Posts Tagged ‘Doors’

Mayan Door

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

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Detail of a Mayan Church Door at San Benito Peten. I found this place by chance. I was looking for a vantage point to have a Panoramic View of the Town and asking locals, they guided me to this hill and there it was: A Mayan Church! The place seems abandoned -windows smashed, bad paint- but apparently; Mayan Priest -Sacerdotes Mayas- occasionally perform ceremonies there. If you want to avoid walking for kilometers and kilometers trying to find this place: Shhhh, you can ask me how to get there.

Tamales?

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Tamales?
According to El Periodico, during the Colonial Period, lanterns would be covered with ram’s skin painted red, to announce or signal that Tamales were for sale there. Now it is represented by a red plastic ball or cellophane. Today Thursday, I had forgotten, today is not Tamales day. Today are Paches, which is basically a Tamale, made out of potatoes instead of corn. Next time you see a Red Snow Ban light, remember those warm Tamales.