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Waiting #3 in Antigua Guatemala by Rudy Girón

Waiting #3 in Antigua Guatemala

WIN A PHOTO POST CARD FROM ANTIGUA DAILY PHOTO! We continue with the mini series on “waiting” and the win-a-post-card contest. Here’s …

The Wait #2 in Antigua Guatemala by Rudy Girón

Waiting #2 in Antigua Guatemala

WIN A PHOTO POST CARD FROM ANTIGUA DAILY PHOTO! We continue with the mini series on “waiting” and the win-a-post-card contest. Here’s …

#1 The wait in Antigua Guatemala by Rudy Girón

Waiting #1 in Antigua Guatemala

WIN A PHOTO POST CARD FROM ANTIGUA DAILY PHOTO! Guatemalans are not known for their punctually so often you see people waiting. …

Zompopos FAQ

This year the May Zompopos actually did arrive in May. Even though the Guatemalan winged sompopo ant appears every year in May, …

Photo Walks in Antigua Guatemala by Rudy Girón

Photo Walks in Antigua Guatemala

You know, I have toyed with the idea of giving one-day and/or one-week photo workshops in Antigua Guatemala taking advantage of my …

Fuego's Pyromaniac Show by Rudy Girón

Fuego’s Pyromaniac Show

Almost a week later Fuego volcano decided to perform for us another pyromaniac show. This time I was near Tanque de La …

Enjoying a day sans rain by Rudy Girón

Enjoying a day sans rain

Thursday was an unusually hot and humid day without rain and people took the opportunity to spend it outside, many in Antigua …

The aesthetics of abandonment by Rudy Girón

The aesthetic of abandonment

If there ever it was a place where abandonment looks good that would be La Antigua Guatemala, which by the way is …

Guatemalan Chicken Bus Kitsch by Rudy Girón

Guatemalan Chicken Bus Kitsch

I am truly convinced that Guatemalans can not do anything in a mild, neutral, gray manner. Guatemala is a country of extremes …

Fuego was on Fire by Rudy Girón

Fuego was on Fire Last Night

Last night I received a text message with the following orders: Get the camera and take photos of Volcán de Fuego; lots …

Coffee and Cupolas by Rudy Girón

Coffee and Cupolas

If you live in or around Antigua Guatemala you get used to coffee farms, coffee lots and coffee orchards and cupolas very …

Why is Guatemala so Green?

Okay, I will tell you, but please don’t go telling everyone about it. In Guatemala we have a rainy season that lasts …

Buying chiles rellenos by Rudy Girón

Buying chiles rellenos

Sometimes it pays to be present at the right moment with the camera ready to capture a fleeting instance. Such was the …

San Gaspar Vivar Church by Rudy Girón

San Gaspar Vivar Church

One thing I have noticed reviewing the archives of AntiguaDailyPhoto is that I have yet to visit all the villages of Antigua …

Guatemalan Mother's Day by Rudy Girón

Guatemalan Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day always falls on May 10 in Guatemala. Thus, today is a holiday for mothers in Guatemala and many mamás get …

Mi tiendecita sign

Tiendecitas or tienditas, little convenience stores, have to be the most popular business enterprise in Guatemala. I can not imagine living without …

Cucurucho Handicrafts by Rudy Girón

Cucurucho Handicrafts

The fear of photography is real in Antigua Guatemala. More often I am finding signs which prohibit photography. That’s kind of ironic …

Antique Coffee Grinder by Rudy Girón

Antique Coffee Grinder

La Antigua Guatemala has an antique aesthetic beauty which goes beyond the colonial architecture and the gorgeous wood and metal works. Antique …