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SAN PEDRO – the fun files

Eye work for your entertainmment. In Guatemala.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

Excuse me Mister Saint Peter, but that concrete rooster is just driving me crazy...

Excuse me Mister Saint Peter, but that concrete rooster is just driving me crazy…

 

 

 

 

 

"Hey, Pedro, don't you think we should do something?""Nah, Pedro, let's just sit here a little longer..."

“Hey, Pedro, don’t you think we should do something?”
“Nah, Pedro, let’s just sit here a little longer…”

 

 

 

 

 

 

"You should buy this, madam, it's our new and improved Bible...""How is it improved?" "It comes with a zipper, so you don't open it by mistake."

“You should buy this one, madam, it’s our new and improved Bible…”
“How is it improved?”
“It comes with a zipper, so you don’t open it by mistake.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guatemala. The only place i ever saw fuelling stations constructed entirely out of plastic...

Guatemala. The only place i ever saw fuelling stations constructed entirely out of plastic…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Help me, darling. I want to get this just right.""Of course, dear. And uor ugly little car will look so much better with a flaming feline pasted to the door..."

“Help me, darling. I want to get this just right.”
“Of course, dear. And our ugly little car will look so much better with a flaming feline pasted to the door…”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please climb down from that pole, Dolly. I promise i'll never rip your arms off again...

Please climb down from that pole, Dolly. I promise i’ll never rip your arms off again…

 

 

 

 

 

 

One love. And he or she is obviously upstairs.

One love. And he or she is obviously upstairs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Duck!""Why?" "Photographer!"

“Duck!”
“Why?”
“Photographer!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Excuse me ladies, could i have a smile?""Why, you asked so politely, we think we'll give you a roaring smile instead...!"

“Excuse me ladies, could i have a smile?”
“Why, you asked so politely, we think we’ll give you a roaring smile instead…!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The bars, in the long run, don't bother you any more. It's the prisoner's uniform you can never get used to...

The bars, in the long run, don’t bother you any more. It’s the prisoner’s uniform you can never get used to…

 

 

 

All taken a few days ago in San Pedro de la Laguna, Solola’, Guatemala. I hope you’re smiling now…

Alessandro Ciapanna

LAKE ATITLAN – the view from Santiago

On the shores of Guatemala’s great lake, neatly nested between two massive volcanoes, is Santiago Atitlan. And how do you translate Santiago? Why, it’s┬áSaint James, of course…

 

 

 

 

Active canoe, dormant volcano.

Active canoe, dormant volcano.

 

 

 

 

 

Obviously, the best fishes are close to the pier.

Obviously, the best fishes are close to the pier.

 

 

 

 

 

No, wait: the best fishes are underneath the pier...

No, wait: the best fishes are underneath the pier…

 

 

 

 

 

 

...or just off the end...

…or just off the end…

 

 

 

 

 

And, ultimately, if you catch no fish at all, you can always have a hot dog right out of a rusty cart...

And, ultimately, if you catch no fish at all, you can always have a hot dog right out of a rusty cart…

 

 

 

 

 

Canoes is... good news.

Canoes is… good news.

 

 

 

 

 

"Hey, dad! What does it all mean?""I'm not so sure, son..."

“Hey, dad! What does it all mean?”
“I’m not so sure, son…”

 

 

 

 

 

All photos taken in february 2013.

 

Hope you enjoyed.

Alessandro Ciapanna

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAN PEDRO – just kiddin’

San Pedro de la Laguna, Solola’, Guatemala. Population of about twentythousand, most of which seem to be children.

 

 

 

 

First day, first photograph. "Welcome to Guatemala!"

First day, first photograph. “Welcome to Guatemala!”

 

 

 

 

Wargames.

Wargames.

 

 

 

 

 

Periscope.

Periscope.

 

 

 

 

 

He scored.

Two goalkeepers. (He scored.)

 

 

 

 

 

Slingshot. (He missed.)

Slingshot. (He missed.)

 

 

 

 

Strong evidence for the land bridge theory.

Strong evidence for the land bridge theory.

 

 

 

 

 

Splash!

Splash!

 

 

 

 

 

How many points is this shot worth?

Hey, coach, how many points is this shot worth?

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the visit! I hope you enjoyed.

Alessandro Ciapanna