I cannot think of a better food for the Lenten season here in Guatemala than ceviche. It is as freshly delicious and easy to make as it is nutritious. It also is versatile. Ceviche can be perfect as a starter paired with a cold Guatemalan beer or it can become the main meal paired with a fine sparkling or still wine.
Ana Livingston Paddock was raised in the Highlands of Guatemala, educated in art in the U.S. and Sweden. She has exhibited her past work in the U.S. and in Europe. After an absence of several years from Guatemala, Livingston Paddock has returned to La Antigua, where she now lives and pursues her various art projects.
Each Sunday during Lent, and leading up to Semana Santa or Holy Week, several local congregations sponsor religious processions that depart from their church and follow various routes through the streets of Antigua before returning to their parish hours later.
While carpet making has all the glamour for Semana Santa and is the big highlight for many of us, the velaciones before each procession and the Maundy Thursday sagrarios. La Antigua Guatemala has the largest celebration in the world for Semana Santa — outdoing Seville are important parts of Holy Week traditions.
Carlotta Boettcher’s photo exhibition, “San Francisco 70s: Urban Portraits,” captures the ordinary moments of an extraordinary place and time. Through 27 images taken over 40 years ago, she reveals San Franciscans exploring their freedom, diversity and individuality.