I´ve come across Maestro Soto multiple times, and I always love his designs and smooth lines. (more…)
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A new photo exhibit is underway at La Casa Centro Cultural on Zone 1 Guatemala City.
Seguridad/Visualidad is a small exhibit inaugurated today at La Casa Centro Cultural, Downtown Guatemala City. It was first intended to be a photographic exhibit but some contemporary pieces of art were later added to the final arrangement. (more…)
The Preclassic Mayan Civilization, spanning for 2,750 years, from 2,500 B.C. to 250 AD. (more…)
You can find beautiful forms of art at the most unexpected places.
This image is at an outer wall of a house in the suburbs of Guatemala City.
Today I went to run some errands and on my way back, staring through the metro’s window at one of the stations I see this big sign saying “Free Entrance”, and of course I had to quickly get out of the metro and check out this numismatic museum.
The museum is a bit small, you can walk the entire expo in less than 15 minutes, perfect for a quick stop. You’ll love that the expositions has the information in Spanish and English as well.
Too bad there were no photographs allowed inside. And no free samples: Damn Bastards! Oh, one of the displays is missing a 50 Quetzals bill, you know you are in Guatemala!
To get to the museum is very easy; its in front of the Banco de Guatemala stop of the metro system.
Oh, something I learnt at the museum; when the country became independent from the Spaniard Crown, we kept the existing governing structure, in fact the same personnel was running the institution. So much about independence….
Teatro Don Juan is conveniently located next to Palacio Nacional on Zone 1 of Guatemala City.
They have featured the comedy El día que Teco Temió for a little while and I always wanted to go see it.
The name of the comedy is a play of words roughly translated as The Day Teco feared, or as The Day Teco Pissed on You.
I have an acquaintance who is an actor who works for a small theater in Zone 1 and he tells me things are not great for them, most of the time there are only a handful of spectators in the audience, but this time, for this comedy the theater had fulled its capacity.
I highly recommend this play, but I must tell you that it will challenge your command of this Castilian language with all its Guatemalan variables.
Let me share a couple of images from San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Sacatepéquez, a very small and peaceful town no more than 10 minutes drive from La Antigua Guatemala. This is a municipality worth exploring. I myself ended up at a lagoon not known by many Guatemalans who live not a far drive from the area and surprisingly I was able to observe some bird species I thought only to be found on the few wild life sanctuaries of the country. And they have this free entry small Mayan Costumes museum very conveniently located next to the town’s plaza.