Jumping over the cables

Jumping over the cables

Here is a vertical shot of a biker doing a jump in the atrium of the Jocotenango church. Jocotenago is one of the communities very near La Antigua Guatemala. Jocotenango is so close to La Antigua that you might walk and cross over the municipal borders without realizing it. Jocotenango and Ciudad Vieja are the two municipios (counties) where most of the antigüeños moved after they sold their houses in La Antigua Guatemala. Some antigüeños sold their house under pressure from buyers and because the incredible prices buyers were willing to pay. Ciudad Vieja and Jocotenango is where most of the workers of La Antigua Guatemala businesses live. Jocotenango and Ciudad Vieja are ‘REAL’ Guatemalan communities, unlike La Antigua Guatemala. Soon I will post an entry with the following title: La Antigua Guatemala is not Guatemala (which I’ve been saving for a long while now). Stay tune!

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  • Manolo

    Hey Rudy… are you paraphrasing the “Guatemala doesn’t exist, I know because I’ve been there” thing? On the other hand: Do you think that La Nueva is more Guatemala than La Antigua? Now, about the picture… it is quite a contrast of the BMX, the basketball board, and the cables with such a piece of baroque architecture as backdrop. I am still fascinated by that pink colour… (“zapote” pues)

  • Another classic.
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  • Manolo, what I am saying, or rather what I will be saying is that La Antigua Guatemala is unlike the rest of Guatemala. And yes, I do believe Guatecity is much more Guatemala than La Antigua.

    Rich, thanks for all your wonderful comments and feedback.

  • I have to agree. And sure, I may be part of the problem, one more Westerner living here in La Antigua, but, to me, the capital is far more of a Guatemalan experience than anything available in La Antigua. Likewise, around Atitlan too, or in Xela. I like to drive through Zona 6 and Zona 18 and see the amazing barrios that have been built on the hillsides and down in the valleys. In comparison, La Antigua is a theme park without an entrance fee.

    For too many Guatemaltecos, La Antigua is just somewhere they come to work. Rudy, have you been down, sort of behind La Porta and further back – there’s a housing development going on there, with around 20 new houses, that I think says it all about the direction La Antigua is going and I wonder at what kind of amazing prices they will be offered on the market.

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    Buen dia mi nombre es Alvaro y les escribo para que se comuniquen con migo ya que me llama la atención de las fotos publicadas en la pagina porque, yo soy un representante y tambien practicante de el BMX en Jocotenango nuetro equipo tiene como nombre SLIMBIKERS y nos gustaria platicar y saver mas sobre esta pagina, les estamos agradecidos por publicar nuetras imagenes en la web y por tomar encuenta este deporte, lamentablemente ya no emos practicado en la plaza pro que la Muni nos recogio la RAMPA y necesitamos de apoyo para seguir con nuetro objetivo y visiones del equipo emos dado ya varias exiviciones a nivel departamental como Escuintla Tiquisate, Parramos, Patzizia y Xela y otros porfavor si ustedes tiene personas que podria apoyarnos comunicase al mi mail o Cel 55070371 atentamente Alvaro Q. Gracias pro su publicación las personas que aparecen en las fotos se llaman Oliver y Pablo marroquin integrantes del equipo de BMX SLIMBIKERS. espero su respuesta Gracias. Hasta pronto