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Antigüeños Contra la Delincuencia by Leonel -Nelo- Mijangos

Antigüeños contra la delincuencia






Los antigüeños ya estamos cansados de tantos hechos delictivos que están pasando en nuestra amada ciudad mientras tanto las autoridades no se …




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.







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






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






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




The Holy Week Photographers by Leonel -Nelo- Mijangos

The Holy Week Photographers






Okay, the 365-day wait is over. The world-famous Holy Week in La Antigua Guatemala is here. Get your cameras ready and join …




Antigua Lent Processions: Santa Ana






We continue our series Antigua Lent Processions thanks to the wonderful imagery of our friend and collaborator Leonel [Nelo] Mijangos who has …