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it's been a while since I posted something tilted, and this cute view from la Antigua Guatemala is meant to remedy this omission.

everywhere you go in Antigua, you see one of the three large volcanoes that dominate the horizon around the city. seen in this photo is the most commanding of the three, the Volcán de Agua or "Volcano of Water", some 3766 meters (12,356 ft) high. when the Spanish arrived, the inhabitants of the zone, Kakchikel Mayas, called it Hunapú (and they still do). however, it became known as Volcán de Agua after a mudslide from the volcano buried the second site of Guatemala's capital, which prompted the Spanish authorities to move the capital to present-day Antigua (the capital was moved again after earthquake hit Antigua Guatemala in 1717).

the arch in the foreground belongs to the 16th century Cloister that has been tranformed into one of the most pleasant hotels that I've been to. Hotel Convento las Catalinas has only 7 rooms around the central garden courtyard, where canaries and two friendly dogs make sure you feel like home. oh, and you can always go to the fridge in the kitchen for some delicious home-made lemonade.

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RAW, ISO 200, 27mm focal length, spot metering.

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