In the streets of Antigua, walls are everywhere. With its narrow sidewalks and cobblestone streets, it almost feels like you are constantly walking down an alley in some kind of inverted cityscape. From the streets, almost everything is concealed from public view. However, if you pay close attention to the craftsmanship of a door or window, you can get a much better idea of what lays hidden on the other side.
Quite the upscale door for Antigua.
Waiting to get in.
Barred windows on the side of Capuchinas Convento.
Quite a few of the roof tops have these little concrete accessories. Most are purchased second hand and then plopped on top of the roof.
Plants growing on the tile roofs was a common site. As was the crown of thorns on the exterior windowsill.
A bit under exposed, but an impressive crown of thorns.
This man was touching up the cracks in the doorway.
The windowsill of a local cafe.
No longer a hospital I am guessing. This is also one of the only tags (graffiti) I managed to notice.
I wasn’t sure if this was a bathroom or a store? Or a store in a bathroom, how awkward…
When I shot this, I didn’t realize it was a sundial. As you are walking down the street, there are a lot of little things you don’t even notice until you take the time to look at the photos.
Typical Guatemalan masks for sale.
I wonder if this roof topper actually cuts through?
The more wealthy residents have thick well cared for wood and steel doors
A young crown of thorns.
Antigua also boasts some of the nicest door knockers I’ve seen in a while.
The man is gone.
My favorite crown of thorns in Antigua.
A humble door knocker.