Doors are a favorite subject of casual and professional photographers who visit Antigua Guatemala. Unlike your typical suburban home in the US, big front yards are rare here. Houses in Antigua, built in the colonial style brought by the Spanish, are full of mystery. Unless you’re invited into a home, or happen to catch a peek inside as someone makes their way into or out of the home, it’s often impossible to tell what’s exactly behind every wall.
Doors of Antigua
Houses in Antigua, built in the colonial style brought by the Spanish, are full of mystery. Unless you’re invited into a home, or happen to catch a peek inside as someone makes their way into or out of the home, it’s often impossible to tell what’s exactly behind every wall.
Door in Antigua Guatemala
For this month, I’ve chosen to feature one of the many interesting doors in Antigua. This door, in particular, belongs to a once-abandoned home, located in the corner of 3ra Calle Poniente and 6a Avenida Norte.
Judging by ongoing work at this location for the past couple months, it’ll likely be the home of a brand-new Taco Bell or some other nonsense – “progress” they call it.
Update: Nope! I was wrong… a year after I wrote this, the new Taco Bell opened just a half block away from Parque Central in another restored home (4a Calle Poniente #18). See the video below to check it out.
There’s beauty in old age and there’s still time to see it in Antigua’s magnificent buildings – before they’re converted into a Starbucks or Pizza Hut, both which have yet to arrive in Antigua.
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