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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 …