Posts Tagged ‘fuente’
Whoever came up with the idea of pairing the omnipresent bucaro fountain and a vertical garden is pure genius. Imagine a vertical garden everywhere in Antigua Guatemala where there’s a bucaro fountain. I don’t want to imagine it, I want to see it. By the way, this vertical garden is found inside the premises of La Estancia restaurant, right across from the Compañía de Jesús building complex.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. —Mahatma Ghandi
One can be in fashion or one can be in style. If given the choice, I rather be in style, but if I could I would also like to make a fashion statement. Let me explain. I remember I few year ago I posted a reference to an article in the New York Times which claimed that the latest fashion statement was to go around with a Latin American adopted chucho. I will share the post below.
Believe it or not, I read recently in an article in the New York Times (printed edition, so no link) that the latest fashion statement in the U.S. was to adopt Latin American street dogs, mutts, commonly known here as “chuchos”. Well, maybe this should be the type of Guatemalan adoptions that should make the headlines. There is an abundance of chuchos or street dogs available for adoption in La Antigua Guatemala and throughout Guatemala.
So if you want to be in fashion this upcoming season, head down to Guatemala for your own chucho. You can start at Animal Welfare Association Rescue/Education (www.animalaware.org) or at Asociación de Amigos de los Animales (www.amigosdelosanimales.org.gt) for details on how to adopt your own personal chucho friend. You will never regret this fashion tip!
The fountains are decorated with flower arrangements as part of the low profile celebrations for Antigua Guatemala’s 470th anniversary this March 10th. Because of the Lent processions and festivities, the celebration will consist of opera recital by ensemble from Juniata College from Pennsylvania on Saturday 9 at 7pm on the main square. Don’t miss it!
Las fuentes están adornadas con arreglos florales con motivo del 470 aniversario de la fundación de Antigua Guatemala en el Valle de Panchoy. Las celebraciones serán de bajo perfil por las procesiones y actividades cuaresmales del fin de semana, excepto por un concierto de opera por un ensamble de Juniata College que nos visita desde Pensilvania el sábado 9 a las 19 horas en el Parque Central. ¡No te lo pierdas!
Honestly, I can not think of the Guatemalan landscape without the omnipresent chucho; that’s what we call the mutt or street dog in Guatemala and in Mesoamerica in general.
Tell me, if you have visited Guatemala in the past, could you imagine the landscape without the mutts roaming the streets of every little town?
Can you guess where was this photograph taken?
The Plaza Mayor, main plaza, or Parque Central as we normally refer to main square in Antigua Guatemala is among the best places to spend some time during the Christmas season. The murmur of the fuente de las Sirenas, Mermaids fountain, provides the relaxing atmosphere to enjoy the company of family, friends and the total stranger. Often one can hear a marimba or classical music recital from the cathedral, the municipal building or the pedestrian area in front of Palacio de los Capitanes. Enjoy this simple black and white stamp from the season!