Archive for October, 2011

Fair Game

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Fair Game by Jose Moreno

Wild and vibrant colours, games of chance and skill, raucous and mechanical game “music”…all these things can be found when it is feria. Heaven to those who love to play!

Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno. Text by Luna McCarthy.

Panoramic Vista of Xela’s Parque Central at Night

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Panoramic Vista of Xela's Parque Central at Night by José Moreno

To really appreciate this “wow” panoramic vista of Xela’s Parque Central at night you have to click image above. We have to thank José Moreno for sharing these wonderful vistas with us.

Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno, text by Rudy Girón

Grand Inside

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Grand Inside by Jose Moreno

When one takes the opportunity to look up, one can find the most beautiful sight waiting to be seen. This is the ceiling of the grand cathedral, which many a faithful follower looks to during the humblest of prayers.

Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno. Text by Luna McCarthy.

Pasaje at Night

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Pasaje at Night by Jose Moreno

The night lights glimmer in the Pasaje Enriquez, creating a mysterious and yet charming and romantic glow.

Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno. Text by Luna McCarthy.

Like This

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Like This by Luna McCarthy

Big sisters always have such a large responsibility in the universe; they need to show their little sisters EVERYTHING that there is to be learned about the world and how it works. Little do the big sisters understand that later in life, when everyone is an adult…turn-about is fair play!

Mother Love

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Mother Love by Jose Moreno

Lovely portrait of local art, found in Cafe Nim Sut.

Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno. Text by Luna McCarthy.

Puente Dos Chocoyos

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Puente Dos Chocoyos by Jose Moreno

One of the many legends of Xela is about the Dos Chocoyos bridge. Story has it that there were two rival families in the land of Xela (far more than just the city). Of course, the daughter of one King had fallen in love with the son of the King of the rivaling land. Their love had been forbidden and the young couple used to meet under the ancient stone bridge. When their fathers the Kings found out, the lovers were sequestered from each other and died of broken hearts. Legend says that the young couple’s spirits turned into the “Dos Chocoyos”, the two lovebirds that would continue to meet at the ancient stone bridge. Locals still recall versions of this romantic story to anyone near the bridge who will listen.

Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno. Text by Luna McCarthy.

The Block of El Banco

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Banco Industrial by Jose Moreno

A panoramic shot of the Banco Industrial building, on a sunny, blue-skied day, as busy people go about their busy lives.

Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno. Text by Luna McCarthy.

Peek of Red

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

Casa Noj Window by Jose Moreno

Rosy details sneak out from hidden spots in the gray facade of this window in Casa Noj.

Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno. Text by Luna McCarthy.

Picante?

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Nachos by Jose Moreno

Nachos can be one of those comfort foods for travelers who may be unaccustomed to the local cuisine. Likely having eaten some form of nachos in their home countries, many a tourist (and local alike) can order a plate of this familar food, such as these nachos from El Cuartito.

Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno. Text by Luna McCarthy.

Rear View Mirror

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Rear View Mirror by Luna McCarthy

Funny the little things we see in daily life when we look in odd places. Perhaps not “odd” places, but the little glimpses of life that we all see, everyday…that so easily and quickly flit in and out of our minds.

Taking Some Sun

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Taking Some Sun by Jose Moreno

The Spanish and English languages have some commonalities, of course. But there are many differences also. For one, in Spanish the verb ‘tomar’ is used in substitute of ‘drink’ or ‘eat’ or sometimes ‘enjoy’. In English we do not use the verb ‘take’ when referring to food or beverages. Oddly enough we substitute the verb ‘have’. Except in the occasion when we refer to ‘taking in’ something, as in ‘absorbing’.

In this example, the caterpillar taking (in) some well deserved sun after a rain shower, would be a perfect way to describe this photo.

Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno. Text by Luna McCarthy.

The Old and the New

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

The Old and the New by Jose Moreno

Wonderfully shot classic photo of both structures of the Cathedral.

Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno.

Cheeks to Eat

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Cheeks to Eat by Luna McCarthy

It seems to be a global reaction of mothers and grandmothers around the world, to want to kiss and pretend to “eat” the cheeks of their babies and grandbabies. This little boy is so cute, he runs the risk of being smooched up by even total strangers around him.

Rainbow for Your Wrist

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Bracelets by Jose Moreno

Local and traveling artisans prefer to hang out downtown, where their handmade wares can be seen and purchased by the tourists, who often stay in hostels and learn Spanish somewhere near the core. Perhaps by now, even some of these bracelets have made their way to their new homes, far away in other countries, even on other continents.

Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno. Text by Luna McCarthy.