This is where I share all the postcards I receive thanks to my new addiction: POSTCROSSING! All the official cards and direct swaps will be posted in this blog. If you'd like to send me a postcard, just e-mail me to exchange addresses - I'll send you one card in return! All the cards on this blog were sent from the country of origin!
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Antigua - GUATEMALA - UNESCO #65
My postcards from Guatemala arrived today, four in total - this two show Antigua Guatemala, "La muy noble y muy leal Ciudad de Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala" thank you very much Ale, I know you had to search several places to find all the three UNESCO sites. My collection became so much better because of you... This postcards took 15 days to arrive!
UNESCO #65 - San José Cathedral, Antigua - GUATEMALA
UNESCO #65 - Calle Real, Antigua - GUATEMALA
Antigua, the capital of the Captaincy-General of Guatemala, was founded
in the early 16th century. Built 1,500 m above sea-level, in an
earthquake-prone region, it was largely destroyed by an earthquake in
1773 but its principal monuments are still preserved as ruins. In the
space of under three centuries the city, which was built on a grid
pattern inspired by the Italian Renaissance, acquired a number of superb