Brilliant and Colorful Guatemala

Tecolotes de la abundancia by Rudy Giron

Here’a another entry for the Color Palette category. Make sure you wear sunglasses if you decide to follow the white rabbit. By the way, I created the Color Palette category nearly 100 days after the initial posts as a way to capture photographs that were a very good samples of the colors found in Guatemala; the first post in the Color palette category was: Antigua’s colors, post #100

As we have mentioned before, if you’re planning to travel to Guatemala, pack your sunglasses if you don’t want to be blinded by the rich, brilliant, saturated colors found everywhere in the land of the Eternal Spring. Especially so, if you plan to spend time in La Antigua Guatemala’s Central Park which is the main hub for people watching and a guaranteed spot to enjoy the best of Guatemala.

Do you know why there are so many tecolotes (owls) around Antigua Guatemala? Come back here with the right answer and I will send you this colorful photograph as post card via Guatemala’s postal service with stamps and all.

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  • sjbj

    Because they bring good luck and abundance!
    Our son collects owls and we have one of these, bought in La Antigua.

    • Congratulaciones, you’re the winner. I will send you an email to get your mailing address. Thanks for participating.  

      • sjbj

        wonderful! looking forward to your email. S

  • Judy

    The are as ymbol of prosperity and they bring abundance and good fortune. Spens alot of time in Guatemala. love the owls and all the sizes thye come in!!

    • Judy, thanks for participiting, but I believe SJBJ was the first person to answer correctly. Good luck for the next time, which should be pretty soon. 😉

  • Scottgreen8

    As others have said they bring good luck, prosperity and abundance. I was just in Antigua and visited Doña Maria Gordillo’s Dulcería and the clerks there told me that it has been a tradition to use the owls as piggy banks for many years and people still use them today. The store has hundreds of original ones as decorations. I purchased a small one and have it in my home. There is a picture of it here and some photos from Doña Marías too.

    • Scott, thanks for sharing your photos with us and the anecdote. Thanks for participating as well. 

  • Stephanie

    Do you mean owls like these? Or live owls living around Antigua? 🙂

    • I mean owls like shown above and as all the different kind found in the links above. Did you follow the white rabbit? Always follow the white rabbit (links). 😉

  • Eric

    I almost bought one of these, but the chocolate vendors nearby got my Quetzales instead.  Had room for only one more item in la mochila…it was either tecolotes, a cd from the Kakchiquel marimba band, or chocolate from San Juan del Obispo.  I had my priorities…  😀
    Next visit, tecolotes, marimba cd, and a cell phone…all essential in La Antigua, no ?

  • Eric

    I almost bought one of these, but the chocolate vendors nearby got my Quetzales instead.  Had room for only one more item in la mochila…it was either tecolotes, a cd from the Kakchiquel marimba band, or chocolate from San Juan del Obispo.  I had my priorities…  😀
    Next visit, tecolotes, marimba cd, and a cell phone…all essential in La Antigua, no ?

    • Eric, you and I well know that a cell phone is very essential if you don’t want to miss a meeting in Antigua Guatemala. 🙁