Tropical Beauty: LANDSCAPES
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Antigua, Guatemala. 2005
“Antigua Guatemala is a city in the central highlands of Guatemala famous for its well-preserved Spanish Baroque influenced architecture as well as a number of spectacular ruins of colonial churches. It served as the capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Antigua Guatemala serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of the same name. It also serves as the departmental capital of Sacatepéquez Department.” Quoted from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigua_Guatemala
Antigua, Guatemala. 2005
Antigua, Guatemala. 2005
Antigua, Guatemala. 2005
Antigua, Guatemala. 2005
Antigua, Guatemala. 2009
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 Antigua, Guatemala. 2009
Antigua, Guatemala. 2009
Antigua, Guatemala. 2009
Atitlán, Guatemala. 2009
“Lake Atitlán is a lake in the Guatemalan Highlands of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas mountain range. It is in the Sololá Department of northern Guatemala. "Atitlan" means "at the water" in Nahuatl. Lake Atitlán is the deepest lake in Central America with a maximum depth of about 340 metres (1,120 ft). It is approximately 12 x 5 km with around 20 km3 of water. Atitlán is technically an endorheic lake, as it does not drain into the ocean, but substantial seepage feeds two nearby rivers. It is shaped by deep surrounding escarpments and three volcanoes on its southern flank. The lake basin is volcanic in origin, filling an enormous caldera formed by an eruption 84,000 years ago. The culture of the towns and villages surrounding Lake Atitlán is influenced by theMaya people. The lake is about 50 kilometres (31 mi) west-northwest of Antigua; it should not be confused with the smaller Lake Amatitlán.


Lake Atitlán is renowned as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world; German explorer Alexander von Humboldt is the earliest prominent foreigner to be quoted as calling it "the most beautiful lake in the world," and Aldous Huxley famously wrote of it: "Lake Como, it seems to me, touches onthe limit of permissibly picturesque, but Atitlán is Como with additional embellishments of several immense volcanoes. It really is too much of a good thing." Quoted from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Atitl%C3%A1n (2015)

Antigua, Guatemala. 2009
Antigua, Guatemala. 2009
Antigua, Guatemala. 2009
Antigua, Guatemala. 2009