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Dare Devil Rivisited






Sometimes it feels as nothing ever changes in La Antigua Guatemala. Other times, it feels as if the colonial city is rushing …




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Colonial-style Lamps Up Close






I wonder what’s the fascination with faroles, lamps, that we have here in AntiguaDailyPhoto, I mean, come on there are 24 pages …




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Red Wall Lit






We finish our little mini night photography tour with this simple image of a red wall and sign illuminated by a lamp. …




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Ugly Wires on Calle del Arco






I am with MO with regards to how electric wires become visual pollution, especially in colonial Antigua Guatemala. However, I have tried …




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Classic Lamps






Guess, just a simple guess… Do you recall the place on the images? If so, what were you doing there? text and …




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Antigua-styled Lamp






Not much to say about this simple image, except I really like the light peeking through. Also, I like the play between …




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Changing a light bulb






How many people are required to change a light bulb? a whole crew and a truck with basket if the light bulb …




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Farol or farolito






Details, details, details. There are so many different street lamps or faroles, as they are known in Spanish, in La Antigua Guatemala …




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Antigua’s Lamp Shadow






Details, details, details. I also believe that, some times, details are like opportunities: you blink and they are gone. So you always …




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Santo Restaurante Lounge Sign






I said it before, but I repeat it now: I could go on forever photographing the never-ending supply of signs around Antigua. …




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Antigüeño Shadows






I know I have a problem… what can I say, I like to photograph shadows. Shadow Casting Lamp and Before Sunset in …




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La Peña de Sol Latino Sign






Sol Latino is a band that plays mostly Andean and Latin American music. For a long time Sol Latino wonder around the different venues and bar/restaurant circuit in La Antigua Guatemala. Eventually, they managed to get an investor to open up a restaurant-bar so they could have their own stage where to play every night. La Peña de Sol Latino became their home base; thus, they needed to wonder no more.







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Corner Detail of Spanish-tile Roof and Street Lamp






I will let you in a little secret: I was caught taking the photo of the watchers (the guard and the photographer) so I pretended I was not taking their photo, but rather they were actual visual noise on my attempt to capture the street lamp, the stop sign and the roof detail. It worked, they continued their voyeuristic activities and so did I. Boy oh boy, the things I do for you guys!







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Alto, Watch Me






Have I told you about my sign fetish… I don’t know if a cure exist for this sing disorder, but for sure La Antigua Guatemala signs do not help; there are SO MANY of them.

Do you know the etymology of fetish? If not you can find in this site… go happy h







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Before Sunset in La Antigua Guatemala






The quality of the sunset light during the winter months in La Antigua Guatemala is the best of the year. Almost anything you photograph has this warm feel. If you are in Antigua now, click away like crazy. Even a simple shadow can be warmth, don’t you think so?







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Joyerí­a del Ángel Corner in La Antigua Guatemala






Obviously what they sell there has not influenced my appreciation for this wonderful light-blue, celeste in Guatemalan Spanish, corner. I simply liked the light hitting the building and the tourist walking by that afternoon. Also, I like the geometry of the white stripes, the Joyerí­a del Ángel sign and the lamp. You will have to excuse the white sky in many of the photos taken during the rainy season; not much I can do.







VII Summit of First Ladies of Central America, Panama and Dominican Republic






Basically, the first ladies want to promote strategies in favor of the women of the region. If you ask me, this sounds to generic and broad to be taken seriously as a plan to better the situation of women in Central America. They could’ve taken a look at my entry of Guatemalan Women & Killer’s Paradise for two concrete campaigns for their agenda: The elimination of violence against women and solid plans to end the femicides and to bring the killers to justice. But then again, this would not be a suitable agenda to discuss for some fine first ladies while drinking the best coffee of world while staying at the only five stars hotel in La Antigua Guatemala, right?







Antigua’s street lighting






A detail shot of Antigua’s street lighting. For sure, function and beauty do not have fight each other. Here you can see …