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Painting La Antigua Guatemala

Gotcha! Yet the title is correct, the technique it’s different than yesterday’s photo though. Honest, I have never liked this kind of …

Holy Week Elements: The Churches

Churches serve as terminals from which processions depart or arrive. Churches also serve as home-base for all the brotherhoods of cucuruchos and sisterhoods. Churches also put their best face for the Holy Week and many get a paint job and/or restoration works in the weeks prior to Semana Santa.

With this photo we wave goodbye to Semana Santa and to Holy Week’s processions. I was told the last procession, the Resurrection (Resurección) procession comes out on Easter Sunday (today) a 6 a.m. and its back in the church by 10 in the morning.

PHOTO STOCK: Antigua Guatemala Wall Textures

Antigua Guatemala Wall Textures

This house is the newest textured wall found in Antigua Guatemala. As I have said before, because the high levels of humidity …

Color Palette: Blue

It’s been a while since I updated the color palette category and since there are so many house now with new paint …

Roof repairs before the rains

During the dry season Antigua Guatemala goes through a lot repairs and paint jobs. In my opinion, the paint jobs are to …

Guatemalan Chicken Bus Kitsch by Rudy Girón

Guatemalan Chicken Bus Kitsch

I am truly convinced that Guatemalans can not do anything in a mild, neutral, gray manner. Guatemala is a country of extremes …

Guatemalan Ceramic Owls

The traditional ceramic owls in La Antigua Guatemala are yellow, orange and brown as I have show you before, but more recently …

Repairing The Spanish-tile Roofs

People repairing streets, façades and roofs are also very common during Cuaresma [Lent]. Everyone wants La Antigua Guatemala to look its best …

New Closing Time City Ordinances

There is new seismic activity in La Antigua Guatemala’s grapevine. For a while now, I’ve been hearing rumors about new closing times …

Follow Up to Façade Facelift

Since I showed you, just the other day, how the façade of house from La Antigua Guatemala was being repaired and painted …

Cathedral’s New Look

Well, it looks like 2009 will be the year of the new paint jobs on all the major churches around Antigua Guatemala …

Jocotenango’s Cathedral

Those darn electrical wires! There they are again… getting in the way. ¡Son tan metiches! —MO I agree, but what can I …