In the Highlands of Guatemala (July-August 2014):
Coban, Antigua, Lake Atitlan, and Chichicastenango

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Coban:

 

Women selling fruits in the streets of Coban.

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Danzas de Moros y Christianos (?) at the festival of Rabinal Ajaw, in front of Coban′s cathedral. This festival, which is held late July, is part of the traditional culture of the Q′eqchi′ (Kekchi) Mayas.

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Antigua:

 

View of the city from Cerro de la Cruz, with volcano Agua in the background.

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Palacio de los Capitanes Generales on the south side of Parque Central.

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Catedral de Santiago on the east side of Parque Central.

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Left: arcades of Palacio del Ayuntamiento on the north side of Parque Central. Right: mermaid fountain at the center of Parque Central.

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Arco de Santa Catalina

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Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Merced (yellow building).

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Convento de Las Capuchinas.

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Iglesia de San Francisco (left) and volcan Agua (right).

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Communal washing house outside the Iglesia de Santa Clara.

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Plaza and street.

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Originally built as chimneys or to provide light or air to houses, ′′cupulas′′ are now decorative features of Antigua′s roofs.

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Church of Jocotenango, a village located a short walk northwest of Antigua.

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Flowers at La Azotea, a coffee plantation outside Jocotenango.

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Lake Atitlan:

 

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Traditional fishing boats (cayucos).

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Market in Santiago Atitlan on the south shore of the lake.

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Tz′utujil maya men in their traditional outfits in Santiago Atitlan.

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Market day in Chichicastenango:

 

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Very colorful cakes in a pastry shop of Chichicastenango.

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In addition, Chichicastenango has an amazing number of dentists.

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