Thursday, April 4, 2013

Guatemala sketches :)

These are the first few sketches from my trip to Guatemala.  It has been so wonderful traveling to new places and experiencing new things.  We started the trip in Atitlan which I had been to before, but was totally worth repeating.
The light played differently in the morning, afternoon and night,  Morning was always my favorite because the shadows play so starkly against the morning sun.

We spent the next leg of the trip  in Copan seeing the ruins, but before that we found this great little hotel called Hotel Copan.  It was right on the corner of the central park and we had a great seats for that night's procession.  The streets are filled with "rugs" of sawdust composed of images of Christ that are really quite beautiful.  That night we stayed up late to watch the procession proceed to the church right next to us.  This was the fountain in the pool area, it was such a beautiful place to stay.
Our next stop was in Coban,  on our way to the Candelarias, which are incredible caves that you walk through and float in tubes through.  The trip on the tubes was amazing, it was about a mile long underground and incredibly beautiful.  We stayed at a little set of cabins called De La Abuela, It was a cute little place right off the road.  Dad says it has seen better days, but I though it was quaint.

We stayed in a place called Cancuen after our trip through the caves.  It was a super nice place (especially considering everything else we had seen on our way to it :))  It was really hot, but that didn't matter because the experience of the caves more than made up for the heat.

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