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Guatemalan Portrait: The Soldier






Slowly but surely, the series Guatemalan Portrait is coming along. Obviously there are hundreds of portraits I still need to take have …




Who Are Your True Friends?






At present, I believe, in the English language we throw around certain words so much that often we are diminishing their true …




Holy Week Elements: Dolorosas






With this picture of the dolorosas or hermanas cargadoras, the women who carry the smaller floats of the Virgin Mary or other …




Holy Week Elements: Alfombras






The processional carpets are among the most creative and colorful elements of the Holy Week in La Antigua Guatemala. In this case, …




Holy Week Elements: Timonel






Here’s your Holy Week Spanish word for the day: Timonel The timonel is the person at the front of the processional float …




Holy Week Elements: Cucuruchos






Purple or violet is the color of Lent and the Holy Week. Cucuruchos, bearers, wear their cone-head purple robes as a sign …




Holy Week Elements: Tren de Aseo






As I walked the streets of the Antigua Guatemala villages I noticed the neighbours sweeping aways the carpets from Palm Sunday since …




Guatemalan Portrait: La Abuelita






We finish this first leg of the Guatemalan Portrait with a picture of the typical Guatemalan grandmother. In Guatemala is one of …




Guatemalan Portrait: Gypsy Woman






One important aspect of the Guatemalan Portrait series is to show the rainbow of people that Guatemalans can be, although many only …




Portrait of the Colonial Crier






Here’s your Spanish word of the day: Pregonero Basically, a pregonero is a crier. Here we see the leader of the pregoneros …