Monday, October 29, 2018

Travel Tales from the Crypt


Volcanoes loom behind the ruins of Casa Santo Domingo. 

The ruins of Antigua, Guatemala are simply fascinating. One of the highlights was the hotel and museum, Casa Santo Domingo: crumbling relics, cavernous rooms, Mayan artifacts, architectural grandeur and glorious modern day art.

Visiting is like a stroll through old Pompeii. My favorite exhibit was the silver artifacts located in the dungeon - I mean basement - or do I mean dungeon? 

 I'll post more on the beautiful museums later...












The living at Casa Santo Domingo, enjoy luxurious hotel rooms, spa treatments, gourmet food and exotic birds. 



Other people can't seem to rest in peace.

A stroll through the crypts. (the hotel is located inside the ruins of a pre-earthquake convent)




Happy Halloween!

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15 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Oh my --that last photos was scary! Perfect for Halloween! Loved all the colorful birds!

DJan said...

I knew I could count on you to find something scary in such a gorgeous place! Happy Halloween back to you. :-)

Margaret Adamson said...

Yes that last shot is certainly scary but I love all the birds Sharon.

Ericka @ A Quiet Girl's Musings... said...

Mayan culture and history is so fascinating! I enjoyed viewing your photos and reading your thoughts.

Lydia C. Lee said...

That looks lovely!!

Anu said...

Hello! Interesting post. Thank you.

Adam Jones said...

Some very pretty looking parrots.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Appropriate post for Halloween. That must've been fantastic, getting to see the crypt in person. (The photos of it look great.)

Peabea Scribbles said...

Enjoyed seeing your latest journey. Great photos.

A Colorful World said...

Wow! Amazing photos! What a wonderful trip. Love that skeleton at the last. Happy Halloween!

Jill said...

So very unique - and appropriate for Halloween.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

What a strange and interesting place for a hotel. Love the scary last photo. Perfect for Halloween week! Hope you had a good one.

Linda Hensley said...

Fascinating. You're so lucky to see such amazing sights. I'd skip on the dead people though :)

Angie said...

Hmmm - OK for a visit, but not an overnight stay!!!

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