AntiguaDailyPhoto’s Top 12 of 2010

AntiguaDailyPhoto's Top 12 of 2010 by Rudy Girón

12. Colorful Guatemalan Balls, 11. Cathedral Spot Lights Zooming, 10. Sunday Mornings Begin with Coffee and Online Newspapers, 09. The Ages of Coffee, 08. Vive tu vida y deja vivir, 07. Antigua’s Bright Red, 06. Antigua Fragments, 05. Typical Guatemalan Breakfast, 04. A Colonial Church Within My Fingers, 03. The Cucurucho and The Photographer, 02. Moon lit cupolas, 01. Colorful Guatemala Revisited

As I have mentioned before, any “top list” is bound to be subjective and there can be as many top lists as there are people to make them. So with this in mind, I present you: my Top 12 Photos of 2010. I just selected a photo for each month of 2010 and that’s how I arrived at these 12 photos.

I am certain YOU also have a list favorite of photos or entries for 2010. Please, share with us which photos or entries were your top 12 and let us know what was your criteria to arrive at your Top 12 Entries of AntiguaDailyPhoto. Thanks for sharing your top 12 with us.

New Year’s Eve Celebrations in La Antigua Guatemala:
There are many things that make New Year’s Eve similar yet different than Noche Buena. Christmas Eve is celebrated with the family at home or at your parents’ home; New Year’s Eve can be celebrated anywhere: a discotheque, a park, the beach or La Calle del Arco and Parque Central will be the popular venues in La Antigua Guatemala tonight. New Year’s Eve is less religious than Christmas’ Eve and there are many more parties to go to.

There is a particular song which is played at every single party and danced to… El Año Viejo. There’s a fragment of the song below to get you started singing. Further down, I leave you the most famous version of El Año Viejo by Tony Camargo. This song is quite possibly the most-often-played track throughout Latin America on New Year’s Eve.

My best wishes to everyone and please have the happiest New Year Celebration Ever!

Yo no olvido al año viejo (I don’t forget the old year)
Porque me ha dejado cosas muy buenas: (Because it left behind good things for me:)
Me dejó una chiva, (It left me a goat,)
Una burra negra, (a black donkey)
Una yegua blanca (a white female horse)
Y una buena suegra… (And a good mother-in-law…)

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