Posts Tagged ‘Zona 2’

La Esquina Jazz Café

Monday, January 12th, 2015

La Esquina del Jazz por Hugo Muralles

This is the first time I’ve been at La Esquina Jazz Café, and I’m sure people told me about this place at least a year ago, located at 6ta avenida 0-15 zona 2, Guatemala City. It’s a great place to hear live Jazz and have a drink after work. The melody below was part of the restaurant’s playlist that night, according to my friend Luis, thank you for the reference!

Jocotenango’s Fair

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

I don’t know much about this Guatemalan Tradition, what I know is: It is not in Jocotenango! Jocotenango is a municipality in the department of Sacatepequez, neighboring La Antigua Guatemala. The image of Virgin Mary, Patron Saint of Guatemala City was brought to Guatemala from Jocotenango, and, well, they celebrate the Assumption of Virgin Mary with this fair. Please, correct me because I know I’m wrong…
Oh, adjacent to the festivities there is a Relief-Miniature map of the entire country. Here is a photograph showing Tajumulco Volcano, the place with the most spectacular view in Central America, 13,845 ft above sea level at the summit.
At the Fair’s entrance; I found this duet playing Guatemalan folk songs. Their music was exquisite.
Feria de Jocotenango, Jocotenango's Fair

Epistolary Relationship

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Epistolary Relationship - by Hugo Muralles

I would love to know about something like this in Guatemala. I’m sure it exists documented somewhere, I’m not making enough research on this. I’ll ask a friend about that, or maybe you have a interesting history to share ah?

More details of Zone 2

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

These days we’re a few clicks away. I guess that having all these details today must be very expensive.  How much more has changed and we haven’t noticed? (Or we will find soon)

Golden Age

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Today in most Guatemalan homes, doorbells are electric. There’s still some samples in the city of a more stylish era. Don’t you think?

Happy weekend everyone!

Iglesia Santa Delfina

Monday, May 28th, 2012

You’ll find a lot of on line pictures of this beautiful catholic church and so few information about it! I guess it’s because there’s not so much to say but that it is a private church built by the  Guatemalan brewery Cervecería Centroamericana Sociedad Anónima in 1950. More connected to fashion than to faith if you ask me.

Treasure Revealed: Pergola

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

The structure in the image must be a direct reference to the golden age of Avenida Simeon Cañas in zona 2. If you remember, was known for being an exclusive area to live for government officials. 

I’m assuming because of the deterioration of it, might be even recent by the way it’s built.

Found at the end of the 10th Street, still open to the public, but I wouldn’t be surprised if sooner or later that changes, closures of residential areas are common in Guatemala City because of crime; below you can see how some of the houses have the kind of protection that Rudy shared with us several weeks ago.

I knew this place thanks to the talented Ana Jacobo.

New Walking Areas

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Decent sidewalks, trees, benches and you have a whole new area that people would use. The cost of the project is Q10.5 millions (about US$1.3 million) and now Guatemala City residents, have more than 3 kilometers to walk around the streets in zona 2 (the northern division of Guatemala City). Vehicles are still allowed as you can see in the picture but I guess that could change.

The Light That Failed

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Here’s another example of the opportunities offered by the light in Guatemala City, this time from zona 2.

Everyday Should Be Saturday

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

I’m not sure, but it seems that the boy in the photograph has no doubt about it.

Have a great weekend! 😉

Improvements in sidewalks and streets

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Not everything is so bad in the city, things are changing. In zona 2 and zona 1 all the work of giving back the streets to the people continues.  And as you’ve noticed, people are also changing.

No todo es tan malo en la ciudad, las cosas están cambiando. En la zona 2 y zona 1 todo el trabajo para devolver las calles a la población continúa. Y como te has dado cuenta, las personas también están cambiando.

The beginning of the week

Monday, May 9th, 2011

The week is beginning and very early in the morning, buses and traffic are everywhere in the streets of Guatemala City, the main picture is at noon and the streets are now more clear than in rush hour.