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Antigua Fragments

Here’s my humble attempt at summarizing some of the architectonic elements of Antigua Guatemala. How you like it?

Fountain Fragment

Besides signs, I also have a fascination for fountains. I am glad in La Antigua Guatemala there is an abundance of both. …

Antigua Abstracta

Early on I had been bewitched by the abstract possibilities found in every nook and cranny of this enchanting and vibrant sleepy …

Vibrant Guatemalan Women

As a graphic designer I can never ceased to be amazed by the intricate brightly colored textiles worn by the Maya people …

Coffee, Bagels and Free Wifi

The Bagel Barn is a popular venue in La Antigua Guatemala for getting a bagel sandwich, great coffee and checking your email. …

Chunches y Chunchitos Sign

“Chunches y Chunchitos” is what a call a creative Guatemalan name for a business. What do you think they sell inside and …

Guatemalan Culture and History Through Textiles

The Maya were among the most prominent story tellers. The Maya ‘wrote’ just about everything. I am sure that if the ancient Maya scribblers had access to Twitter and Facebook, they would have had busy timelimes; heck they would have used aggregators to fill their lifestream with every imaginable media.

Father’s Day in Guatemala

Today, for instance, in Guatemala we celebrate Día del padre, Father’s Day. So I decided to share with you three photos of a series of a father and her daughter having a tender lunch. The little girl refused to take the byte unless her dad gave it to her on the mouth. These three photos are in reverse order, so the first frame is the thumbnail on the right, next the thumbnail of the left and finally the photograph above as they break into smiles and happy moments. There other photos with both of them smiling, but I love the mirada juguetona, playful look of the lit

Rainy Season Vistas

I have decided that instead of complaining about the horrible light and photographic conditions of the rainy season I am going to …

Solar Water Heaters, Clear Energy

Water heaters is another important area in Guatemala where one can bring clear energy and help the environment and the economy. That …

Tuk Tuk Toy

Believe it or not, the tuk tuk motorcycles which are used as short-run taxis, tourist police patrols units and grocery delivery vehicles …

Antigua Guatemala Is Not The Real World

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Lazy Afternoons At The Park

The fountains around the Plaza Mayor provide the perfect sound track for spending a relax time sitting on a bench and watching …

Pasadores Coloniales

Can you guess what kind of furniture has these fasteners on it? Hint, hint, a recent sign has the word you’re looking …

Guatemalan Cuisine: Sancocho

First of all, I am going to request the help of my dear epistolary friends Erin and Manolo for this entry. Erin …

Traffic Jam at the Panadería

If you hate traffic jams and bumper-to-bumper situations, then, stay away from the panaderías between 5 pm and 7 pm; the afternoon …

Theme day: Funny sign

What kind of business do you think corresponds to El Cofre sign? Like every first of the month, today is theme day …