Posts Tagged ‘catholic church’


Sunday, December 16th, 2012

Posadas by José Moreno


Las Posadas, a celebration held by the Catholic Church, held before Christmas and almost always go from 16 to 24 December, which recreated the journey of the Holy Family from Galilee to Bethlehem.

In Quetzaltenango the same way these traditions are celebrated with lights, whistles and tortoise shells, entering and leaving nine houses there for one night the Holy Family.

Sadly only had my cell phone camera.

Las posadas, una celebración llevada a cabo por la Iglesía Católica, realizada antes de la navidad y van casi siempre del 16 al 24 de diciembre, los cuales recrean al viaje de la Sagrada Familia desde Galilea hasta Belén.

En Quetzaltenango de la misma forma se celebran estas tradiciones con Faroles, pitos y caparazones de tortugas, entrando en nueve casas y dejando alli por una noche la Sagrada Familia.

Lastimosamente solo tenía la cámara de mi celular.

What is he thinking?

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

When I come to church I can see people like him praying, I would like to know he’s thinking.


Cuando entro a una iglesia veo personas como él rezando, y quisiera saber en que piensa.


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.

Iglesia de San Nicholas

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

San Nicholas by Luna McCarthy

Before the processions and the vendors and the incense and the celebration that is Semana Santa, San Nicholas sits peacefully in the early morning silence of Good Friday.

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.

Off Market Day

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Off Market Day by Luna McCarthy

Most people go to the market on Friday in San Fransisco el Alto, to make a day trip, perhaps to buy some textiles or some traje. Although many people don’t go on “off-market” days, just to hang out, this is exactly when this picture was taken. The classic church stands in the background, while there is a vestige of a market…NOT the actual market, but there ARE vendors who sell fabric, buttons and all kinds of sewing accessories and the like. It is certainly a different sight than full-on market day, when you can’t even see the ground!

In the Still of the Night

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Night by Arturo Godoy

Sometimes, nothing speaks more loudly than silence. Or in the world of photography, black-and-white. Fluid night shot of The Cathedral, old and new, as cars whiz by on a busy Xela evening.

Photo by guest contributor Arturo Godoy. Text by Luna McCarthy.