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Guatemalan dolls

Color is everywhere in La Antigua Guatemala. Color is on the walls, on the flora and the fauna, on the sky, on …

Selling folk-art on the park

Many indigenous women earn their living by selling folk-art on the parks. This photo was taken at Iglesia de la Merced in …

Parque de la Unión

Many of you seemed to like Arches reflected on Tanque de la Unión. So today I bring to you a photo of …

Triangles

It is Sunday and I figure, a nice mellow and tranquil image might be the recipe for a slow day. I want …

Detail of a Stairway

One thing is very obvious in the photos of Guatemala: Green is everywhere (Lisi would be happy here since she loves green). …

Stairway to heaven

As soon as you enter the doorway to Hotel Centro Colonial Antigua you are presented with this winding stairway that takes you …

Backpacking in Antigua

Antigua is the tourism capital of Guatemala. Almost all the tourists flee away from Guatemala City as soon as their airplane lands …

Shadow casting lamp

Normally a lamp is design to cast light, but I found a lamp that casts shadows. I know, it is lame excuse …

Impossible not to admire

It is impossible not to stop and admire these motorcycles. Besides, when the motorbikes arrive with their loud roaring and begin to …

Come and see the show

It is quite a show to look at the motorcycle clubs arrive in Antigua. Many people gather around them to see their …

Guatemalan choppers in Antigua

So, the answer for yesterday’s photo is: the arrival of the motorcycles. I told you before that Antigua is only 45 kilometers …

What are they looking at?

Guatemalan author Miguel Ángel Asturias, Nobel Prize in literature, wrote a book called Week-end en Guatemala (that is the title in Spanish). …

The Dance of the Giants

On the weekends, Calle del Arco, Antigua’s most famous street, becomes a pedestrian strip. There is live music, tourists and locals walk …

Who waters all those plants?

It is very common to see plants above the walls and doors in Antigua. The Land of the Eternal Spring is Guatemala’s …

The Arab vein runs deep

You may ask yourself, what are those Arab style doors doing in a Spanish colonial town in Central America? Well, if you blow the dust away from History 101 books or read the Wikipedia entry on Spain, you may recall that all the Iberian peninsula, was under Muslin (Moors) control since 718 CE.

Maid and door in Antigua

We can derive three facts about Antigua from this photo. 1: Maids wear an apron all day long. 2: Many doorways in …

Contemplating the heavy rain

On July 2nd, I told you that because all the positive feedback and comments I had received so far, I had decided …

Izote tree with branches

Izote tree with branches, originally uploaded by rudygiron. Patsy found this tree very interesting. It is called Palo de Izote and it …

Knocking on heaven’s door

Door knocker, originally uploaded by rudygiron. I am prettry sure this is not what Bob Dylan had in mind when he wrote …

Belated self-portrait

Yesterday 28 people from sister cities around the world posted self-portraits at their favorite places. I did not participated because I try …