Archive for April, 2013

Afternoon by the Lake

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Lake Amatitlan
Lake Amatitlán, Amatitlán, Guatemala.

Mayan Temple, City of Yaxha

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Mayan Temple, City of Yaxha.

One condition: You have to play the song while reading the post.

This conversation took place one night at a hotel on the road to the Mayan City of Tikal, the day after we had gone to the City of Yaxha.

I was talking to my tourist guide, a very well known Artist, in Guatemala. He tells me; him and his sister -who is a respected cinematographer- went at night to the Mayan City of Yaxha. His sister had a project: They were using infrared cameras to film the ruins at night. It was an usual night. They went to the City and Film the temples. A few days later they were editing the tapes and they both were shocked! They see a big light hovering on top of one of the temples they had filmed. The light is only seen on the Infrared Spectrum. “We did not see anything the night we were filming” my guide tells me with a exclamatory voice.

A few days later, I stopped at a local souvenir shop next to the pavement. The person attending the shop was a local fisherman. We had a bit long conversation: He was telling me about the fish they catch. He tells me it is best to go fishing when its raining. He tells me: but I don’t like fishing at night when raining because the mountain range behind the lake rumbles very loud. “And some times WE see a light coming out of the mountain and diving into the lake.” He tells me.

The Typical Colors of Guatemala City’s Skyline

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Rudy Giron: &emdash;

Here’s an interesting vista of the typical colors of the buildings in Guatemala City as seen through polarized glass. This is photograph was taken from the 11th floor of a building on Zone 10 looking south, parallel to the Aurora International airport. This floor is the call center of one of the banks in Guatemala City. Next week I will share with you a view from the inside of the cubicle world of Guatemala City. Stay tuned!

Street Performers

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Street Performers
Another very talented Street Performer I found on the Streets of San Lucas, Sacatepequez, Guatemala. Gabriel performs on the streets to try to make an honest living.

Le Tour

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Le Tour
Vuelta Ciclistica a Guatemala.
Despite its difficulties, there is a small number of people who practice Cycling. I’ve done routes where you can reach 45mph on perfect pavement, and I’ve encountered Steep Hills that have proven too much for me -yet-. And as you can see, there is a large Cycling event every year. I was lucky enough to be walking on the road where Le Tour happen to pass today.

Street Art: Graffiti

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Street Art: Graffiti Mayan Woman
This is a Street Paint of a Mayan Woman. I found this one on a wall on Sexta Avenida (Sixth Avenue) of Zona 1.

Street Art: Graffiti

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Street Art: Graffiti Bull
I had seen this Graffiti several times while riding the T -Transmetro- and I rode my bike this occasion and took my time to photograph it finally.

Street Art: Graffiti

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Street Art: Graffiti
Another example of Street Art found in Guatemala City. If you live or have lived in Guatemala, I’m sure you have driven pass this one.

Street Art: Graffiti

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Art: Graffiti: Bob
I am starting a series on Street Art: Graffiti, for the most part, and I will be adding to this series more and more as soon as I get material, which is abundant in Guatemala. During my not so long staying in Guatemala, I have found some Graffiti and Street Paints exquisite in theme, style and detail. I hope you enjoy them. Lets start with Robert Nesta “Bob Marley”.

Lake Amatitlan

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Lake Amatitlan
“Si ensucias vuestro lecho cualquier noche moriréis sofocados por vuestros propios excrementos.”
“Continue to contaminate your bed, and you will one night suffocate in your own waste.”

Be glad we lack the technology for transmitting smells!

San Martin Jilotepeque

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Mural Mural at San Martin Jilotepeque. San Martin Jilotepeque, a town with a rich history.

Ceramics At San Antonio Palopo

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Found this fellas lined up on the floor when I went for a tour around San Antonio Palopo, Solola. I had to bring one of them home and now he lives on my desk.