Friday, August 17, 2007

Friday Photo Post: Arch of Santa Catalina

arch of santa catalina, la antigua guatemala, agua volcanoWith Volcán de Agua in the background

arch of santa catalina, la antigua guatemalaFrom Fodors: The only remnant of the once-enormous Convent of St. Catherine is this beautiful yellow arch that spans 5 Avenida Norte, a street locals call Calle de Santa Catalina. The convent was founded in 1613 with only four nuns, but by 1693 its growing numbers forced it to expand across the street. The arch was built to allow the sisters to pass from one side to the other unseen.

arch of santa catalina, la antigua guatemala, agua volcano
* Thank you to Jennifer Victor-Larsen for the last photograph