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What a Mess We Make by Rudy Girón

What a Mess We Make

I wish that all power lines would be buried underground, at least within the urban perimeters. The crisscross of cables really look …

Guatemalan Style School Bus by Rudy Giron

Guatemalan Style School Bus

In Guatemala, nothing can be plain and simple, not the public transit system buses nor the school buses. Here’s a very good …

Corre Carlos Corre

Here’s a follow up to Run Lolo Run published over five years ago. Once again, there’s kid running with both feet on …

Recycling the Maize Canes

It’s amazing how this farmworker can carry so many discarded maize canes on his back, just like an ant, carrying more weight …

Working People

As I captured this picture I was immediately transported to the Brazilian film “Domésticas” (Maids) by Fernando Meirelles, one of my favorite …

Blue Wall

If walls could talk, what kind of stories do you think we would hear from this wall?

Typical Guatemalan Breakfast Booth

Everywhere in Guatemala you can find breakfast stalls similar to one shown above where the working class and anybody’s hungry can stop …

Fresh Bread Is Baked Twice Daily

Some of you might recall that fresh tortillas are available three times a day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Well, fresh bread …

Processional Float Turn Markings

This markings on the streets and sidewalks signal the beginning or end of the different turns of processional floats (andas) which cucuruchos …

Catholic Churches

Catholic churches were usually built around the main plaza of each town, normally taken the east quadrant of the plazas. There are …

Evangelical Churches

While catholics take the spot lights during Lent and the Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala, evangelical churches (that’s what protestant churches are …

Antigüeños Contra la Delincuencia by Leonel -Nelo- Mijangos

Antigüeños contra la delincuencia

Los antigüeños ya estamos cansados de tantos hechos delictivos que están pasando en nuestra amada ciudad mientras tanto las autoridades no se …

The ecological way to dry clothes

Believe it or not, with the ecological clothesline is how most Guatemalans dry their clothes. At least in this particular case, Guatemala’s …