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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 …