Published: December 23rd 2008December 18th 2008
Markets in Guatemala are colourful and bustling. From the Aladdin´s Cave that is the indoor market in Panajachel to the hectic Friday morning affair in Solola or the fruit and veg stalls lining the streets of San Pedro - the sights and sounds make Dublin´s Moore Street seems subdued.
These markets around the Lake Atitlan attract traders in traditional dress from the surrounding highland villages who come and sell everything and anything you can think of. While staying on the Lake Atitlan, the markets have been a great source for our daily dose of avocadoes, bananas and tortillas.
Lake Atitlan is a spectacular setting - framed by three volcanoes against a backdrop of lush green hills. Inspiring stuff...so inspiring James hit the oils!
With Gaspar, a local artist from San Pedro as his guide, James created a work of art that captures the vibrant colours and energy of Guatemala´s markets. It took 14 hours over two days.
Judge for yourself...they do say a picture paints a thousand words...
From Jess (who is very proud of the talented James!)
There are more photos below