Posts Tagged ‘Cerrito del Carmen’

Cerrito del Carmen

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

El Santuario de Nuestra Señora del Carmen is the oldest church in the Guatemala City Valley. The Sanctuary was built on top of the Cerrito del Carmen hill after the Genevese penitent Juan Corz brought the religious image of theVirgen del Carmen from Spain and settled for years as a hermit in a cave the outskirts of the City.
After being burnt down and rebuilt around 1620 and have their Virgen del Carmen image stolen in 2001 and miraculously recovered in 2003, the Church will celebrate its 400 years in 2013. Make sure you pay a visit soon!

Photograph and text by: Alejandro Echeverría

Biblio Bus

Saturday, September 29th, 2012
“The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of the past centuries.” – Descartes
I remember reading for hours straight after school when I was a kid, and later in bed after dinner. Next day at school, I used my lunch break to run to the library and pick a new book. People bind with books in different ways and it’s without a doubt a deeply personal experience, but for me, every couple of pages open a new door from an unexplored perspective to help me understand the world around me.
The ‘Biblio Bus’ is a mobile library currently located at the ‘Cerrito del Carmen’, that seeks to create a safe environment for children to have access to reading material in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Guatemala City.
Photo and text by guest contributor: Alejandro Echeverría