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Cucurucho Candles

You’d be amazed on everything that might be for sale on the streets of La Antigua Guatemala during Lent. This time while …

Ensamble Antiqua

The Santo Domingo del Cerro hosted a Baroque music concert on Palm Sunday, and well, after Nelo’s wonderful work on Processions, perhaps …

Leonel -Nelo- Miijangos hard at work by Norman Ávila

Nelo’s Vantage Point

Norman Ávila, the brains and enthusiastic person behind ClimaYa (Guatemala’s real-time weather reports), sent me these images of Nelo at work hanging from an electric pole. Later on Nelo sent me a photo he took from this vantage point with his iPhone 4. Thanks to Norman Ávila we get the real-time weather reports in AntiguaDailyPhoto, GuatemalaDailyPhoto and XelaDailyPhoto.

Antigua Holy Week Imagery by Leonel -Nelo- Mijangos

Antigua Holy Week Imagery

Do not underestimate the power of catholic imagery. You see, the world-famous Antigua Guatemala processions are about showing the devoted images as a reminder and representation of the crucifixion of Jesus.

Also, today all Stations of the Cross altars will be open and many if not all procession will pay a visit to El Calvario Church, which is located on the southern outskirts of La Antigua Guatemala. El Calvario or Calvary (Golgotha) is the name of the mount on the outskirts of Jerusalem where it’s believe Jesus Christ was crucified. This church with its three arches provides a symbolic representation of the crucifixion; with each arch representing each cross.

Antigua Holy Week Cucuruchos

Cucuruchos with their purple or violet cone-head rebes are another prominent element of Semana Santa in Antigua Guatemala. Purple is worn as …

Antigua Holy Week Floats

There’s nothing more impressive during the Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala than seen these massive floats, andas in Spanish, being carried by …

Antigua Holy Week Carpets by Leonel -Nelo- Mijangos

Antigua Holy Week Carpets

The processional carpets are among the most creative and colorful elements of the Holy Week in La Antigua Guatemala. As I’ve mentioned …

The Holy Week Photographers by Leonel -Nelo- Mijangos

The Holy Week Photographers

Okay, the 365-day wait is over. The world-famous Holy Week in La Antigua Guatemala is here. Get your cameras ready and join …

Antigua Lent Processions: Santa Ana

We continue our series Antigua Lent Processions thanks to the wonderful imagery of our friend and collaborator Leonel [Nelo] Mijangos who has …

Carreta 5 by Miguel De León Soto

Missing…

Guatemala is a country of Desaparecidos (disappeared) and La Antigua Guatemala is not an exception. These colorful and friendly street vendors and …

Flor de la Pasión

Having a satisfying coffee with a very delicious torreja at La Cocina del Obispo, this flower was just there sort of flirting. …

Doorlocks

Isn’t it just engaging to run into so many different doorlocks around La Antigua Guatemala? This one is found in one of …

A Fountain’s Top

Like many fountain’s around Antigua Guatemala, there is always something very soothing about them (oh, and the light was just beautiful), but …

Boots “R” Us

Boots, boots, boots… I bet you didn’t know that there is town near Antigua Guatemala where one can choose from a large …

Contrasts

Not the normal way you’d think about contrasts (politically speaking), but I just love it when you just try to challenge lighting …

On 01-01-11

At the beginning of the year La Antigua Guatemala was crowded; it was nice to see lots of people enjoying themselves, just …

Loading up 2011

On my way to La Bodegona to get some red wine for the new year celebrations of 2011, I noticed that the …

Acatenango Volcano Saga

It’s very enjoyable to look at how the condensation concentrates on vegetation on the volcanic slopes. Probably it would have been nicer …