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The Mesón Panza Verde’s Pet






The Mesón Panza Verde is one the best Bed-n-Breakfast in Antigua. It houses a very fine restaurant, an art gallery and the …




Selling Guatemalan textiles






Guatemalan textiles, originally uploaded by rudygiron. If you come to Antigua and decide to take a stroll you will be approached by …




Sabor cubano sign






Slowly but surely Cubans are building a community in Antigua. Here you see the sign for Sabor Cubano Restaurant (4a calle oriente …




Guatemalan Beers






These are the widest available Guatemalan Beers. In the picture you can see the 1 liter container for Gallo, Victoria and Brahva. There are five other brands which belong to Gallo house (Cervecerí­a Centroamericana) as well as Victoria. Beer is the preferred alcoholic drink for Guatemala and quite understandable since it is a tropical country. My favorite Guatemalan beer is Moza [sp], a bock type recipe.







Wood used as fuel in Antigua






Wood as fuel, originally uploaded by rudygiron. The name Guatemala derived from the word Goathemala which was given by the Spanish conquistadors …




Greetings from Fire volcano






On my photo for May 11, 2006, I forgot to mention that one of the volcanoes in the background is actually active. …




Opposite ends of life






Opposite ends of life, originally uploaded by rudygiron. Opposite ends of life meet to cross the street. Both depend on one another. …




Antigua’s child labor






The future of a society is with the children and their education and preparation. What kind of future awaits for Guatemala when …




I don’t care about the world






I caught this shot at a cultural event in Compañí­a de Jesús Building and while the activity progressed in the atrium this …




Fountain of Palacio de Doña Leonor






Spanish colonial architecture was based on a central patio with fountain (most of the time) surrounded by rooms. This rebuilt building is a good example of this type of layout.







Colibri Sign






There are several architectonic elements that make Antigua such a photographic place. These are windows, doors, walls, signs, churches, arches, patios, fountains, …




May sompopos/huge ants






The rainy season in Guatemala begins in May and after the first few rains, Huge ants start to come out of nowhere. …




Antigua’s street lighting






A detail shot of Antigua’s street lighting. For sure, function and beauty do not have fight each other. Here you can see …




Antigua’s horse carriages






There are still some horse carriages in Antigua, mostly used by tourists and by couples who want to have a romantic ride. …




Football Game in Antigua






Football Game in Antigua, originally uploaded by rudygiron. Yesterday while I was looking for a car-wash around Antigua, I found this soccer …




Shrimp Ceviche in Antigua






Ceviche is very popular food in America. There are many ways to prepare it and there are many recipes per countries. The …




Public laundry washbasins






In Antigua and the surrounded communities there are still exist public laundry washbasins. The one pictured here is in Ciudad Vieja (aerial …




A look at Antigua’s market






Veggie stands, originally uploaded by rudygiron. Although this is not a very good shot, it shows of one the areas of the …




Field of lettuces and vegetables






Antigua Guatemala is surrounded by large farms (fincas in Spanish) and coffee plantations. This photo was taken only two kilometers from Antigua. …




Shaved-ice cart—God loves you!






This shot was taken in a Teachers’ demonstration and march a while back. Demonstration and marches are very welcome by ice cream, …




Metallic cat accent






In my way to lunch I caught this metallic cat at the Macaco store. There is an artist in Guatemala City who …




Tourists and shoe-shining boy






Kids should be in school. In Guatemala there are laws for everything you can imagine, including laws against child labor. Yet there …




Hotel Aurora garden






Once the Antigua became a popular tourist destination, many old houses were converted into hotels. Hotel Aurora is the opposite corner to …




Antigua window corner






La Antigua Guatemala has many window corners like this one, a window that opens to the view of both streets. Also, another …




Tuk tuk mototaxis






The Tuk Tuk mototaxis were introduced in Guatemala in 2001 and in less the five years there are 8,000 of them throughout …