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Antigua Photo Walks Received the Travelers’ Choice Award: Best of the Best 2021

Last month, TripAdvisor & Viator notified me that my photographic experiences were a Travelers’ Choice Award winner! Best of the Best 2021 Top 1% of the Things to Do in the World for the Antigua Photo Walks I lead around town and in the rest of the Guatemala. I have also received the Certificate of Excellence for 2016, 2017, 2018, & 2019… TAP to see the full size photo and award.

PHOTO STOCK: Happy Bicentennial of Guatemala's Independence

Happy Bicentennial of Guatemala’s Independence

Today Guatemala and the other Central American countries commemorate the bicentennial of the independence. As part of the no-crowds celebrations, the Banco de Guatemala put in circulation a Commemorative Bicentennial Twenty Quetzals bill… TAP to see the full size photos of the new Q20 bill and to read the complete post.

PHOTO STOCK: Guatemalan Flags Ambulant Vendors

Guatemalan Flags Vendors

As I mentioned yesterday, on September 15th, Guatemala and the other Central American countrieswill be celebrating the 200th anniversary of Independence. Sadly, because of the pandemic, most massive events will not be allowed. So, Guatemalans are mostly observing the Bicentennial with flags, firecracker bombs and on the streets photo exhibitions… TAP to see the full size photo and post.

PHOTO STOCK: Guatemalan Flag at Real Palacio de La Cultura by RUDY GIRON

Let’s Begin the Bicentennial Celebrations

This week Guatemala and the other countries in Central America will be celebrating their 200th anniversary of Independence. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, most massive events will not be allowed. So, Guatemalans are mostly observing the special date with flags, firecracker bombs and fireworks… TAP to see the full size photo and post.

PHOTO STOCK: Fisheye Vista of Iglesia de La Merced by RUDY GIRON

Fisheye Vista of Iglesia de La Merced

Today I am happy to share with you the dramatic fisheye vista of the inside of Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de La Merced, or simply known as La Merced church… TAP to see the full size photograph and post.

PHOTO STOCK: Fisheye Vista of Parroquia Escuela de Cristo

Fisheye Vista of Parroquia Escuela de Cristo

We continue the Fisheye vista series with the inside view of Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, better known simply as Escuela de Cristo.

I really like how the entire parish is framed by this huge arch located right at the entrance. Also, I really like how the checked floor tiles bring you in… TAP to see the full size photograph and post.

Fisheye Inside the Ruins of Iglesia de Las Capuchinas BY RUDY GIRON

Fisheye Inside the Ruins of Iglesia de Las Capuchinas

Even though I have shared with you before a fisheye vista of The Circular Ruins of Las Capuchinas, I thought you may also enjoy this fisheye view of the central nave of the ruins of this parish when it was used for events. Of course this was before the pandemic. It’s funny how many things we miss from before the pandemic, how about you, what do you miss?

Fisheye View of the Corridors of Compañía de Jesús by RUDY GIRON

Fisheye View of the Corridors of Compañía de Jesús

I can’t believe in all these years I have not shared with you a fisheye view of all the Former College of the Jesuit Society, Antiguo Colegio de La Compañía de Jesús as we call it in Spanish… TAP to see the full size photo and post!

Macondo is in Antigua Guatemala

Macondo is in Antigua Guatemala

If you don’t know what Macondo is, follow the white rabbit into the rabbit hole of magic realism… TAP to see the full size photo and post.

Swimming Pools in Antigua Guatemala

Swimming Pools in Antigua Guatemala

Here’s your illustrated Guatemalan Spanish word of the day: Piscina for swimming pool. Swimming pools are perfect for this heatwave we had …

Giant Sunflowers from Antigua Guatemala by RUDY GIRON

Sunflower Fields Forever

Here’s your illustrated Spanish word of the day: Girasol for sunflower. In the Land of the Eternal Spring we are fortunate to …