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Cucurucho Tsunami






I confess that you have to click on the image above to understand the title. I confess I have never in my …




Exotic Flower Arrangements






This was the second time I was alerted about the exotic flower arrangements placed on the fountains prior to a procession or …




Holy Week Economics by Rudy Girón

The Economics of the Holy Week






As Semana Santa, the Holy Week before Easter, approaches, the historic colonial town of Antigua sees almost daily processions. These processions include …




Have Balls, Will Travel






Guatemala is a colorful country. What, you don’t believe me? Well, Why not check out the Color palette category to see for …




Holy Week Percussionist






The unmistakable thumping that accompanies the processions comes from percussionists beating huge drums with this hummer-like sticks. Do you know the name …




The Aromas of the Holy Week






I can bring to you the colors, the imagery, the sounds and even video clips, but I can’t transmit or transfer you …




Girls Procession






Transference: the action of transferring something or the process of being transferred. With these processions not only the heavy floats are being …




My Turn is No. 11






The Cuaresma and Semana Santa season comes with its own set of garments; from the Romans to the Cucuruchos to the Dolorosas …




The Broom-head Romans Are Back






I have honestly tried not put as many Cuaresma/Lent and Semana Santa/Holy Week photos here. I could, in theory, have a Lent/Holy …




Here, Take My Photo






On the weekends Calle del Arco is turn into a pedestrian strip and several business bring out benches, carts and flowers and …




Taking A Short Break






Often we hear that Guatemala is a country of contrasts. Even I try to show it often and what better way to …




Guatemalan Weekend Fashion






The people from Guatemala City are known as capitalinos; residents of the Capital city. Women from Guatemala City would be capitalinas. La …




Guatemalan Smile






Last Monday 8 of March was celebrated the International Women’s Day through out the world. I believe women should be celebrated everyday, …




Prensa Libre Sponsors Semana Santa






I noticed that Prensa Libre, one of Guatemala’s largest and oldest newspapers, was also sponsoring a processional band this past weekend. I …




Sponsoring The Holy Week






I don’t know if sponsoring the processions for Cuaresma and Semana Santa (Lent and Holy Week respectively) was already common practice in …




Studio C Sign






Stucio C took part in the realization of visual effects for more than 350 shots for the movie “The Chronicles of Narnia: …




Blue Skies Are Us






Definitely, blue skies are us during the dry season. During the rainy season, the sky line remains white and gray most of …




Everybody Walks in LAG






Oh leave it to the French and their Je ne sais quoi, yo no sé que in Spanish, to describe something the …




Santa Clara Ruins Garden






The Santa Clara ruins is among the most popular wedding destination venues. And even if folks don’t decide to celebrate inside Santa …




Photographing Antigua Corners






It looks like I am not the only one who enjoys photographing corners. Here I captured a fellow photographer who was photographing …




La Esquina Sign






La esquina means the corner so what a fitting name for this restaurant and shop located on a corner house one block …




Contrast: Red and Green






Guatemala has very creative names for their chilies. For instance, diente de perro, dog’s tooth, and diente de caballo, horse’s tooth, come …




Contrast: Orange and Blue






Okay guys, today’s game is very simple: find as many kinds of contrasts as you can in this image of the San …