Spinning tops


Trompo is the Spanish word for spinning top. Here you can see the Guatemalan wooden handicraft version and one of them at full spin. Some of you who have been following the photos at this site might remember these arches from the Book Fair in Antigua, back in July 22nd, 2006. Also, there is a great perspective of the hallway and the arches back in May 1st, 2006. If you came recently, please take a look at the two photos from linked. Furthermore, you can see many of the arches around Antigua Guatemala by browsing the Arches category.

Photobloggies 2007 Award Finalist Side Note:
Yesterday, before shutting down I found a link to the 2007 Photobloggies Award in the referrer logs and today Karine and Santy made references to it, so I decided to take a look at it. Surprise, surprise, Antigua Guatemala Daily Photo is among the finalists for the Best of Latin American Photoblog even though I was not even aware it was nominated. I was happy to see AGDP and several others like San Francisco DP, Trujillo DP, Sochi DP, my friends Edwin’s Kuala Lumpur DP, Lisi’s Hong Kong DP, Santy’s Jakarta DP, Nathalie from Sydney Daily Snap, Beirut DP, Dubai DP and Accra DP. Good luck to all of you. I don’t really think AGDP has a chance since it’s competing against photoblogs from “real and professional” photographers. However, it is a great honor to be among the finalists. Do you know who nominated so many of the Daily Photo Blogs?

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  • I really like this photo for both the color and the arches. Re the photobloggies, you consistently put out a terrific blog both photos content, which is not easy to do. I’m not surprised you’re being recognized. Good luck to you!

  • Congrats on the nomination. 🙂

  • congratulations Rudy, you really worth it!

    We named it peonzas too… I think trompo it more old, my friend… 😉 I used to play with them when I was little. We painted it with colorful markers and when they spin it was so cool to see all those colors moving so fast!

  • Congratulations on your nomination! Great job capturing the spinning top.

  • What is it they say in Hollywood…”it’s an honor just to be nominated!”
    Indeed you should feel honored. Your photos are wonderful!

  • Congratulations Rudy!
    I really like your blog, even if I don’t comment 🙂

    Guatemala Rocks! 😀

  • Louz: Thanks for the compliments. I enjoy your photographs as well and I believe you could have a better chance.

    Sompopo: Thanks. It was really a great surprise. I just wish I knew who nominated this site.

    Lessie: I like the spinning top, but unless I tell you, it is hard to know it is spinning.

    Sophie: I agree with you: it is an honor just to be among the finalists.

    Oscar: Gracias por la visita y los comentarios. Nunca pensé que visitaria es blog pueblerino y algo viejito.

  • Kim

    Rudy, there were several of us from the city daily photo blog community who nominated our fellow bloggers for the 2007 Bloggies. I’m so happy your nomination went through. You do have a chance, or they wouldn’t have accepted the nomination. As you know, your work at ADP has MANY admirers. The judges will be looking through your archives, and there are some stunners there! Good luck,