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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 …