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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 …