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These colonialists were no visionaries, and little did they care to mingle and learn and combine. Upon finding a “new” world, they just dumped there what they knew. As though the world had needed another Europe out of all things. And when they looked at their replica, they called Granada “Granada” because it looked like the other Granada. Eagerly, the humid, equatorial sun has been gnawing on that arrogance for centuries. And some of it rots and goes back into the ground and some of it comes back as froyo joints. And tomorrow’s towers are sprouting where the money flows. Pretty though.
glimpse: TALL TALES OF HAVANA | It's one of these tales that people tell in the streets of Havana: no building in the old town Habana Vieja must look down onto El Capitolio, the former seat of the government, and so it still stands out as the area's highest landmark. Funnily enough it resembles the Capitol in Washington, but trumps (no pun intended) the twin in height.
glimpse: CAPITAL CATAPULT | A trade hub thanks to the canal, a financial center sheltered by a tax haven, a duty free zone second only to Hong Kong, Panama City is a money machine, an economic engine, a wealth generator. For some. Looking at the ivory towers from across the bay you will find that the capital catapults only a few to skyline heights, while most are left behind.
sea of shingles in an ocean of green
Iglesia La Merced, Granada / Nicaragua · 2014 shingle sea
Antigua / Guatemala · 2014 square kaleidoscope
Caye Caulker / Inflate-Burst-Flux of a Clichéd Island Bubble
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