All Work And No Play Makes For A Very Dull Day

Taking a Break from Work

All work and no play makes for a very dull day the saying goes and that is why these shoe-shiner kids take a break to play and do some outdoors rock climbing on the walls of the historic building of Compañí­a de Jesús, former house to Bernal Dí­az del Castillo.

What I learned from these kids is that rock climbing is possible in La Antigua Guatemala; child labor still present in Antigua and I don’t know if ever it will be eradicated; regardless of the labor conditions, kids will find a way to play. Good for them!

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  • They must have just watched Spiderman 3. 🙂

  • maybe Sompopo was right… or maybe they were playing just being kids! It’s a great photo, Rudy. Amusing. Thank you for your words 🙂

  • they are having a good time.

  • I echo — good for them! This is a great photo. Love the little shoe-shine boxes that help explain what the kids are taking a break from.
    My dad worked all through his primary years, though he did go to school. That is what is most disturbing to me, that many children have to work instead of going to school. I love this photo — the angle and the height above the ground seems to emphasize freedom from daily care.

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