Archive for the ‘Luna de Xelajú’ Category

Do you want a ranchera?

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Do you want a ranchera? by José Moreno

In Xela’s street you can find this Family of Mariachis playing songs for 1Q. What you think?

Do you want a ranchera? by José Moreno

Paco Pérez Park

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Paco Perez Park by José Moreno

Kiosco at Night

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Kiosco at Night by honathan Gómez

Xela is perfect at night too, here the fabulous temple located in the middle of Central Park, and in the company of my friend Jhonathan a perfect photograph.

Xela es perfecta de noche también, aqui el fabuloso templete ubicado en el centro del parque central, y en compañia de mi amigo Jhonathan una perfecta fotografía.


The Theatre and the Moon

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

The Theatre and the Moon by José Moreno


I have not much to say about this photo, I just love it, let me know your feedback.

No tengo mucho que decir de esta foto, solo que me encanta, quisiera saber sus comentarios.

Luna de Xejalú HDR

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Luna de Xelajú HDR


Another photo of the series “Moon of Xelajú” in HDR tone, along with a video of my favorite Guatemalan artist “Gaby Moreno”

What do you think of this photo?

Otra foto de las series “Luna de Xelajú” en tonos HDR, junto a un video de mi artísta Guatemalteca favorita “Gaby Moreno”

¿Qué piensan de esta foto?

Otra foto de las series “Luna de Xelajú” en tonos HDR, ¿Qué piensan?


Luna de Xelajú in December

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Luna de Xelajú by José Moreno

The other national anthem of Guatemala:

Luna de Xelajú

Luna gardenia de plata que en mi serenanta te vualves canción
tu que me viste cantando me ves hoy llorando mi desilución
calles bañadas de luna que fueron la cuna de mi juventuud
vengo a cantarle a mi amada
oh luna plateada de mi Xelajú
vengo a cantarle a mi amada oh luna plateada
de mi Xelajú


Luna de Xelajú que supiste alumbrar
en mis noches de pena
poruna morena
de dulce mirar
Luna de Xelajú me diste insipriración la canción que hoy te cantó
regada con llanto
de mi corazón

en mi vida no habrá mas cariño que tu mi amor
por que no eres ingrata mi luna de plata Luna de Xeeeeeelajú
Luna que me alumbro en mis
noches de amoor
hoy consuelas la pena
por una morena
que me abandonooo


La Lovely Luna de Xelaju – Reader Photo!!

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Luna de Xelaju by Camille Swenson

A lovely “layered” shot of La Luna (llena) de Xelaju, sent in by reader Camille Swenson. Many people who haven’t seen photos of this country ask me why I love it here so much, but once they see the pictures, they’re deeply jealous!

Thanks Camille for sending in your wonderful photo!!

Don’t forget to send in your photos of Xela, click on this link for more details!!

***Editor’s note – The deadline for photos is now Jan. 30, not Jan. 15th as indicated by the link.

Luna de Xelajú

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Luna de Xelajú by Jose Moreno

As the magical full moon approaches us tonight and tomorrow, there is nothing better than a splendid shot of the moon over Xelaju, as taken by Jose Moreno.

Luna de Xelajú lyrics in Spanish:

Luna gardenia de plata,
Que en mi serenata,
Te vuelves canción,
Tú que me viste cantando, me ves hoy llorando,
Mi desilusión,

Calles bañadas de luna,
Que fueron la cuna de mi juventud,
Vengo a cantarle a mi amada,
La luna plateada de mi Xelajú,

Luna de Xelajú,
Que supiste alumbrar,
En mis noches de pena,
Por una morena de dulce mirar,

Luna de Xelajú,
Me diste inspiración,
La canción que hoy te canto,
Regada con llanto de mi corazón,

En mi vida no habrá,
Más cariño que tú,
Mi amor,

Porque no eres ingrata,
Mi luna de plata,
Luna de Xelajú,

Luna que me alumbró,
En mis noches de amor,
Y hoy consuelas mi pena,
Por una morena que me abandonó…

Luna de Xelajú lyrics in English:

Moon, silver gardenia,
In my serenade,
You turn into song,
You who saw me singing, now see me crying,
My disillusionment,

Streets bathed in moonlight,
That were the cradle of my youth,
I come to sing to my beloved,
The silver moon of my Xelajú,

Moon of Xelajú,
You knew how to shine,
In my nights of grief,
For a sweet looking dark-haired girl

Moon of Xelajú,
You gave me inspiration,
The song that I now sing,
Watered with the tears from my heart,

In my life there will not be,
More love than you,
My love,

Because you were not ungrateful,
My moon of silver,
Moon of Xelajú,

Moon that shone,
In my nights of love,
Now you console my grief,
For a dark-haired girl who abandoned me…

(source: Wikipedia)

Shiny shoes

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Shiny shoes

The whole time I lived in Guatemala, I was kind of obsessed with the shiny shoes that indigenous ladies use. It is such a different and remarkable sense of style and fashion. They stick with their traditional trajes and somehow most of them make the clothing even more appealing with these kind of shiny, brightly colored high heels. Personally I probably can’t wear these shoes, however I have to admit that some ladies look gorgeous with them.

By the way this was shot at La Demo market.

Lunar Eclipse

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Monday night or Tuesday morning the only full Lunar Eclipse of 2010 over Xela. I am always blown away at how cool Eclipses are lunar or solar, both just put me in a state of wonder and awe. I shot this from my roof and by the way it was really cold outside!