Monday, October 27, 2008

You Can Tell How Much Wealth Someone Has By The Number of Balconies On Their Home/Business

This is a photo of a street in the Old City in Cartagena, Colombia. Go ahead, click on the photo for a larger shot with much more detail.
Only the wealthy have balconies/verandahs and so the more you have on your home or business the wealthier you are (or so we were told by our tour guide).

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Day Is Done, Gone The Sun

Saying Goodbye to the Day.
These shots were taken from the verandah of our cruiseship. There is something spectacular to starting the day in ports that are so beautiful they take your breath away and then ending your day with sunsets that beg to be captured and enjoyed forever.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Beautiful Rooftops

These are rooftops and steeples we found in Cartagena, Colombia, each is very different yet share so much of the same craftsmanship.
These were found inside the Old City of Cartagena.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Antigua, Guatamala

We were recently on a cruise that took us to Puerto Quetzal, Guatamala and from there we took an excursion to Antigua up in the mountains. This was a church in the main square area (everything in Mexico, Central, and South America is built with a main square area). The architecture and detail of the stone work can take your breath away.
Where have all the craftsman gone in America, why don't they build such majesty now?