Archive for April 1st, 2011

The Eternal Spring

Friday, April 1st, 2011

In Central America we are fortunate to be very similar in a variety of positive aspects, such as the hospitality and kindness of the people. Also, the amount of resources available to us as a region is incredible; take for instance the inspiring creativity that is always consistently manifesting.

Guatemala is no exception (do not know where Guatemala is located? view in google maps) with a population of more than 13 million people, 40% youth and 60% indigenous; there is so much wealth and diversity to discover.

In the picture above, you can see the result of the idea that meant to capture in a relief map the Guatemalan territorial extension. This idea began in 1888 thanks to the intellectual engineer Francisco Vela. The completed work was inaugurated by the president of that time, Lic. Manuel Estrada Cabrera who placed the last stone in the relief map on october 29, 1905.

The map is located in the Hipódromo del Norte (the racetrack on north side of the city), on the northern edge, in what is currently zona 2 of Guatemala City and the value of the admission is only Q.25.00 for international visitors, that’s less than five Dollars, $3.50 to be exact and Q.5.00 for national citizens.

We want to share with you the enthusiasm, the spark that we feel when we share our colors, sounds and stories; the things that makes us feel alive… well, initially these feelings are shared by nearly 15 collaborators who have embarked in this great adventure.

Welcome to GuatemalaDailyPhoto!

Today is theme day for members of City Daily Photoblogs and this month the theme is Edges. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.