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Guatemalan Cuisine: Hilachas






Hilachas (shredded beef) is yet another staple of the Guatemalan Cuisine. Hilachas is basically a red curry with shredded beef and potatoes. …




Lines






It’s so easy to take interesting photographs around La Antigua Guatemala; you just have to walk with your eyes wide open. For …




Lines and Shadows






This warm light was the dry season. Although, I am sure we can get similar sunsets during the rainy season, I don’t …




Photographing the Quinceañera






Yesterday, I mentioned that La Antigua Guatemala’s Central Park is often used as stage for many free cultural and artistic events. Well, …




FICCUA VI: Music from Panama






La Antigua Guatemala’s Central Park is the most often used stage around town for free culture events. In this particular case, the …




Mayan Ceramic Pot






I am worry that with technology we are turning a personal history into ephemeral instants. See the early Maya wrote their history, …




Guatemalan Jade in Mayan Art






See everything is a matter of perspectives and that’s the whole truthiness and nothing but the truthiness (thanks Manolo for the new …




The Webs We Weave






Too bad MO does not come by here anymore. He would definitely appreciate a photo like today’s; full of power lines. If …




Shoe-shining at Calle del Arco






Shoe-shinning is quite inexpensive in La Antigua Guatemala, about Q2/US$0.25 so there is no reason not to have one’s shoes shinning and …




El Arco de Santa Catalina






To finish the miniseries on The Arch of Santa Catalina, here it is the actual arch with white stucco and classic Antigüeño …




Corner at Calle del Arco






Oh how I wish I could capture in images the feelings, the energy and the tranquil atmosphere one gets while strolling around …




Arch-framed Volcán de Agua






Yesterday’s shot of the Arch of Santa Catalina was taken from the South looking towards the North, with the main dome of …




The Arch of Santa Catalina






Somehow, I manage to do everything backwards, on purpose, or not. See El Arco de Santa Catalina is the most famous landmark …




Guatemalan Cuisine: Revolcado






Thanks to Michele and Eddie, two loyal readers of AntiguaDailyPhoto.Com, I actually came to La Antigua Guatemala during the Holy Week. We …




Visit The Time Tunnel






In my quest to bring to you ‘new’ vistas of the same ‘old’ places around La Antigua Guatemala, I present to you …




Holy Week: The Crowds






Oh yes, I had also forgotten to mention the superabundant crowds that you will find in La Antigua Guatemala during the Holy …




Holy Week: Processions






It doesn’t matter if the processions in the villages and communities around La Antigua Guatemala are more authentic, more kitsch and with …




Holy Week: The Photographers






click, click, click, click click click, clicks, click. See, if it does NOT matter how much effort I put into documenting the …




Holy Week: The Float’s Pilot






Interestingly enough, Erick was commenting yesterday how impressive was to see the massive float make a U-turn as he was watching the …




Holy Week Precessional Music






The Holy Week in Guatemala is a full five senses overwhelming experience. As you follow the processions all five senses are bombarded …




Holy Week: Women’s Float






You normally see men carrying the big heavy processional floats or andas as they are known in Guatemalan Spanish. You can browse …




Holy Week Processional Carpets






Some people have traveled the world over just to be present for the world-famous Holy Week in La Antigua Guatemala. Some people …




Peak-a-boo!






Peak-a-boo! Boy, today was for sure a good day to be on a tree since the land kept on shaking all day …




Follow Up to Façade Facelift






Since I showed you, just the other day, how the façade of house from La Antigua Guatemala was being repaired and painted …