Photos of Antigua Guatemala Guatemala

Browse 193 candid traveler photos of Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
The women all carried censors filled and smoking with the copan incense. The aroma was heady !
The women all carried censors fi…
The Mayans sat in waiting for solstice and the intensity of one of the elders caught my attention.
The Mayans sat in waiting for so…
Architect designed to withstand earthquakes. The pillars are short and stubby.
Architect designed to withstand …
He captured the woman in happiness and gave his hat to the child. The woman would not accept the attentions of the man, unless the child was accepted. The dance of life.
He captured the woman in happine…
This was just one of the many censors,  used all day. They hold and burn copan incense, from the highland of Guatemala. It is a natural substance, and believed to hold the power of nature.
This was just one of the many ce…
After the 5:00am prayers the vigil began, with a simple drum and  flute chanting.
After the 5:00am prayers the vig…
The ladies ...young...danced back and forth from the men..teasing...not unlike current days.
The ladies ...young...danced bac…
The church facade itself is nothing to write home about.
The church facade itself is noth…
This was a mating dance of youth.....
This was a mating dance of youth…
Staffs,flowers, and a  saint's photograph. Note the far left. That is a monstrance, used to display the host, in churches. The host is believed to be the body and blood of Christ in the Roman Catholic religion. The mixture of faith components.
Staffs,flowers, and a saint's p…
My impression was that this two were a couple.
My impression was that this two …
Poetry in motion
Poetry in motion
The censors and the candles..all sacred elements
The censors and the candles..all…
Second level walkways
Second level walkways
A parade of other participants...more dances.
A parade of other participants..…
Inner courtyard and fountain
Inner courtyard and fountain
Everything seems to be angles...arches......
Everything seems to be angles...…
Nothing is just simple....it has complex features. And all this for a 'poor' nunnery ?
Nothing is just simple....it has…
The design is quite beautiful...
The design is quite beautiful...
Walking away...to eat...an explosion of color.
Walking away...to eat...an explo…
The horn was used to tell people about the Mayan Day... ...the Spanish....seemed out of place, to me.
The horn was used to tell people…
The choir loft of the church
The choir loft of the church
The church itself
The church itself
This statue was powerful to me
This statue was powerful to me
Beautiful walkways
Beautiful walkways
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Light always seems to go to light
Light always seems to go to light
Nun ..laid out......I wonder if this was some sort of an embalming room?
Nun ..laid out......I wonder if …
The eye is treated constantly...
The eye is treated constantly...
Mature greenery
Mature greenery
Could not resist trying to be artsy
Could not resist trying to be artsy
I liked this door..old, weathered and full of mystery.
I liked this door..old, weathere…
400 year old gardens
400 year old gardens
A place to sit and ponder...or use the cell phone
A place to sit and ponder...or u…
The upper level living cells
The upper level living cells
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This is underground with mushroom shaped pillars 3m thick. Accoustics are wow .When nuns walked around and chanted the sounds echoed and resounded. A tour guide with a magnificent voice illustrated. It was beautiful to listen to the sounds.
This is underground with mushroo…
The lighting in the tunnels is spectacular
The lighting in the tunnels is s…
More mature gardens
More mature gardens
I found this to be awesome
I found this to be awesome
The Pacaya volcano
The Pacaya volcano
Antigua Guatemala Photo
Antigua Guatemala Photo
Antigua Guatemala Photo
Antigua Guatemala Photo
Antigua Guatemala Photo
Antigua Guatemala Photo
Antigua Guatemala Photo
Antigua Guatemala
photo by: aliciaaa