Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Antigua, Guatemala: Tanque la Union


Tanque la Union Park, Antigua, Guatemala. April 2016.


My favorite place in Antigua, maybe.

Tanque la Union Park, Antigua, Guatemala. April 2016.



The "tanque" is the centerpiece. The curvaceous lines, the straight lines, the yellows, umbers, dusky grays, rusty reds, beat-up whites. The smooth, rough, exposed surfaces. The water, sometimes still and mirror-like, sometimes ripply.


Tanque la Union Park, Antigua, Guatemala. April 2016.


A video of life around the tanque's water below:



The park attracts lovers, vendors, families, schoolkids on breaks, church-goers, domestic and international tourists, birds. There are towering palms, all overlooked by the surrounding mountains.

Tanque la Union Park, Antigua, Guatemala. April 2016.


Sometimes it is noisy and clotted with people.

Tanque la Union Park, Antigua, Guatemala. April 2016.


Other times, especially in early morning and at dusk, very quiet except for birds.

A video of early-morning birdsong below:



How lucky I was to have this park on my daily route to school and back.


A slide show of Tanque la Union Park below:


Tanque la Union Park
Tanque la Union Park, Antigua, Guatemala. April 2016.


A couple of articles about Tanque la Union Park




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