Posts Tagged ‘cathedral’

Believers Attend Transfer of Quetzaltenango’s Chief Patron

Friday, September 26th, 2014
Believers Attend Transfer of Quetzaltenango's Chief Patron -Photo by Jaquelin Mejía-

Believers Attend Transfer of Quetzaltenango’s Chief Patron -Photo by Jaquelin Mejía-

Thousands of local believers gathered yesterday to accompany their patron “Virgen del Rosario” (Virgen of Rosary) to the main altar in the local Cathedral. She made her way through applauses, flowers and fireworks that believers bring for her. This activity takes place on the last thursday of September and it’s the first one that leads a week of activities in honor of “Virgen del Rosario”

Text Translate: Nadia Peláez


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.

Central Park

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Central Park from Above by José Moreno

The most difficult picture I’ve taken.

In the center we see the kiosk in the back Almolonga, the municipal palace, the domes of the cathedral and the facade of the old cathedral.

What do you think of this picture and you know from where it was taken?

En el centro podemos ver el kiosco, en la parte de atrás almolonga, el palacio municipal, las cúpulas de la catedral nueva y la fachada de la antigua catedral.

¿Que piensas de esta foto y sabes desde donde fue tomada?

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!

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?

Alternate View

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Alternate View by Jose Moreno

I love this photo for two reasons. One is that it’s a great shot of a not-often taken angle of the Central Park area. The other reason is that it’s yet another shot of the amazing, fabulous, blue skies of my home, Xela. Awww, all warm and fuzzy.

Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno.

Yet Another

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Yet Another by Luna McCarthy

I don’t know about you, but I just NEVER tire of seeing the amazing Xela skyline. No matter what anyone says, I still feel like it is one of the homiest skylines in the world.

Reader Photo!! – Night Lights

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Night Lights by Katrien Peirs

This photo was taken and sent in by reader Katrien Peirs, such a fabulous shot of the Cathedral at night!

Mental Snapshots

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Mental Snapshot by Luna McCarthy

Do you take “mental snapshots”? I have met people who do this. They pause when they see something memorable and sometimes will even say, “I’m taking a mental snapshot”. Often or first the scene is captured in the mind, but my memory is not good enough to “keep” albums of these mental snapshots and I knew that in my young days. Perhaps that was why I originally picked up a camera…

I have also heard it said that photographers are the ultimate collectors, collecting memories and people and places in their cameras. In a very general sense, why do you think people take photographs?

On The Go

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

On The Go by Luna McCarthy

The Cathedral as seen by moving car.


Monday, April 16th, 2012

Memories by Luna McCarthy

For anyone who has been to Xela and left…and misses the city ♥

Impulse Shopping

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Impulse Shopping by Arturo Godoy

All around the world, the “smart-marketing” of appealing to impulse shoppers shows itself in creative ways. Candy at the check out line in the grocery store, hair clips at the cash register of your favorite lingerie shop and Semana Santa dolls at the exit of the Cathedral. Creative business strategies!

Photo by guest contributor Arturo Godoy; text by Luna McCarthy.

When All is Quiet

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

All is Quiet by Arturo Godoy

Yet another thing I love about Xela, is how in the evenings and into the night, the streets roll up and the city becomes still. A beehive of people and sounds and events through the daytime, in the evening the city is quiet and peaceful.

Photo by guest contributor Arturo Godoy; text by Luna McCarthy.

A Normal Day in the Park – Reader Photo!!

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

A Normal Day in the Park by Manolo Escobar

This is a fantastic capture by one of our readers, Manolo Escobar, who now resides in Toronto, Canada. Thank you so much Manolo for sending in your photos!

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.

The Start of the Evening

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Early Evening by Jose Moreno

As a foreigner and an English teacher here in Guatemala, one small thing I have noticed is that in Spanish, “tarde” goes until it is night time. In English we have the word “evening”, which signifies the time in-between afternoon and night, from roughly 5pm to about 8pm. It’s a small period of time, but one adjustment to living in a Spanish speaking country is that when someone says they will pop over to your house in the “afternoon”, it could be as late as 7 or 8!!

Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno, text by Luna McCarthy.