Archive for the ‘Details’ Category

Vintage telephone

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Vintage telephone by José Moreno

If you’re lookin’ for a old telephone for decoration or collection, Xela is a perfect place for search, some are located in unusual places such as interiors of houses, gardens, etc.

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Colorful Chicken Bus

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Color ful chicken bus by José Moreno

A very colorful “chicken bus” in the Bus Terminal of Quetzaltenango.

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Street photography: old fashion window

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Street photography: Window by José Moreno

Windows that in 10 years will not be more.

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Villa Alicia, the haunted house

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Villa Alicia by José Moreno

This house is named “Villa Alicia” and is located on 15 Av. “A”, zone 1, the original owner is Oscar de La Riva, wife and songs, this house was disassembled from England to Quetzaltenango.This house is aseismic and it is supported by wooden stilts, are many stories about this house, from ghosts, or is haunted.

What do you think?

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Very old house

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Very old house by José Moreno

Very old house.

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Another Red Wall

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Another Red Wall by José Moreno

Another red wall texture, located in zone 1 of Xela.

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Ceremonial candles

Saturday, November 29th, 2014
Ceremonial candles by José Moreno

Ceremonial candles by José Moreno

The Guatemalan Ceremony uses a great variety of colored and aromatic candles. You also need copal, wax, sugar, among others. You can find these products inside any markets or a little stores around Xela.

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.

Curious photo

Thursday, November 6th, 2014
Curious photo - Photo by Marieke Smulders

Curious photo – Photo by Marieke Smulders

Sincerly we don’t have any ideaw what is happening here… maybe it is a truck of lawn recently cut, or recicled stuff. Shoot me a comment what you think it could be.

Old Shoes

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
Old Shooes -Photo by Mariek Smulders-

Old Shooes -Photo by Marieke Smulders-

In Xela the electrical supply is still provided through wires that go all accross town, it is common to see old shoes hanging from them, this is supposed to have different meanings, have you heard any stories about them? Feel free to share them with us!

Text: Nadia Peláez

Re-discovering sights

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Re-discovering sights -Photo by José Moreno-

Re-discovering sights -Photo by José Moreno-


Monday, September 30th, 2013

Preachers by José Moreno

For the parks, markets, bus terminals, shopping malls, and in almost all luares find “preachers” most sent by churches or doing it for their own.

Por los parques, mercados, terminales de buses, centros comerciales, y en casi todos los luares encuentras “predicadores” la mayoria enviados por iglesías o haciendolo por su propia cuenta.

What happens in this photo?

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

What happens in this photo? by José Moreno

If you look at this photo you will see something very strange, and I still wonder what happens?

Si observas esta foto verás algo muy extraño, y aun me pregunto que pasa?


Monday, May 13th, 2013

Domes by José Moreno

The beautiful domes of the Cathedral of Quetzaltengno, embellishing this photo.

Las hermosas cúpulas de la Catedral de Quetzaltengno, embelleciendo esta foto.

Guatemalan Trucks

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Guatemalan Trucks by José Moreno


Every child had a truck Guatemalan these, so if you visit or are in Xela, you need to buy one as a souvenir.

Todo niño guatemalteco a tenido un camión de estos, así que si visitas o estas en Xela, necesitas comprar uno de recuerdo.