Corozo palms on sale at the Antigua market

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Corozo palms on sale at the Antigua market

Copal incense and corozo palms provide the main aromas of Lent and Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala. Corozo palms are sold in the Antigua Guatemala municipal mercado during and around Lent season. As I have said before, Lent and Holy Week in La Antigua Guatemala carry their own set of scents, flavors and colors. I can share with you still photos, slide shows, video clips and sounds. However, I still can not bring you the smells.

As I have pointed out in the past, the incredible power of the sense of smell can detonate nostalgic memories… if only the aromas could be captured as Patrick Süskind suggested in his masterpiece Das Parfum (Perfume). How could one go about imprisoning the mixture of the aromas of copal incense, corozo palms, fireworks, pine needles, moisten saw dust, fresh tropical fruits, palm flower arrangements and sweat into a digital format readily available to download onto your own computer?

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Holy Week Elements: Corozo for Palm Sunday

Holy Week Elements Antigua Photo Walks: During Lent and the Holy Week I will be hosting special photo walks themed around the elements of the Holy Week. I still have some dates available, so hurry and book your private photo walk now before it is too late. I promise you a very special and information-packed photo walk with hundreds of photo opportunities. To get a sense of the things we will photograph, take a photo tour through the Holy Week Elements.

Antigua Photo Walks: Holy Week Elements  with Rudy Giron

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