Archive for October, 2011

Traditional Candy Sale

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Dulces Típicos typical candies are becoming less easy to obtain in Guatemala City, you have to turn to markets and only the most traditional of them. In other departments is not so difficult.

Sushi Sign in Guatemala City

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

In zona 10, a sushi bar is advertised with a neon light. In Antigua Guatemala neon signs are prohibited.

Plaza Eucaristía

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

You already know this placePlaza Eucaristía; named since 1951, year in which was founded the avenue.  No wonder the main attraction of the square has religious motives, but today, young people have given a different use to the place a bit more uplifting.

The Violence of Public Entertainment

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Belonging to a group of people who choose to surround the image of an armed military doing a demonstration, should be easy, without critical thinking;  you don’t need to have read a lot, doesn’t matter anyway, who needs to know his past?  that’s trivial!

Messages of violence and division are constantly in Guatemala City, seems ridiculous to me and a display of ignorance at its best.  This is almost as serious and sad like being surrounded by war cannons.

Anyone want to see another show?

National Artist Day

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

National Artist Day commemorated on October 27, the day has its origins in 1951 due to a plane crash in Petén, several artists, among whom were the musicians of the orchestra of Solomon Argueta, the pianist Mario Lara, Francisco Paco Pérez and several singers and broadcasters, as well as whole crew of the aircraft.

In Guatemala Daily Photo, we have a brief collection of artists, do not forget to review and learn more about what’s being done today about art in Guatemala City.

In the photograph, Esvin López, actor, broadcaster and director of Bufón Art Company, an association of professional theater and performing arts academy; and Paso de Artistas sign in zona 1 of Guatemala City.

New Installations for the Fire Department

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

The municipal fire department in Guatemala City, over fifty years of existence,  now has new and improved facilities, the change carries several months and many stations in several areas of the city, already have these improvements.

The emergency number, which you can call if you ever need assistance from the Municipal Fire Department (Cuerpo de Bomberos Municipales – CBM) is 123.

A Papal Visit

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Since Guatemala is a predominantly Catholic country, it is not surprising that these references appear everywhere. The visit of Pope John Paul II to Guatemala several years ago was recorded in the next plaque, the place where he stayed during his stay in our country.

In a very quiet block, strange to say this for zone 9, the place has a luxury unknown to the population of the city.  Ironically, before taking these pictures three young men came to me and the smell of marihuana made ​​me think that probably, things are different from years ago.

Benito Juárez Monument

Monday, October 24th, 2011

This monument on Reforma Avenue is one of my favorites (Particularly the view you see in the picture.) and has over 100 years of being in this place.

Benito Juárez lived through one of the most important times in Mexico, considered by many historians as the consolidation of the nation as a Republic. Juárez was a turning point in national history, being the protagonist of the first level of this era. His biography in the years he held the presidency is almost entirely the story of Mexico.

Benito Juarez is famous for his phrase “Entre los individuos, como entre las naciones, el respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz

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Girls on Stage: Miss Lilith

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

If you are in Guatemala don’t miss this rock band integrated only by girls: Miss Lilith.  At times, play a fast and heavier rock; personally, that’s the part I enjoy the most.

They’ve got some time on the national musical scene, you can hear them at night in the most known and not so well-known places of the city.  A lot of energy on stage, you can follow the band on facebook.

On this occasion, I only got a backlight of the guitar player, stay tuned for more photos and hopefully some video.

En Incubador: A Place for Art

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

A really fabulous and accessible place in the center of Guatemala City for art exhibition: El Incubador, at 5th Avenue and 11 Street in Zone 1.  There are many new spaces similar to the one you see in the picture in the surroundings.  At that time, the work of the Guatemalan photographer Andres Asturias was the attraction.

Whenever There Are People There Will Be Revolution

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Is the message that says to enter the portal del comercio from the 6th Avenue.  The plaque placed in honor of Oliverio Castañeda de León, a member of the association of university students killed in this same place on October 20, 1978,  he was a committed student of economics and fought for human rights.   The murder happened after Oliverio finishes his speech denouncing human rights violations, the speech ends with the sentence that began this publication.

Calzada Revolución

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

The Revolution of October 20, 1944 was a civic-military movement occurred in Guatemala, led by the military, students and workers, which overthrew the military government of General Federico Ponce Valdes, led to the first free elections in the country, and inaugurated a period of ten years to modernize the State the benefit of the majority of working class. Subsequent historiography has called this period as the “Ten Years of Spring” or the “Golden Age” of Guatemala, and now on October 20 a national holiday, commemorated as the “Day of Revolution 1944.”

About the Revolution, we have a road and a monument in Mixco, which also goes unnoticed in the middle of traffic chaos.

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