Posts Tagged ‘zona 13’
Finally another musician on stage who entertains and has a message to tell. Ishto Juevez is a great character, you’ll spend a great time, guaranteed. The past weekend he was at a music festival that took place at the zoo, located in zona 13 of Guatemala City.
You can see less and less these vendors on the streets of Guatemala City. A few years ago, were common vehicles that sold ice cream they had a music that could easily identifying them, now you do not hear that very often. There are still some street vendors that do not sell ice cream of known brands, are more natural and only cost Q1.00. Most of them already sell more expensive stuff that you can get anywhere else.
We like ice cream at the Daily Photo Community of Guatemala, and since Luna shared a picture of Sarita ice cream, I had to share one of my favorites, this time, the ice cream shop Pops (you can find several of these in town) The taste, guanaba. More about this fruit in a few days; now you know, highly recommended
You already know this place: Plaza Eucaristía; named since 1951, year in which was founded the avenue. No wonder the main attraction of the square has religious motives, but today, young people have given a different use to the place a bit more uplifting.
My theory about street food in Guatemala City is that it’s so important (mainly becouse is cheap) that you can’t afford to ignore the fact that is crucial for our society. I would say that thousands of people including office workers, executives and entire families eat on daily basis on this kind of places. There’s a whole economy moving around of it.
Shucos (hot dogs) are a must if you are visiting Guatemala. The ones in the picture are located in zona 13, also known as Los Arcos.
If you remember well a few weeks ago we talk about this paso a desnivel (over pass) and the controversy generated by the name that it was given: Jorge Ubico.
Jorge Ubico was elected as president of Guatemala on February 14, 1931. Once in the presidency, he assumed dictatorial powers; Ubico removed the autonomy of the national university, imposed press censorship; his methods were always authoritarian. There were also extrajudicial executions.
Also, during his period of government the greatest number and variety of public works were built, important until today and eventually solved many problems.
You’ll find all sorts of opinions, some people argued that Guatemala has more serious problems to worry about, these things have no real importance and some argue the lack of historical memory of the current authorities, but there you go, that is the current name: Presidente Jorge Ubico, located in Boulevard Liberación in Guatemala City.
I’m sure there are very few educational institutions in which is possible to study all day, at least in Guatemala City. This is one of them. In Técnico Vocacional Dr. Imrich Fischmann the academic environment is stimulating and inspiring. Students in the photograph are waiting for the teacher to begin the second part of the day.
In Guatemala City the exhibition Guatemala Alto Contraste by Erick González will be open to the public free of charge at the Alianza Francesa in zona 13, during this month.
If you want to know more about the work of the artist can visit his blog.
La exposición Guatemala Alto Contraste de Erick González estará abierta al público de forma gratuita en la Galeria de la Alianza Francesa durante todo el mes.
Si desean conocer más sobre el artista pueden visitar su blog.