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Guatemalan Independence Celebrations by Nelo Mijangos

Guatemalan Independence Celebrations






Torches, marathons and student marching bands parades are the main activities Guatemalans do for celebrating Independence Day. These activities usually begin manifesting …




Fire Department Equipment Demo (Photo by Darrin Brown)

Fire Department Equipment Demo






Los Bomberos Voluntarios (Voluntary Fire Deparment) were giving demonstration of equipment outside of the Capuchinas Ruins this weekend. It looks like the …




Antigua Holy Week Various Vistas by Leonel -Nelo- Mijangos

Antigua Holy Week Various Vistas






Sábado de Gloria is a quieter day with only small processions carried by women known as Las Dolorosas (The Grief or Suffering …




Antigua Holy Week Imagery by Leonel -Nelo- Mijangos

Antigua Holy Week Imagery






Do not underestimate the power of catholic imagery. You see, the world-famous Antigua Guatemala processions are about showing the devoted images as a reminder and representation of the crucifixion of Jesus.

Also, today all Stations of the Cross altars will be open and many if not all procession will pay a visit to El Calvario Church, which is located on the southern outskirts of La Antigua Guatemala. El Calvario or Calvary (Golgotha) is the name of the mount on the outskirts of Jerusalem where it’s believe Jesus Christ was crucified. This church with its three arches provides a symbolic representation of the crucifixion; with each arch representing each cross.







Antigua Holy Week Cucuruchos by Leonel -Nelo- Mijangos

Antigua Holy Week Cucuruchos






Cucuruchos with their purple or violet cone-head rebes are another prominent element of Semana Santa in Antigua Guatemala. Purple is worn as …




Antigua Holy Week Floats by Leonel -Nelo- Mijangos

Antigua Holy Week Floats






There’s nothing more impressive during the Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala than seen these massive floats, andas in Spanish, being carried by …




Carreta 5 by Miguel De León Soto

Missing…






Guatemala is a country of Desaparecidos (disappeared) and La Antigua Guatemala is not an exception. These colorful and friendly street vendors and …




Flor de la Pasión by Arturo Godoy

Flor de la Pasión






Having a satisfying coffee with a very delicious torreja at La Cocina del Obispo, this flower was just there sort of flirting. …




Doorlock by Arturo Godoy

Doorlocks






Isn’t it just engaging to run into so many different doorlocks around La Antigua Guatemala? This one is found in one of …




A Fountain's Top by Arturo Godoy

A Fountain’s Top






Like many fountain’s around Antigua Guatemala, there is always something very soothing about them (oh, and the light was just beautiful), but …




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Contrasts






Not the normal way you’d think about contrasts (politically speaking), but I just love it when you just try to challenge lighting …




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Chimneys






Scattered throughout the terra cotta rooftops of La Antigua, keen observers can spy the signature domed chimneys of the traditional Spanish colonial …




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A dance of fire and joy






Tuesday the 13th, a day of much superstition, was the day of the a fundraising event at JP’s Rumbar for the non-government …




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Green Gleen at Panza Verde






Photographing green is an obsession for me. There is something about the way green looks when it’s captured by camera. I will …




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Where is this Sign?






Okay, so I’m going to need some help with this one. I know Rudy has an abundant sign collection and I thought …