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Saturday, May 28th, 2011

One of the first things you will notice when you are visiting Guatemala is the quantity of people that can be found in the streets with guns. Probably the same population doesn’t even notice things like this anymore.

The fact is that society ask for it. The people actually feels safe with armed officers, the more, the better.

Una de las primeras cosas que notará cuando esté de visita en Guatemala es la cantidad de personas que se puede encontrar en las calles con armas de fuego. Probablemente la misma población ya no se da cuenta.

El hecho es que la sociedad lo pide. La gente realmente se siente segura con oficiales armados, cuantos más, mejor.

On the other side of the screen

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

You know, we have some internal guidelines on the Daily Photo community in Guatemala, but the rules are made ​​to be broken, right?

There is something magical about sharing a daily photo, there is a story involved, genuine interest, and let me tell you, if you find it, you should not let it go so easily.

That reality does not escape what is happening in our daily photo community. You can see that spark and is now clearer than ever. Rudy and Luna in each of its cities are working every day to make that passion a reality, now I have witnessed that. And I’m sure the previous argument does not escape the other contributors.

Life is a journey, enjoy while you’re at it 😉

Do not forget to visit Xela and Antigua Daily Photo.


The Russian Capitalists Are Here

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Báltikas 3, 5, 6, 7 y 9 by Rudy Girón

Well, their Baltika beers are. And let me tell you, we Guatemalans like them very much. So far, there having been sightings in Guatemala City, Antigua Guatemala and Petén. I don’t doubt it that you can find Baltikas in Xela as well.

Where else can you find Baltika beers in Guatemala? If you have had Baltika beers, please, come forward. 😉

I wish you were here

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

I wish you were sitting here by Rudy Girón

Starting on May 1, GuatemalaDailyPhoto will widen its scope to include quotidian vistas from different cities from Guatemala and from different contributors. We want GuatemalaDailyPhoto to be a polyphonic community like a diamond, hard, solid and beautiful with many different facets of the Guatemalan life. Also, GuatemalaDailyPhoto will bend the rules a little by allowing more than one daily post as long as it is not from the same contributors. In other words, in one day you may see daily posts from Flores, Peten, from Guatemala City, Guatemala, from La Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, from Monterrico, Santa Rosa, et cetera.

Guatemala is divided into 22 departments (departamentos) and sub-divided into about 332 municipalities (municipios). Guatemala is heavily centralized. Transportation, communications, business, politics, and the most relevant urban activity takes place in Guatemala City. Guatemala City has about 2 million inhabitants within the city limits and more than 5 million within in the urban area. This is a significant percentage of the population (14 million, source: Wikipedia). We will try to bring you everyday life images from all 22 departments. Stay tune and watch the Categories list on the sidebar.

The picture above was taken from Cerro de La Cruz (the hill of the cross), a hill overviewing the most beautiful city in Central America: La Antigua Guatemala, of course. The truth is this hill is NOT in reality Cerro de La Cruz; it is Cerro de Santiago (Saint James hill). In colonial times, in Spanish American cities and their surroundings followed a strict pattern, God and the its church were always on the east side. That’s why the churches and cathedrals on the main plazas were always located on the east side. The real Cerro de La Cruz is therefore located on the east side, it could either be the hill behind Ermita de La Santa Cruz or Santo Domingo del Cerro hill; both located on the east side of town. Of course, truth and reality are two different things; we only need to take a long look at history for confirmation.

Without further ado, welcome and welcome back to the new and improved GuatemalaDailyPhoto!

text and photo by Rudy Girón

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