Santo Hermano Pedro Park in La Antigua Guatemala

Santo Domingo Park in La Antigua Guatemala

To be honest, I am not sure this is Santo Domingo Park. It is the Santo Domingo Santo Hermano Pedro de Betancourt statue and it is sort of a park, so I put two and two together. If I am mistaken I sure I will be told right away by the people that know better.

Can you name the volcano in the background and give us its height?

Tomorrow we will start a series requested by Sompopo a few times. I armed myself with lots of courage and I went inside. Stay tune!

Disclosure side note: I am not a photographer, much less a good photographer. I am a cheater; that is what I am. Let me explain. As an art director for Revue and Recrearte magazines I get to see hundreds or thousands of images and photos about many places in Guatemala, including La Antigua Guatemala. So it is easy for me to see what is photographed the most and what angles most people chose. So when I go out with my camera I try to avoid all the common angles and to stay away from the most obvious shots and the most popular photos. See I take shots like today’s with that information in the back of mind and so I come through with what may seem like an original image; well, maybe it is, at least I haven’t seen it. There you have it, I have disclosed my way of approaching photography in La Antigua Guatemala.

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  • Beautiful composition. Love the statue’s position relative to the white benches and the volcano. Brings my eye exactly to the top of the volcano.

  • Lindsey

    I think that is the volcan de agua which is 3760 meters above antigua. I love your pictures and info! Thank-you for all of your hard work!

  • Nice photograph. I don’t know the name of the volcano. Sorry.

    Abraham Lincoln
    Brookville Daily Photo

  • Not to be a “photographer,” you do very well! Nice shot. I don’t know this volcano…the name just slipped my mind!

  • Ciara

    Not a photographer? You need to give yourself more credit! Not only are you a photographer, you are an gifted photographer. Take your ‘Guatemala Adoptions Could Be Mixed Blessing’ photo. The juxtaposition between the blond woman and the mother and child is amazing. The contrast between the people works on many levels, and deepens upon further looks of the photo. Your photos are terrific – keep up the good work!

  • Lessie, I actually like this photo even though it is a bit touristic.

    Lindsey, you have the information correct. Thanks for your feedback.

    Abraham, there are 33 volcanoes in Guatemala, but only three of them are visible from La Antigua Guatemala and luckily only one is active.

    Rambling, let’s just call it beginner’s luck.

    Ciara, thanks for putting into words what I felt about that image. See if I could write the kind of commentary you do. Wow! Thanks for you kind words.

  • AC

    Hi Rudy! That´s a nice shot. But the statue is the Santo Hermano Pedro.
    Cuídese. Saludos,