About the location: The city of Antigua (translated: ancient) is located in the central highlands of Guatemala. Founded in the early 1500’s, Antigua is known for it’s Spanish-Baroque architecture, and more recently it’s touristic appeal as a friendly, quaint destination about 90-minutes from Guatemala City.
About the shot: After a bit of a mishap with our car, my friend Joel and I arrived in the late morning to Antigua to meet up with another friend and owner of EcoFiltro, Philip Wilson. We planned to convene at the Parque Central, the main square in the city. Upon arriving 10 minutes early, I hopped out of the car and snapped a few shots of the ancient city. For a moment, the cobble stone street in front of Palacio de los Capitanes Generales vacated its normally bustling pedestrian and vehicle traffic allowing a woman carrying a basket of bread to cross peacefully in front of the beautiful columns. The scene disappeared a second later, consumed with people and motorcycles. Thankfully, I didn’t miss.
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