Archive for the ‘Abstract’ Category

Beatiful statues

Saturday, November 8th, 2014
Beatiful statues by Marieke Smulders

Beatiful statues by Marieke Smulders

Xela has hundreds of statues. The one on the photograph is located in front of the Municipal Theater (14 av. z 1). Other locations like the Central Park, the Benito Juarez park, Parque Bolivar. The most important and beautiful ones are located on the Cementery, but many bad people have cut heads and another parts of the statues for sale. You need to take a photo-walk, because in few years time there want be left anymore.

Ray somewhere

Friday, November 7th, 2014
Ray lights somewhere - Photo by Marieke Smulders

Ray somewhere – Photo by Marieke Smulders

Enjoy this sunshine some place around Xela.


Friday, October 3rd, 2014
Texture -Photo by José Moreno-

Texture -Photo by José Moreno-

There are so many textures here in Xela, we just have to take a closer look and enjoy the beauty in walls, woods, floors, grass and so much more. We’re going to start a new category !

Text Translate: Nadia Peláez

Guatemalan Masks

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Guatemalan Masks by José Moreno


Another Guatemalan memories are more masks purchased, you think Got a favorite?

Otro de los recuerdos guatemaltecos mas comprados son las mascaras, que piensas ¿Tienes alguna favorita?

Indian Painting

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Indian Painting by José Moreno

If you Quetzaltengo, answer this simple wonder on where this painting?

Si eres de quetzaltengo, responde esta simple pregunto ¿En donde se encuentra esta pintura?

Young artists

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Young artists by José Moreno

Casa Noj always are giving courses in painting, photography, dance, etc.. and is a widely used for exhibitions and fairs.

En casa Noj siempre estan dando cursos de pintura, fotografía, danza, etc. y es un lugar muy utilizado para hacer exposiciones y ferias.

Old statues in the cemetery from Italy

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Old statues in the cemetery from Italy by José Moreno

Throughout the cemetery are achieved xela how are you finding statues (many already incomplete) as and read the inscriptions and many have been here for over 150 years and are made of marble exported from Italy.

The heart shaped angel with heaven acsenso this scene is really no work sculpture in relief, statues of angels and souls are often mistaken for representing similar characteristics, this statue for example indicates that the wings are the preserve of figures of angels heavenly messengers and guides that help the soul to traffic light.

Por todo el cementerio de xela se logran encontrar estatuas como estas (muchas ya incompletas) según e leido en las inscripciones y muchas están aqui desde hace mas de 150 años y son hechas de marmol exportado desde italia.

El alma con forma de angel con acsenso al cielo esta escena no se encuentra realmente en escultura si no se trabaja en relieve, las estatuas de almas y angeles suelen confundirse por representar características similares, esta estatua por ejemplo indica que las alas son atributo exclusivo de figuras de angeles mensajeros y guías celestiales que ayudan al ánima al tránsito de su luz.

The Devil’s Chair

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

The Devil's Chair by José Moreno

I can bet that when they read the title of the photo you are scared! but no quiet is just a couch with a skull carved back, this almost always see in places of piercings, tattoos, skates, etc.. Have you seen anything more sinister than that?

Puedo apostar que cuando leyeron el título de la foto ustedes se asustaron! pero nó tranquilos es solo un sofa con un grafiti de una Calavera atrás, esto casi siempre lo vemos en lugares de perforaciones, tatuajes, skates, etc. ¿Haz visto algo más tenebroso que esto?

Brown Window

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Brown Window by José Moreno

Another of my favorite xela windows, located in the Barrio San Bartolomé zone 1, all we have published what has been your favorite?

Otra de mis ventanas favoritas de xela, ubicada en el barrio San Bartolomé, de todas las que hemos publicado ¿tienes alguna favorita?

Guatemalan Full Color

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Guatemalan Full Color by José Moreno

I love this photo and so many colors, did you bring any ideas or thoughts?

Me encanta esta foto y sus colores tan variados, ¿le trae alguna idea o pensamiento?

Murals everywhere!

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

This was always my favorite, is located within “El Artesano Bakery” (antes “El Infinito”) and well as these there are many around Xela, some have been painted by foreign visitors and other local artists.

If anyone know what would be your favorite mural in Xela?

Siempre este fue de mis favoritos, está ubicado dentro de “El Artesano Bakery” (antes “El Infinito”) y asi como estos hay muchos al rededor de xela, algunos han sido pintados por visitantes extranjeros y otros por artistas locales.

Si conoces alguno ¿cuál sería tu mural favorito en xela?

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!

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.

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.