Guatemala City: Palacio Nacional

Today I spent the day in Guatemala City, Zone 1 to be more precise.

There was so much to see. I’ll have to break it up into three different publications. Today I’ll show you the Palacio Nacional or National Palace and a beautiful shot of the Catedral Primada Metropolitana de Santiago, Guatemala’s City main Cathedral.

The things that most caught my attention today were: The Clash, a mural depicting a battle of the Kaqchikel people against the Conquistadors. And there was a Russian Photo Exhibit and they had photographs of Yuri Knorozov. He is one of the most important people in the quest of deciphering Mayan Hieroglyphic Writing.  PBS has a great documentary featuring Yuri Knorozov.

There is a story that encompasses a lot of what Guatemalan Society is: There is a monument called: Flama de la Paz -Flame of Peace-. It symbolizes the peace, achieved with the signing of the Peace Accords in 1996. The Flame was to remain burning indefinitely. In 2004 the gas tank was stolen and since; no one has thought of connecting a new one and turning the flame on. Brilliant!

Tomorrow: Guatemala City: Walking the Streets.

Stay tuned.
Catedral Primada Metropolitana de Santiago

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  • Guatkids

    Wow! Great pictures. This is why I check here everyday. To remind me of the time I have spent in Guatemala. Can’t wait to see the next few days.

  • Elí Orozco

    Thanks Guatkids, we tried, and there is a lot to photograph here in Guatemala. Regards.