Posts Tagged ‘Volcán de Agua’

Reto de Las Cruces

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Reto de Las cruces
Today, January 8th, was the fourth edition of the Reto de Las Cruces. (more…)

Welcome to Guatemala

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Welcome to Guatemala by Rudy Girón

The first welcome you get as you fly into Guatemala is from our volcanoes. We have 37 of volcanoes, four of them are active, but if you´re flying into Guatemala City you’re most likely to be greeted by either Volcán de Agua, Volcán Pacaya (active), Volcán de Fuego (active) and Volcán Acatenango. In the picture above Pacaya volcano is missing. Anyway, welcome to our beautiful, mountainous and volcanic country.

Guatemala City’s Skyline at Night

Friday, May 6th, 2011

This is the welcoming vista you get when you arrive to Guatemala City, the largest and most modern city in Central America, coming from El Salvador. You have to stop at el mirador (viewpoint) on Carretera a El Salvador to enjoy the sunset and the volcano skyline, including the smoking Volcán de Fuego. Here’s a closer look at the volcanoes Agua (Water), Fuego (Fire) and Acatenango. From this perspective is easy to fall in love with the veiled beauty of Guatemala City.

photo by Oscar Velasquez

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

ReflejadoAbout Guest Contributor: Central American, music lover, content creator, photographer, art director, graphic & web designer, epicure in progress, living in Antigua Guatemala, C.A. and editor for AntiguaDailyPhoto.com, GuatemalaDailyPhoto.com & XelaDailyPhoto.com sites.