Antigua – first impressions
I woke up rather early this morning – i guess it has something to do with my almost 12 hours of sleep – and went for a walk around the town on my own. I always enjoy early morning light for photographing. It was not as early as I would have liked though, the sun was a bit too high in the sky and started casting harsh shadows and highlights.
Antigua is beautiful. I wish I was more poetic to describe it, but it is that simple. Old cobble stone streets, old spanish architecture, and of course more colours than photoshop can render. Because it was early in the morning, the hustle of the city had not began – however there were locals preparing their handicraft tents for the day along with tourists waiting tour buses to various local sights. This is where Antigua falls on my lists. Tourists. Everywhere you look there is a Spanish school and a hotel. Although the look is genuine in terms of aesthetics, there is a bit too much of other worlds in Antigua. It is nearly noon here now and if you walk down the street it seems like most of the people you see are tourists. Remember this is just a first impression, so it may be just a certain time and place, however the number of tourist traps found within the colourful crumbling walls suggests otherwise.