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The colors of Antigua Guatemala.

Down cobblestone streets full of color and noise. The temperature is in the high 70’s and the air is clean.

The streets are full of people, I’m sad to see so many children working on the street selling things. My Pollyanna persona hopes that they go to school later or earlier in the day.  Many women still wear traditional dress, and the color combination is astounding. I learn so much about color from just observing.

There is often music in the air and the smell of coffee emanating from the little boutique  shops is tantalizing.

That said I’m not diminishing the fact that the wages are very low here and for many people life is hard. I hope you don’t mind my perspective of what I see.








How many workers can you fit in a truck


The door handles always capture my imagination.



One heck of a lock.



Just walking, fountains and feathers.


The beautiful Chicken buses.


The local market.


And of course there are the textiles.




A huge warehouse full of surprises. I visit it every day to see what new goodies have arrived from the countryside.







And then there are the churches.


  1. Walter says

    WOW! Pam, Great photography! What eye candy! Such vivid, rich colors! As for me, never never be reluctant to let your perspective show. Your photos and your “perspective” make me wish I were there. Thanks for keeping me on your contact list to receive your emails.
    Keith, thank you for your gracious note …I too am infinitely pleased to have had such a wonderful evening. Thank you for so graciously sharing yourselves and your time with me after such a demanding week of teaching and work.
    Thanks again.
    P.S. Wish Frances could have been with us.


  2. dzulkiflidahlan says

    Nice photo, i like how vibrant all the colour is.. wish one day i also can go here and experience the same thing..


  3. Im in overload with colour!!!!! Love the photo of the old ladies hair braided with what looks like a very long silk piece of fabric, her hair is very thin now but she still looks so elegant and smart. Thanks Pam Cheers Glenda


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