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Alameda Santa Lucí­a Sign






Believe it or not what you call the Santa Lucí­a Street is the biggest controversy on this 6-block-long avenue. See, most people …




Santo Restaurante Lounge Sign






I said it before, but I repeat it now: I could go on forever photographing the never-ending supply of signs around Antigua. …




New Tile On the Antigua Blocks






With the new administration at La Antigua Guatemala’s City Hall, there have come new regulations and orderliness on the streets of this …




What Was the Old Man Thinking?






I wonder what was going through the old man’s mind while watching the young tourist with flip flops (thongs) and short shorts. …




The Tourists Wear Thongs






The devil wears prada and many young tourists wear thongs. I have shown these sandals before in several photos, but just now …




Play it with Pride (Part IV)






Hey, what did you say about us? With this one-of-kind humorous image I wave goodbye to the Wear it and Play it …




Play it with Pride (Part III)






Boy, is this kid so cute or what? And photogenic too! He move around, from left to right and back, withot removing …




Play it with Pride (Part I)






Regardless of how I may feel about the marimba, this instrument and its waling sound are very important to Guatemalans all over. …




Wear it with Pride (Part 4)






I know that Guatemalan Danzas and Bailes Tradicionales are an integral part of the folklore and culture of Guatemala, but I must …




Wear it with Pride (Part 3)






Sure, you say, the traje indí­gena is a far out outfit, but are there really symbols encoded in these garments? Once again, …




Wear It With Pride (Part 1)






Last week, as we watch the delegations parade at the Beijing 2008 Olympics Inauguration, I was thinking how wonderful it was to …




Doorway Beam Texture Wallpaper






Not only in walls can you find textures in La Antigua Guatemala; sometimes even wooden beams can provide moth-eaten textures. If you …




Doña Gavi Store Wallpaper 2






I could spend a good hour photographing all aspects of La Tienda de Doña Gavi and perhaps bring you a series… but …




Doña Gavi Store Wallpaper






In September 2007, I brought to you the façade and sign of La Tienda de Doña Gavi, remember? Today I bring to …




Narrow Arched-doorway in Antigua






Sure, La Antigua Guatemala is a nearly-quincentennial city and you may be inclined to believe after some strolls around Antigua that nothing …




Casa de los Pasos in Antigua






This façade belongs to self-titled Casa de los Paso on Calle de los Pasos (Street of the Steps). You can see several …