Posts Tagged ‘mall’

Playing Chess at the Mall

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

I was pleasantly surprised of finding out that something else actually could be done in this commercial boxes. Several groups of people gather at the end of the day at this mall located at Vista Hermosa Boulevard just to play chess. And It gets better, in the same area of the chess players, there’s a pianist playing a few tunes. Which makes all the scene even more enjoyable.

Guatemalan Malls Keep Popping Up

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Guatemalan Malls Keep Popping Up by Rudy Girón

On Sunday there was article published on the New York Times entitled How About Gardening or Golfing at the Mall? which basically covered the rise and fall of the shopping mall all across the United States.

Here are some interesting trivia from the article:

  • A new enclosed mall has not opened in the United States since 2006…
  • The vacancy rate at shopping centers and strip malls was 11 percent in the last quarter of 2011, the highest level since 1991…
  • Schools, medical clinics, call centers, government offices and even churches are now standard tenants in malls…

It seems that current mall decline affecting the U.S. has not affected Guatemala City where mols, malls, are popping everywhere. However, malls in Guatemala have always been more diverse, where there are clinics, schools, call centers, banks, beyond the typical retail venues. Nowadays, centro comerciales are also full of children play areas, in many case providing artificial and safe parks.

Waiting at the Mall

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

If you have to wait for anything, especially bank transactions, it’s better if you wait with a friend and catch up with the latest news. That was the case of these two women who were waiting for third one who was inside the bank doing some transactions. They seemed to be worry free while the laugh and chit chatted for a little while. The photo was taken inside the Eskala commercial center in Mixco.

Red Triumph At the Mall

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Red Triumph by Rudy Girón

Apperently Triumphs automobiles are very popular in Guatemala. It was only yesterday that Hugo published a white Triumph and today I follow up with a red Triumph found the Eskala mall in a mini show of classic cars.

Which do you prefer, the red one or the white Triumph?

Aparentemente los autos Triumph son muy populares en Guatemala. Apenas ayer Hugo nos mostraba un Triumph blanco y hoy le sigo con un Triumph rojo que encontré en el centro comercial Eskala en un mini show de autos clásicos.

¿Cuál prefieres el Triumph blanco o el rojo?

When Day is Done

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Not being a big fan of malls, the chances of finding something nice is reduced but it is always refreshing some light in such a dark system at the end of the day. This guitar player was performing music in Plaza Fontabella 4 avenida 12 calle, Zona 10 in Guatemala City.

He didn’t play the song that originated the title although I recognized some Spanish tunes, but the song seems appropriate don’t you think so?