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Costumbrism Photographs From Antigua






Okay, here is my contribution to the Costumbrism Photographs From La Antigua Guatemala. What better specimen for the costumbrism photography of Antigua …




Watercolor Painters from Antigua






Watercolors from La Antigua Guatemala can be found and bought in just about every tourist town in Central America. In Calle del …




Guatemalan Indigenous Women






Here’s the follow-up photo to yesterday’s rear view mirror vista. In this picture, you can appreciate the different cortes worn by the …




Rear View Mirror Vistas






Some people like photos without people; aseptic and sterile images pues. I am the opposite. To me what makes the image interesting …




Flowers-R-Us






Guatemala does not have a Spring season, nor Summer, Autumn, nor Winter, yet it is known as the Land of the Eternal …




Enchiladas-R-Us






Oh the photos look so much better with people in them, especially if they are smiling. 😉 If tostadas had a kingdom, …




Fuego Volcano Erupting






Some people have to wait until special occasions like Independence Day to see a fireworks show. Here in La Antigua Guatemala, thanks …




Dining at Doña Luisa Xicotencatl






Here’s another vista which conveys the mellow and relaxing atmosphere of La Antigua Guatemala. This image was taken at Doña Luisa Xicotencatl …




Open Schools: Computer Workshops






Oh there is a revolution brewing down South in Meso-America. This revolution will not be televised. This revolution will be streamed! Let …




Open Schools: Playgrounds






One important aspect of the Escuelas Abiertas school program on the weekends will definitely be the safe playgrounds and fútbol and basquet …




Open Schools: Registration






Finally something good for the communities in the rural areas of Guatemala. Escuelas Abiertas or Open Schools is a government program which …




Dome Roof Details at Cafe Barista






All along these 1,124 consecutive entries, I have been compiling a collection of abstract photographs of La Antigua Guatemala with the idea …




New McCafé in Antigua






Nowadays, even fast-food restaurants are creating up-scale spaces within their premises. That’s the case of McDonald’s in La Antigua Guatemala that turned …




Breakfast at Doña Luisa






Oh how I wish I could be like Truman Capote and take this avalanche of twits, news, videos about a scandal developing …




Guatemalan Style Backpack






Guatemala has some of the best textiles you can find in the world. If you come to La Antigua Guatemala, you can …




Guatemalan Style Coffee Satchel






This satchel is perfect for coffee lovers. This satchel is made by recycling of the coffee sacks used for carrying whole coffee …




Guatemalan Dessert: Espumillas






I wonder what would be a good translation for espumillas? A literal translation would be little sponges, but a proper word is …




La Cocina de la Abuela Sign






Okay, here’s a sign of restaurant exploiting the fact that everybody knows all grandmothers prepare the best food and have the most …




Only in LAG: Motorcycle clamps






Surely you remember the photo of Clamping the automobiles on the No parking zone, right? Or how about the story of two …




Feast of the Cross






Día de la Santa Cruz (Day of the Holy Cross) is celebrated in Guatemala and other Latin American countries on May 3rd …




#1,111: Alameda Santa Rosa






According to my dashboard, today’s entry is number 1111. Go figure! Alameda is the Spanish word for tree-line road or pathway. La …