CFFC: Double-U

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge continues its alphabet with the letter W. The requirements are that the word starts with w and has at least two vowels. Windows with wrought iron bars (Antigua, Guatemala) willow trees (Chicago Botanic Gardens) wheels (Bicycle with folding chairs, Quebec City, Canada) warhead or weapon (Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, South […]

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WPC: Weathered

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge this week is Weathered.  Krista says that she looks at “these relics from the past and wonder what they’ve been witness to over the years…They’ve survived decades of sun, wind, rain, storms, and even floods.” Here are my interpretations of weathered: My mother on her 96th birthday: An old building at […]

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Hand Made in Guatemala and Peru

I’m sure many of the beautiful, colorful clothes and other items that one can buy in Guatemala are made in factories these days. But you can usually tell when something is made by hand. For Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week theme “Hand Made,” this is a quilt I saw for sale during my day trip […]

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Walking Tour of Antigua, Guatemala

March 31, 2017 Antigua, Guatemala is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and walking through its old, sometimes crumbling, downtown is like being in an open air museum! Our guide today was Dario, whose English was not as good as our previous guides in Nicaragua and Costa Rica, but he was understandable. He told us he’d […]

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It’s Gotta Be Blue

The theme for Frank’s Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge this week is BLUE (lots of color challenges lately!). Here are my offerings. I took this picture of the blue Caribbean Sea and the blue sky above because I liked the cloud formations.  During my most recent visit to Chicago Botanic Garden on the […]

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Travel Theme: Animal Companions

For Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week, I am including some animals that aren’t exactly “companions” although in all the time I spent in Northern Wisconsin, I have always looked forward to seeing loons on the lake and hearing their calls. In that sense, they have been my “companions” on the lake, as they have become […]

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WPC: Devil at the Corner

The Weekly Photo Challenge theme this week is corner. In old town Antigua, Guatemala we visited the ruin of an old church, and down the street, at the corner, is the figure of the Devil. This was meant to frighten infidels if they didn’t convert.  Because our guide had told us about it, we were […]

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Thursday Doors: Antigua, Guatemala

On our Panama Canal cruise in March, we stopped at the port of Puerto Ixtapa, Guatemala and from there we took a bus to Antigua. In Spanish, antigua means “ancient” – this historic city was founded in the early 16th century and spent 200 years as the colonial capital of Guatemala. Surrounded by volcanoes and earthquake […]

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