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Ciudad Vieja’s New Square

Over two years ago, I shared with you the new look of the square right across from the temple of Ciudad Vieja. …

The Bride from Ciudad Vieja

The Bride from Ciudad Vieja

Not too long ago I came across this bride as she was getting ready to enter the temple of Ciudad Vieja. The …

Devilish woman from Ciudad Vieja

This devilish woman from Ciudad Vieja had just finish her participation in the dance-drama called “Danza de la legión de los 24 …

Visiting Ciudad Vieja

As soon as you step outside downtown Antigua Guatemala, you can find the REAL Guatemala. A quick visit to Ciudad Vieja, about …

Hills Around Ciudad Vieja

This patchwork can be seen on the hills around Ciudad Vieja and I was asked to photograph it for nostalgia reason by …

Real Guatemala: El campesino

The land belongs to those that work it with their own hands. —Emiliano Zapata La tierra es de quien la trabaja con …

Real Guatemala: Los albañiles

Of course, we can not leave out the albañiles, construction workers, from a series about the Real Guatemala. I don’t know if …

Real Guatemala: Los mandados

Each morning the streets are filled with people of all ages going or coming from doing errands, as simple as buying fresh …

Real Guatemala: El Zapatero

Here’s a Guatemalan idiom for your ever-increasing Spanish vocabulary: “zapatero, a tus zapatos” Ne sutor ultra crepidam — “Let the shoemaker venture …

Clock Tower in Ciudad Vieja

I honestly wonder if any of the public clocks in Guatemala actually work. The clock tower in Ciudad Vieja for instance has …