The Foreign Service Journal - April 2014 - page 74

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APRIL 2014
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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
LOCAL LENS
BY BRANDON WEST
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ANTIGUA, GUATEMALA
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he afternoon sky is visible through the ruins of the Saint
Joseph Cathedral in Antigua, Guatemala. One of the largest
in Central America when it was built in 1670, the cathedral
was all but destroyed by the earthquake of 1773. Only the
entrance hall of the original edifice is still being utilized today.
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Brandon West and his family are on their first tour, in Guatemala City. His
wife, Christina, joined the Foreign Service in 2013 and is serving as a vice
consul. A former marketing manager, Brandon is enjoying the extra time
with their daughter and documenting their Guatemalan experiences at
diplodad.com
. This photo was taken with a Canon 6D and EF 17-40mm
lens.
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