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Where are the blue skies?






Normally you could see a couple volcanoes in the background and deep blue skies above the tree canopy. Yes, we demand our …




Guatemalan Fruit: Pitayas






Pitahaya season is here! A Pitaya (pronounced /pɨˈtaɪ.ə/) or pitahaya (English pronunciation: /ˌpɪtəˈhaɪ.ə/) is the fruit of several cactus species, most importantly …




Catholic Decorations: San Cristóbal






We continue the Catholic Decorations series with an image of San Cristóbal (Saint Christopher). Because Christopher offered protection to travelers and against …




Catholic Decorations: Angel






Angels are, of course, the most often found catholic imagery decoration found in La Antigua Guatemala. The wooden angel above can be …




Catholic Decorations: San Miguel






La Antigua Guatemala has to be most catholic town in Guatemala, heck make that Central America. Nowhere is Catholicism more solidly embedded …




Guatemalan Idiosyncrasies: Carwash






In Guatemala we have certain language idiosyncrasies which throw off other Spanish speakers who visit us. One such language idiosyncrasy is Carwash. …




Smells Like Teen Spirit






The energy and laughs of the teenagers that hang around the Parque Central are contagious. Watching and listening the teens laughter at …




An Open Door Is An Opportunity






That’s right, every open door I encounter is an opportunity to record the inside of what once was a typical house from …




Festival Artes Muy Especiales






The rainy season in Guatemala often plays bad jokes on planned events like weddings and cultural activities. Imagine the cultural event planner …




Rain Threads






Even though it is difficult to see, these rain threads are an actual record of heavy rains. Boy oh boy, when it …




Pearls and Pans






I can almost think of the image above as window conceptual art. The combination of the pearls, the manikins, and the pan …




Invent A Tour Guides Conversation






Every once in a while, the readers of AntiguaDailyPhoto participate in a creative exercise: to invent a plausible dialogue or conversation among …




A Rough SUV For A Rough Town






Without realizing it I posted a mini series about vehicles. What do you know, my unconsciousness has been behind the wheel of …




Much Ado About Nothing






The chicken bus barely stopped while crossing over 4a calle oriente; the main artery that becomes the exit to Guatemala City. A …




An Old Volvo for An Old Town






It is amazing how many classic cars one can find in La Antigua Guatemala. Just follow the white rabbit to see some …




CHiPs Antigua






These are my friends Nelo and Miguel. This candid portrait was taken with the iPhone and uploaded while we jested about who …




At Guatemala’s RENAP DPI Station






RENAP stands for Registro Nacional de las Personas or National Registry of Persons. RENAP is the government institution in charge of replacing …




Casa Antigüeña: Colonial Shower






Simple and elegant, that’s what I think is the essence of the colonial architecture of the Casa Antigüeña. How about you? What …




Jardín Antigüeño: Tumbergia






These colorful and strange-looking flowers are the gift of a climber plant known locally as Tumbergias (tunbergia misurense is the scientific name). …




Fotoimagen






Since my handle in the English language is not so good, I would like to request for you guys to help me …




Tropical Fruits Rainbow






In La Antigua Guatemala we are so lucky to have fresh tropical fruits year round to prepare our licuados and smoothies. Since …




Theme Day: Under Construction






La Antigua Guatemala is one of the areas undergoing more development per square inch than any other city in the Guatemala according …