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Siesta Time






It’s your turn to write the caption. The most original caption will win this photo as a post card. Good luck!




Guatemalan Alienation






This year FOTO»30, Guatemala’s Photo September, a month full of photographic exhibits has as the encompassing theme the concept Nation. I remember …




Voting Location Desk






As the national general elections are getting closer the Tribunal Supremo Electoral (TSE, Supreme Electoral Tribunal) is making every effort to speed …




Wooden Fruit Handicrafts






With today’s entry we finish the handicrafts from around Antigua Guatemala series. Yes, I bet many of you don’t know we were …




Mayan Ceramic Replicas






These Mayan ceramic replicas can be had for about Q150/$20, but DO NOT try to take them out of the country because …




Tough Future!






How can we expect a better future as a country if our future is on the streets working instead of in school preparing to make a better nation?







Colorful and Tiny Nativity Scenes






Don’t you wish you can have one these adorable Guatemalan nacimientos (nativity scenes) in your own home for the next Christmas? In …




Metal Figurines






Metal handicrafts are also very popular so there are plenty of artisans around Antigua Guatemala that work with metal. Often you will …




Corn Husk Dolls






Since We’re Men of Maize it’s no wonder that we also do many things with the by-products of maize. We use corn …




Brilliant and Colorful Guatemala






Here’a another entry for the Color Palette category. Make sure you wear sunglasses if you decide to follow the white rabbit. By …




Marimba Close-Up






Not much to say about the marimba except it’s Guatemala’s national instrument. But, did you know the chromatic marimba was developed in …




Garrick






Watching the world-famous mime Tamagochy yanking smiles and laughs from the audience formed around his “maleta de la alegría” (happiness suitcase) I …




Nylon Country






Nylon becomes ubiquituos in Guatemala during the rainy season. Nylon is quite possibly the cheapest protection one can buy against the rain. …




Little Miss Sunshine






On the first day of AntiguaDailyPhoto, May 1, 2006, I shared with you a School beauty contest parade with Volcán de Agua …




Rainy Days






Don’t be fool by all recent posts; we’re in the middle of the rainy days. This photo shows the clouds moving in …




Plazuela La Candelaria






This plaza located in colonial La Candelaria, on the road that takes you to Cerro de la Cruz is the most recent …




Guatemalan Slang: Chaye






Chaye is the Guatemalan slang for broken glass. Lots of chayes are installed on top walls to discourage people who like to …




Man-made Tree-looking Structure






Today’s entry is a follow up to Camouflaging Cellular Towers where I mentioned how fortunate we are in La Antigua Guatemala where …




Stone Wall at El Hato






This kind of stoned wall is found through out Guatemala, especially, in the highlands. The purpose of this kind walls is to …




Watching the Colossal Hunahpú






The colossal volcano that stands to the south of Antigua Guatemala is known at present as Volcán de Agua, but before it …




Children at Playground






This photograph was taken at the entrance of El Hato village, located about 5 kilometers from La Antigua Guatemala. El Hato villages …




Handicrafts Market El Carmen






Here’s another panoramic vista taken from Cerro de la Cruz, which shows 3a avenida norte and the handicrafts market of El Carmen …




Cerro de la Cruz Entrance






This is the main entrance to El Cerro de la Cruz park and mirador (viewpoint). There are two other entrances, one is …