela
One of my all time favorite cities in the world is Antigua, Guatemala. I could spend days walking its picturesque cobblestone streets colored in rainbow hues and loaded with history. Every building has a story to tell which can be found by looking into the details of the layers of paint and crumbled buildings sprouting with plants. Follow me along and look carefully at the details of a street in lovely Antigua….
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When I saw this week’s photo challenge “Geometry”, my mind instantly went to one place: Guatemala. The reoccurring earthquakes that destroyed Antigua over and over again left this lovely city with some of the most fascinating mixture of geometrical shapes on earth. I could have spent hours just exploring the ancient ruins and snapping away at the perfectly formed yet mishappened lines of the old cathedrals. There are four of my favorite photos a little reworked for this week’s challenge. […]
Categories: Antigua, Blogging, Guatemala, Travel by Country, Weekly Photo Challenge • Tags: Antigua, Architecture, CULTURE, geometry, Guatemala, Photography, postaday, thirdeyemom, Travel, Weekly Photo Challenge
A Word in Your Ear, a fantastic travel blog that I adore, started a fun travel and photography challenge called “A Word of the Day”. Basically she lets her dictionary open to a word and voila. That is the challenge. Her recent challenge is “colorful” similar to a recent photo challenge I did. I adore colors, especially on a gray, dreary day like today. They brighten my mood and make me smile. These photos were taken back in April in […]
Categories: ADVOCACY AND SOCIAL GOOD, Antigua, Blogging, Guatemala, Inspiration, Photography, Travel by Country, Women's Rights • Tags: CULTURE, Guatemala, thirdeyemom, Travel, Women, Women's Rights, Xela
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 […]
For centuries, the color purple has played a significant role in the Christian religion during Holy Week surrounding Easter. The color purple along with red, black, white and gold, has an important symbolic meaning as the color of royalty and suffering. It’s significance is not a coincidence given the expense and difficulty in creating the color purple in early times. Furthermore, the color has often symbolized the suffering of Jesus Christ during the crucifixion. I had the pleasure of witnessing […]
Categories: Antigua, Blogging, Guatemala, Religion, Travel by Country, Weekly Photo Challenge • Tags: Antigua, CULTURE, Guatemala, Holy Week, Photography, postaday, Religion, Semana Santa, thirdyemom, Travel