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Capturing, color, enthusiasm and the delight of Antigua Guatemala, for my quilt inspired friends.

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.

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The walls of the buildings are brightly colored and the pavement is sort of smooth and roads are very rough cobblestones.

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.

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  1. Pingback: Capturing, color, enthusiasm and the delight of Antigua Guatemala, for my quilt inspired friends. | I am Pam Holland

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