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Architectonic Baroque Details

La Antigua Guatemala is full of hidden treasures which are visible at plain view. One must be ready to look for them …

Cucurucho Candles

You’d be amazed on everything that might be for sale on the streets of La Antigua Guatemala during Lent. This time while …

Ensamble Antiqua

The Santo Domingo del Cerro hosted a Baroque music concert on Palm Sunday, and well, after Nelo’s wonderful work on Processions, perhaps …

Water Matters

Water matters to a lot a people. Now I understand the importance of awareness campaigns like World Water Day, which we discussed …

Leonel -Nelo- Miijangos hard at work by Norman Ávila

Nelo’s Vantage Point

Norman Ávila, the brains and enthusiastic person behind ClimaYa (Guatemala’s real-time weather reports), sent me these images of Nelo at work hanging from an electric pole. Later on Nelo sent me a photo he took from this vantage point with his iPhone 4. Thanks to Norman Ávila we get the real-time weather reports in AntiguaDailyPhoto, GuatemalaDailyPhoto and XelaDailyPhoto.

Antigua Holy Week Various Vistas by Leonel -Nelo- Mijangos

Antigua Holy Week Various Vistas

Sábado de Gloria is a quieter day with only small processions carried by women known as Las Dolorosas (The Grief or Suffering …

Antigua Holy Week Imagery by Leonel -Nelo- Mijangos

Antigua Holy Week Imagery

Do not underestimate the power of catholic imagery. You see, the world-famous Antigua Guatemala processions are about showing the devoted images as a reminder and representation of the crucifixion of Jesus.

Also, today all Stations of the Cross altars will be open and many if not all procession will pay a visit to El Calvario Church, which is located on the southern outskirts of La Antigua Guatemala. El Calvario or Calvary (Golgotha) is the name of the mount on the outskirts of Jerusalem where it’s believe Jesus Christ was crucified. This church with its three arches provides a symbolic representation of the crucifixion; with each arch representing each cross.

Antigua Holy Week Cucuruchos

Cucuruchos with their purple or violet cone-head rebes are another prominent element of Semana Santa in Antigua Guatemala. Purple is worn as …

Antigua Holy Week Floats

There’s nothing more impressive during the Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala than seen these massive floats, andas in Spanish, being carried by …

Antigua Holy Week Carpets by Leonel -Nelo- Mijangos

Antigua Holy Week Carpets

The processional carpets are among the most creative and colorful elements of the Holy Week in La Antigua Guatemala. As I’ve mentioned …

The Holy Week Photographers by Leonel -Nelo- Mijangos

The Holy Week Photographers

Okay, the 365-day wait is over. The world-famous Holy Week in La Antigua Guatemala is here. Get your cameras ready and join …

Antigua Lent Processions: Santa Ana

We continue our series Antigua Lent Processions thanks to the wonderful imagery of our friend and collaborator Leonel [Nelo] Mijangos who has …

Quotidian Corner Life

You don’t have to give your soul to the Devil as as Robert Johnson did at the crossroads to enjoy the quotidian …

The Mayor’s Seat

A few days ago several members of Club Fotográfico de Antigua (Antigua’s Photo Club) and I went to the Municipalidad (City Hall) …

Theme day: Edges

This is the main entrance/exit for La Antigua Guatemala. A couple hundred meters ahead the road ends and the cobblestone streets begin. …