Friday, March 30, 2012

He Who Is Without Hotel La Sin Ventura......

In Antigua, sometimes you have to look up and over to find rambunctious details. With dark threatening clouds overhead (as opposed to the light threatening kind) this hotel certainly beckoned as a safe port in a storm.

Hotel La Sin Ventura translates as 'Hotel without fortune' - which either means it doesn't cost much, or they don't have Chinese dessert cookies, or there is no future.

Must learn Spanish.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Antigua Ecole

Antiqua Guatemala is an exemplar of urbanism made from two simple components - mostly one story buildings and a straightforward  grid (Law of the Indies variety). However, what makes it great urbanism is the implementation of many elements. The termination of the grid views by mountains gives it the comfort of an urban beanbag chair. The narrowness of the street and the relentless definition of the street wall allow no room for spacial missteps and the quality, color and detail of the architecture make it worth the expenditure of close inspection.
The ├ęcole above speaks the universal language of fun.