CFFC: Mmmmm!

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is the letter M, with two m’s in the word. memoirs summit (Denali) national monument (Devil’s Tower, WY) modem mushrooms mammal momentum/movement (Women’s March in Chicago, Jan. 21, 2017) Mmmmmm!  

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WPC: Windows

The Weekly Photo Challenge this week is all about windows: looking out, looking in, or  windows themselves. OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: Photographing windows from the outside can be tricky. A reflection on the glass may obscure the true subject that is inside. However, a reflection can also add a nice effect. Reflection of the outside, a […]

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Izapa: A Crossroads of Trade

April 1, 2017                  Chiapas, Mexico Our tour’s first destination today was the ruins of Izapa. To get there, we drove east from Puerto Chiapas until we were just a few miles from the Guatemalan border. Our guide, Cora, told us the history of Izapa. It was the […]

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Hand Made in Guatemala and Peru

I’m sure many of the beautiful, colorful clothes and other items that one can buy in Guatemala are made in factories these days. But you can usually tell when something is made by hand. For Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week theme “Hand Made,” this is a quilt I saw for sale during my day trip […]

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FOTD: Orchids at Izapa

Izapa was a Mayan city in Mexico just west of the Guatemalan border that was inhabited between 1250 BC and AD 1200. The excavated ruins that one can visit represent only a small portion of this important center of trade that was home to around 35,000 people. On a visit there in April, I spotted […]

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Walking Tour of Antigua, Guatemala

March 31, 2017 Antigua, Guatemala is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and walking through its old, sometimes crumbling, downtown is like being in an open air museum! Our guide today was Dario, whose English was not as good as our previous guides in Nicaragua and Costa Rica, but he was understandable. He told us he’d […]

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