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Antigua Guatemala Town Criers






Here I present to you the Antigua Guatemala town criers, better known here as the pregoneros. Before newspapers, radio, television, email, Twitter …




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Enchanted by El Sombrerón






El Sombrerón appears at dusk, dragging along a group of mules carrying coal, with whom he travels around the city and its …




Leonel -Nelo- Miijangos hard at work by Norman Ávila

Nelo’s Vantage Point






Norman Ávila, the brains and enthusiastic person behind ClimaYa (Guatemala’s real-time weather reports), sent me these images of Nelo at work hanging from an electric pole. Later on Nelo sent me a photo he took from this vantage point with his iPhone 4. Thanks to Norman Ávila we get the real-time weather reports in AntiguaDailyPhoto, GuatemalaDailyPhoto and XelaDailyPhoto.







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Listen to this Maximón…






I love black and white photography! Even though my photographic signature is actually rich, vibrant saturated colors, I really love what can …




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Maximón Lives!






A few months ago, I posted as part of the Theme Day some Maximón effigies made from wood, now holly wood really …




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Stop Pacaya, Stop!






I can easily hear a lot of Guatemalans asking just that: Stop Pacaya, Stop! For those who don’t know, Pacaya is the …




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I Am Fofo!






I am the Walrus… I am Fofo… I am the Walrus. Honest. Fofo is short in Guatemalan Spanish for Rodolfo, which is …