Monday, December 10, 2018

Convento de las Capuchinas Ruins



We visited four ruin sites while in Antigua, Guatemala last January. The first was Casa Santo Domingo - from my post Travel Tales from the Crypt. We visited the former Capuchinas Convent right after that. It was a lot of crumbling corridors to roam, in such a short time. But intriguing nonetheless. 



Nuns wandered up and down Capuchinas Convent from 1736 -1773, until an Earthquake caused upheaval throughout the city. Take a stroll with us... 

















A lonely and stiff nun still holds vigil in one of the cells. (yes, that's what they were/are called) Sign me up. I'm ready to serve. Not.



Another stiff!





Beautiful Crumbles.



The cobblestone streets of Antigua are well worth exploring with camera in hand. Stay tuned for more Antigua ruins this winter. 

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15 comments:

Pamela Combs said...

Sharon, your photos are always so stunning. You take a "crumbling" building and show all the beauty it has to share. Thanks for being my traveling eyes!

DUTA said...

Abandoned, rather spooky place. Probably a special kind of energy is felt there.

Stewart M said...

What a great looking place - must have been fun to explore.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

DJan said...

Your ability to bring out the beautiful in every place amazes me. I love every picture here, well maybe not so much the stiff guy! :-)

Photo Cache said...

I know people who have been to Guatemala, not only as tourists, but stayed longer to learn Spanish in immersion program. While the country and the people are beautiful, I feel like I would wait a bit to put this in my to do list.

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Peabea Scribbles said...

Enjoyed seeing your walk around. Looks like an interesting place to visit.

Joyful said...

Very beautiful.

Lady Fi said...

What great shots!

Handmade in Israel said...

It looks like a beautiful building, though I wouldn't want to be one of the nuns living there!

Thomas Lee said...

Beautiful architecture,old and rustic

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful ruins and wonderful architecture. Actually, for ruins, things like well preserved. Hopefully they are being cared for so that future generations can enjoy!

Angie said...

Sharon - the rich vegetation provides a superb counterpoint to the crumbling walls. I especially like the bright bougainvillea! Enjoy your weekend!

Jim said...

Great shots.

likeschocolate said...

Incredible Architecture!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love reading your travel adventures, whether it is in an area we know well (the posts both below and above this one) or a place like Antigua where I'd love to visit. I pick both.