Monday, August 31, 2009

Quality Time

Last weekend my son and I spent some nice time in Antigua, we were at Casa Encantada a small and beautiful hotel. We walked a lot and visited a museum, a toy store, a book store, a music store, a candy store, handcrafts shops, coffee shops, restaurants, other hotels, parks, several ruins of colonial churches, also we saw a procesión and at the end I almost died incapable of following the kid's path. We will really remember this journey.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Misty Morning Ride

Last Thursday was the kind of days you want to keep yourself in bed until sun warm up the morning. As inhabitant of the tropics this kind of windy/misty morning is a definitive call to stay in bed, but my alter ego sent me to the ride, fortunately time changed rapidly in my support.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Casa Original

Casa Original is an interior design firm that makes facelifts to homes with a twist of Guatemalan style, I was assigned to photograph their work. Here some warm shots.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Spirit of Place

One of the best photography workshops I ever was into is about to happen again, if you are seeking to expand your artistic and creative horizons with less emphasis on technique and more on increasing visual awareness of the surrounding world this workshop is for you, but hurry, the class limit is only 12.
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Toy Cadillac

Almost 50 years ago I received this 22 inches long made in Japan Cadillac as a birthday gift, now it stands proud near my desk.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Dark Side of The Moon

Many years ago I told a friend;
"this record should be in every home",
I still think the same.

Also this song makes a perfect match with the post
The Most Luxury Thing

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tropic of Capricorn

The Rippingtons is one of my preferred smooth jazz bands, although they have been playing with several five star jazz musicians, the line up of this videoclip is one of my favorite. I have good memories from their Sarasota (1993) and Antigua (2003) concerts and hope see them again in the future. Have a good time watching this clip. Thank you Tony for the link, the percussion solo is fabulous.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Into The Wild

Lurking the internet I found this funny story about a trip to the city of El Mirador, one of the most enigmatic sites in the world, here is the link to Into the Wild, and more in NatGeo's Beyond Apocalypto.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Salvadorean Young Master

Walter Iraheta is one of the most prolific contemporaneous artist from El Salvador, his drawings, paintings, installations and photographs have achieve excellent opinions among collectors, regional biennales, galleries, art critics and curators. This mixed media drawing is a good example of the outstanding quality of his work.
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Friday, August 14, 2009

Maya Market

One of the most colorful Maya activities actually is the Market Day. Two days a week people gather in their towns and exchange goods, food and crafts. This small market at the front of Iglesia El Carmen in Antigua Guatemala is a good resemble.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Most Luxury Thing

Time for the one you love.
Time to share with your friends.
Time for you imagination to fly.
Time to find harmony.
Time for doing exactly what you want.
Time is one of the few things money can't buy
so let's go and take it today
because it will never come back.

Monday, August 10, 2009


This is a series of three photographs with a transition depicted by the texture of my left hand, in a small piece of tissue you can observe dramatic changes from vast savanna to clusters of rivers and chasms.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


A beautiful song inspired in Guatemala's landscape by Chiko Queiroga and Antonio Rogerio singing in Portuguese.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Nicaraguan Coffee

Last time we were in Nicaragua we sipped some fine coffee in a open coffee house in a major mall down Managua. Coffee in our countries have the magic to gather good friends and spend nice moments.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Sometimes I feel the impulsive wish of doing something, that impulse drove me to post this song on the blog, I know that I have been posting a lot of them lately but....always one have to do what one really want to do, a little happiness secret. This song from the Antigüeño Ricardo Arjona. Watch videoclip.

El reloj de pared
Anunciando las 6:23.
El pasado con sed,
Y el presente es un atleta sin pies.
Ya son las 6:43
Y el cadáver del minuto que pasó,
Me dice así se vive aquí te guste o no.
Y la nostalgia pone casa en mi cabeza,
Y dan las 6 con 50.
Quien te dijo que yo
Era el sueño que soñaste una vez,
Quien dijo que tú
Voltearías mi futuro al revés,
Ya son las 7:16,
Y el cadáver del minuto que pasó,
Me dice tu estrategia te arruinó,
No queda más que ir aprendiendo a vivir SOLO,
Si te quedan agallas.
La casa no es otra cosa,
Que un cementerio de historias,
Enterradas en fosas,
Que algunos llaman memorias.

Minutos, como sal en la herida,
Se me pasa la vida,
Gastando el reloj,
Minutos, son la morgue del tiempo,
Cadáveres de momentos,
Que no vuelven jamás,
No hay reloj que de vuelta hacia atrás.

Como duele gastar,
El instante en el que tu ya no estas,
Como cuesta luchar
Con las cosas que no vuelven mas,
Ya son las 9:23
Y el cadáver del minuto que pasó,
Se burla de mis ganas de besar
La foto que dejaste puesta en el buró,
Mi soledad es tu venganza,
El ministerio del tiempo,
Puso sede en mi almohada,
Ahí te encuentro a momentos
Aunque no sirve de nada.

Minutos, como sal en la herida,
Se me pasa la vida,
Gastando el reloj,
Minutos, son la morgue del tiempo,
Cadáveres de momentos,
Que no vuelven jamás,
No hay reloj que de vuelta hacia atrás.

Minutos que se burlan de mi
Minutos como furia del mar
Minutos pasajeros de un tren que no va a ningún lugar
Minutos como lluvia de sal
Minutos como fuego en la piel
Minutos forasteros que vienen y se van sin decir
Minutos que me duelen sin tí
Minutos que no pagan pensión
Minutos que al morir formaran el batallón del ayer
Minutos que se roban la luz
Minutos que me oxidan la fe
Minutos inquilinos del tiempo mientras puedan durar
Minutos que disfrutan morir
Minutos que no tienen lugar
Minutos que se estrellan en mi....son Kamikazes de Dios.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Piano Lesson

Today my piano teacher gave me a new assignment; to learn and play the composition Gymnopédie Nº1 by French composer Erik Satie, I fell in love with this piece after listen its first chords, I hope you too.

Production Date

Not many coffee roasters do this but we always place the date when our P11 coffee is packed, thus our costumers have information about the freshness of the coffee they are buying. At the label above you can learn that this can was packed the past 31th of July and is good until June of 2010.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Imprescindible VIII

After listen these couple of piano players/composers (Manfredo Fest and Patricia Barber) they leave your senses craving for more.

Blind Stories

These enigmatic buildings make me think a lot of what drove owners to shut up the windows, don't you feel the same?