Escuela Oficial Rural Mixta and the Volcanoes

Escuela Oficial Rural Mixta

I figure that when one decides to name something is the set it apart from the rest, right? So, why would name a school Escuela Oficial Rural Mixta (Mixed Co-ed Rural Oficial School)? Come on, it is like naming your kid ‘John Doe’ (no offense to John Does of the world). Those four words are so generic that it could literally be the name of any and all the schools outside Guatemala City. By the way, this photo was taken at the main plaza of San Pedro Las Huertas, a small village that belongs to La Antigua Guatemala.

On the other hand, Fire Volcano is very punctual. Fire Volcano began releasing gases and lava onto the sky, which to me, this activity means no other thing but the commencement of the dry season. The dry season is the best weather, in my opinion, and the best time to visit Guatemala. The light is just magical and enchanting; if you are a photographer you better start preparing your luggage and camera bags.

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  • It’s a well-composed photo. The scene appeals to me.

  • Nice photo of the building.

  • John S.

    Danged wires. That shot would be perfect otherwise. It is difficult to get a photo of something in Guate without those ever-present power lines.

    Incidentally here is what Agua and Fuego look like from the window of my mother-in-law’s condo in Guatemala City.

  • Don B.

    That is good news, Rudy. I am in Guatemala but have been waiting for dry weather to climb Pacaya because I don’t want to be caught in the rain.

  • MO

    Very nice picture Rudy. I like how the left and right roof lines of the EORM building matches the natural volcano lines. I agree with John S about the darn electrical wires ruining the picture a bit.

    John S – nice shot of the volcanoes and nice view overall from your suegras’s condo. Who says that suegras have nothing nice to offer?!?

  • Lucky

    jajajajjajaajjja MO.

  • Abel

    Rudy,

    Your translation of the word Mixta should be Co-Ed. It is called Mixta because it is for boys and girls.

  • @Abel, thanks for the correction. I know about co-ed schools, but I was doing a straight literal translation and I did not stop to think through the translated text. Thanks. 🙁