Archive for April 9th, 2011

Skating at the avenue Simeón Cañas

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

On Avenida Simeón Cañas in zona 2 of the Guatemala City what will surely will call your attention is the radical change in architecture, there are no colonial elements found in zona 1.

At the beginning of last century for political reasons and convenience for the government of Manuel Estrada Cabrera the president of that time, decided to use this avenue for cultural and recreational events and so the area became popular at that time, the buildings were ostentatious and the area became an exclusive place.

Over 700 meters long is a pleasant place for walking and sporting activities in the surroundings. This day you could find this group of girls skating, the sport practiced demanded much effort because the ground was not at all friendly I think. It was really refreshing find a sports activity so different in the city.