Snapshots from a World Heritage site in Guatemala

[Guest post by Susan Schaffhausen in Antigua, Guatemala] Of course I wanted to sketch the landmark of Antigua, Guatemala, the sunshine yellow Santa Catalina Arch. Back when it was built in the 1600s, it served as an elevated walkway that allowed cloistered nuns from the Santa Catalina convent to go from one building to another without having to go out on the streets. This is one of the busiest times of the year in Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage site that welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors around Easter. Antigua’s streets are narrow cobblestone and the sidewalks narrower still, about a person and a half wide. This did not leave […]