Archive for April 19th, 2012

Ciudad Vieja Church

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Ciudad Vieja Church or Inmaculada Concepción Church was built right after the  Old Guatemala City moved to Ermita Village in 1777 and it was inaugurated on April 5, 1792!! After reading Ken Follet’s book “The Pillars of the Earth” I have to say it takes my attention to discover how interesting architecture symbols can be merged with faith. For example how archs can be seen as tunnels that lead to the light of faith.

Although this church might not be seen as astonishing as an European Cathedral it has survived earthquakes and it has its history. The park  right in front of the church is a place where people can rest from a stresful day of work and get some fresh air.

I also found interesting to see a fruit cart, a cultural fact: People get hungry after mass.

How are the churchs architecture in your town?

Chichicastenango Market, Guatemala

Thursday, April 19th, 2012
Chichicastenango Market, Guatemala by szeke
Chichicastenango Market, Guatemala, a photo by szeke on Flickr.

The market in Chichicastenango, Guatemala is quite an event. Lots of crafts, lots of people, lots of tourists, and you’ll get pushed around if you obstruct the flow.

If you still had any doubts about how colorful Guatemala can be, with this photograph you should be 100% convinced.