Chichicastenango, Guatemala

Chichicastenango, Guatemala

A rural church in Chichi­cas­te­nango, Guatemala. I snapped this photo of a local man sweep­ing the steps of this white-washed cathedral.


 

La Concha Acústica

This is La Concha Acústica, a monument erected in Managua in 2005. This grand structure was recently taken down (May 2014) by the Nicaraguan Sandinista regime citing earthquake safety. Rumor has it however, that the structure was sound and it was actually taken down due to what it had come to represent, freedom from the seemingly tyrannical government currently in power.


 

Girls in Panajachel, Guatemala

Girls in Panajachel, Guatemala

While trav­el­ing in Pana­jachel, Guatemala, I cap­tured these simul­ta­ne­ously mis­chie­vous and inno­cent faces. These girls spoke a Maya language, so we could not speak to one another, but their looks seemed to com­mu­ni­cate best anyways.


 

Girls in Panajachel, Guatemala

Girls in Panajachel, Guatemala

These girls were at home playing games and watching their younger siblings while their parents were out working in the fields.


 

Girls in Panajachel, Guatemala

Girls in Panajachel, Guatemala

This girl and her brother fol­lowed me along­side the road while I was tour­ing the village. I snapped this just as they were paus­ing to look up at me.


 

White Gazebo

White Gazebo

I honestly cannot remember where I snapped this photo in Central America. What I like about it though is the contrast between the simple, three-dimensional white monument versus the intricate, flat, black wires that skirt the bottom edges of the photo.


 

Children with pictures. Teoticacinte, Nicaragua

Children with pictures. Teoticacinte, Nicaragua

I stayed in a small town called Teotecacinte on the border of Nicaragua and Honduras. The town was quite rural with only one small television in the entire area. These kids and I spent an afternoon coloring and here they proudly display their artistic talents.

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