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One Last Look

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

One Last Look by Luna McCarthy

Sunday gives us a last look at Parque Central, all decorated and dressed up for Independencia.

All the Colors, All the People

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

All the Colors, All the People by Luna McCarthy

Just a few shots of the 2012 feria.

The Coolest Thing Ever

Friday, September 14th, 2012

The Coolest Thing Ever by Luna McCarthy

This WAS one of the coolest things I have ever seen for feria. The park of course, was FULL of people and music and food and people laughing and dancing and children eating cotton candy. But THIS projection on the bank…made my night!

Volcan de Fuego

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Volcan de Fuego by Jose Moreno

The big news today was the constan eruption of Volcan de Fuego, near Antigua, where up to 33,000 people were evacuated because of the ash and potential lava flows in surrounding villages. What you see here is the sky in Xela this afternoon, as captured by guest contributor Jose Moreno; the brown mixed in with the usual white, fluffy clouds is ash from the volcano.

Feria is Here

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Feria is Here by Luna McCarthy

It’s that time again! Processions, cotton candy, too many people in the streets annnnd……marching bands!! Feria is upon us and everyone is happy. The downside is the noise pollution, while in some parts of the city it’s under control, but here in the center, I can currently hear 3 songs playing at once; one marimba, one bachata and the other is…Adele…? Yes. I LOVE feria!


Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Breathtaking by Sergio Dominguez

This may be one of the most stunning and truly breathtaking shots I have ever seen of Xela. And yes, it REALLY is that beautiful here. It is.

Photo by guest contributor Sergio Dominguez.

Afternoon in Xela

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Afternoon in Xela by Jose Moreno

Exactly that. Tan linda. Thanks to guest contributor Jose Moreno, for such an amazing shot.

What to Do – Reader Photo

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

What to Do - Salvino Terranova

So many of us have incredibly busy lives, I am often thankful for the moments of downtime that I have. Then again, I think we all know the feeling of boredom that can come over us when we aren’t in constant motion. This makes me think of the many vendors in the markets all over town, that have a lot of downtime. Of course they have busy hours of the day, when they hopefully sell much of what they have to offer. But also, they must have hours of time when there is nothing to do. My friends make fun of me for keeping my old phone only because it has Tetris on it, but I bet you that a few of these market vendors totally understand why I would.

Photo sent in by reader Salvino Terranova.

Windows and Doors

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Windows and Doors by Jose Moreno

Windows and doors give us a possibility of going “inside”…or outside for that matter. I read a very good quote the other day that said, that God often closes a door and opens a window, but we look so long at the closed door, we don’t even SEE the open window. Ahhh, sage advice.

Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno.

Trecherous Roads

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Trecherous Roads by Jose Moreno

The roads in Xela, especially in the core are known for being beautiful and hilly and cobblestone and….dangerous. It just gives me even more appreciation for the lovely women here who wear heels all day long!

Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno.

A New Angle

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

A New Angle by Jose Moreno

My apologies, I am not sure quite what happened…I posted for Thursday and Friday and came online this morning to see that NOTHING had been posted. Sorry faithful readers 🙁

I particularly love this shot by guest contributor Jose Moreno and the unusual angle from which it was shot. Can anyone guess where this photo was taken from? Jose, don’t give it away too quickly!

Feliz Dia Internacional de la Mujer Indigena!!

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Mujeres by Luna McCarthy

It seems like these days, there is a “Day” for everything and I am not a big fan of all of that. Secretary Day, Teacher Day, Lawyer Day…really? Can’t we just celebrate who we all are everyday? Then again I am not a fan of other holidays either, like Valentines Day, etc. But to be honest, I DO like the International Day of the Indigenous Woman. I’m not sure I like celebrating every possible profession, race or gender that exists, but the artwork and education that surrounds these ‘holidays’ is often outstanding and worth the attention.

A Little Peek Out

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

A Little Peek Out by Luna McCarthy

Just a little glance out of the Minerva Temple into the gardens behind the Zoo, on a peaceful Xela afternoon.

A New Angle

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

A New Angle by Jose Moreno

I quite like this angle of the Cathedral {shot taken by guest contributor Jose Moreno}…and I am trying to figure out where it was taken from. Jose, don’t tell us quite yet…does anyone have any guesses where this was shot from?

On the Move at the Demo

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

On the Move at the Demo by Luna McCarthy

Just a normal day, with people buzzing about in the Democracia market.