Posts Tagged ‘buildings’

The history of ashes

Monday, March 21st, 2016

The history of ashes by José Moreno

In the last 5 or 6 years, some building were burned around the historical center, is really sad look these magnificent old houses made ashes.

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Many windows and doors and repeat many windows and doors

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Many windows and doors and repeat many windows and doors by José Moreno

If you’re visiting xela and You want drink or eat maybe inside and arround of Pasaje Enriquez you find many restaurants and bars with international food and drinks. If you want invite me a shot of tequila. Thank you.

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Beautiful Plague

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Photo of Casa No'j in Black and White, stairs in front

They knew that the birds they see on “Casa No’j” basically the building are deteriorating sharply? this building as well as many in Xela and I guess everywhere who suffer from this “plaga” so cute, the problem also is that every day people give them food and therefore they remain there.

I did not want to talk about this but it’s worth mentioning and moreover I think this beautiful What do you think?

Sabían que las palomas que ven sobre “Casa No’j” en el fondo están deteriorando fuertemente el edificio? pues así como este edificio hay muchos en Xela y supongo que en todos lados que sufren de esta “Plaga” tan linda, el problema también es que las personas todos los días les dan alimento y por esta razón ellas permanecen allí.

No quería hablar de esto pero vale la pena mencionarlo y por otra parte esta foto me parece hermosa ¿que opinan ustedes?

Always looking up!

Friday, September 28th, 2012

I rarely watch up because sometimes I think I know everything, but lately and seen that I know nothing, Now i look up and find new places like this for example, and spent my whole life in front of this building and have never seen these details, i will take more pictures of the heights, you know this place?

Casi nunca veo para arriba porque a veces pienso que lo conozco todo, pero ultimamente e visto que no conozco nada, ahora veo para arriba y descubro nuevos lugares como este por ejemplo, e pasado toda mi vida frente a este edificio y nunca haber visto estos detalles, vamos a tomar mas fotografias de lo alto, tu conocías este lugar?

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!

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.

What Lovely Place…

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

What Lovely Place...by Jose Moreno

…is this?? Do you have any idea where this? Jose Moreno is so good at bringing us surprise places, I thought it was time for another!

Comment if you know {or think you know} where this is!

The Other Bookstore

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

The Other Bookstore by Jose Moreno

Many people in Xela are familiar with Vrisa, the bookstore in the center of town. But if you venture off a bit farther, out of the center (down 7 Calle) and turn left at the 15 Ave. bridge (puente de los chocoyos), then you will find this little treasure. Carrying books in both English and Spanish, they also have a very nice selection of art, posters and calendars.

Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno.

Beady Eyed Detail

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Beady Eyed Detail by Jose Moreno

Fabulous close up by Jose Moreno of architectural detail being enjoyed by some of our feathered friends.

**Editor’s note: This is the first post is almost two weeks; due to some server issues, XDP has been down. The missing posts will be posted over the next few days, I just ask for your patience and appreciate your understanding. Thanks everyone! ☾ Luna

Less of an Issue – Reader Photo!!

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Less of an Issue by NYChapin

This fantastic photo was sent in by NYChapin…and shows the lovely, VERY clean streets of San Juan La Laguna. There are some interesting comments in my original post The Real Issue, if you would like a little background. These streets may be the cleanest I have seen photographed, outside of some of the high profile areas in Antigua…thoughts?

Thanks for sending in this photo NYChapin!! It is beautiful and inspirational!

Looking Up

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Looking Up by Luna McCarthy

The ceiling of the Pasaje Enriquez, where no doubt many, many people will be watching tomorrow’s final game of the Eurocup. I doubt very many people will be looking up though…

Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno.

Nature and Security

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Nature and Security by Luna McCarthy

When I first came to Guatemala, I was surprised to see all the barbed wire. It’s funny how now I don’t even notice it. Barbed wire and broken glass are fairly good security measures here. The funny thing is that because all of the houses have metal doors, much of the security threat comes from access to the terrazo…since almost all of the houses have an open space in them somewhere.

This ivy/barbed wire combination is one that I really like. Not only is it more aesthetically pleasing, there is a small part of me that might giggle a little if a would-be robber were to cut his hands open on the “ivy”…evil, I know.

Tertulianos by Night

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Tertulianos by Jose Moreno

As breathtaking outside as it is inside. One of these days I will go in and ask if I can take some photos for those of you who haven’t seen the inside of this lovely building!

Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno.

Green Door

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Green Door by Luna McCarthy

The verde beauty of a random door in Zona 3.

Architectural Detail

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Close Up by Luna McCarthy

The architectural detail of many of the buildings in Xela, especially in El Centro is too lovely to describe. I’m not sure if the locals still stop in wonder to look at the detailing, but many a traveler stands in awe (and takes lots of pictures) of the beauty of the edifices of the past.