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San Pedro Las Huertas Town Fair






The Antigua Guatemala villages of San Pedro Las Huertas, San Juan del Obispo and San Pedro El Panorama are having the patron-saint …




Catholic Churches






Catholic churches were usually built around the main plaza of each town, normally taken the east quadrant of the plazas. There are …




Every day we die a little






I never realized how much people die every day until I lived in a town where almost each death is announced by …




Theme Day: Red






The making of sawdust carpets, alfombras de aserrín, with its vivid colors and eye-catching patterns are among the most prominent elements of …




Contrast: Orange and Blue






Okay guys, today’s game is very simple: find as many kinds of contrasts as you can in this image of the San …




Guatemalan Water Wells Wet Wealth






First, Blame the trabalenguas, tongue twister, title on emromesco, who said that water will be the oil of the 21st century. Second, …




Holy Week Processional Carpets






Some people have traveled the world over just to be present for the world-famous Holy Week in La Antigua Guatemala. Some people …




Small Procession in San Pedro Las Huertas






Processions are majestic, huge and long in La Antigua Guatemala. You can browse the Processions category to get an idea of the size of the processions in La Antigua Guatemala. There are smaller and more humble processions in the villages and small communities surrounding La Antigua Guatemala. This year, I will try to focus more in the Holy Week celebrations and processions in the villages where you can still observe the fervor, regardless of the size, for all these Catholic rituals. The photo above was taken in the village of San Pedro Las Huertas, while the procession made a pit stop or parada as they are known in Spanish. Well, I think that is the name, maybe somebody more knowledgeable in Catholic rituals can provide the actual name for the stops the processions make every so often at specific spots.







Styles Barbershop






For some unknown reason, many Guatemalans opt for misspelled Spanish bastardizations of English words to name their businesses. For instance, the image above has the name Stilos (Estilos is the proper Spanish spelling) as a way to relate to Styles the English word for this barbershop (peluqueria in Spanish).