Antigua, Guatemala is a city in the central highlands of Guatemala famous for its well-preserved Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture as well as a number of ruins of colonial Churches. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
I began my day by writing an article for a student in South Africa, then yes my dear friends I hit Antigua hard today. I started out in ‘fancy schmancy’ clothes and went back for the shorts and t shirt and of course the Mexican hat because I was just too hot. It was quite warm and clear despite the forecast for rain so I was absolutely delighted.
I have to say I’m disappointed that Keith couldn’t experience it this country as well. Bless him he’s preparing for a wedding at our house on the 4th December.
I woke to the sounds of music in the dining room, I don’t know what the instrument is called but it is wonderful to listen to as you eat a sumptuous breakfast amongst the waterfalls and flowers. It’s simply a world away from Houston, Africa and Thailand and I appreciate them all equally.
I’m here to work, but I do have a few days to prepare and that I’m doing with great enthusiasm and dedication. Such is the life of a quilt teacher !!!! There is so much to stimulate the creative mind here. The images below will convince you of that.
The colors take your breath away. I would love to paint my house these colors.
These are images close by my hotel and I photographed them with my point and shoot camera to get the wide angle shot.
The colors are wonderful.
Then there is the folk art that I dearly love. I walked for hours. I didn’t buy a thing, just working out what we need for the class. Sigh. What a job.
The market and the people of course.
And then the textiles. I guess you are dying to know just what we will be doing….. I think you have to wait until the show airs to find that out.
All in all, it was a super day… but now my mouse batteries have died and I have to end. I’m so surprised that I get good internet to be able to share with you.
Considering that it is fast, I do have another two packages of Houston images if you would like. The food quilts and the SAQA event.!!! maybe tomorrow.