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Yearly Archive: 2012

Wednesday

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December 2012

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Tuesday

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Friday

21

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B’ak’tun 13

Written by , Posted in Canon 7D, Washington DC

If you’re reading this it means the Mayans were wrong and we survived, lol!  The American Indian Museum celebrated the B’ak’tun 13 Festival last weekend with dances, a fashion show, and lectures.

This beautiful sawdust carpet was made by a Guatemalan artist Ubaldo Sanchez.  Traditionally it’s made with colored sawdust, but this one also included rice.  You can see towards the bottom of the photo where some of the sawdust separated from the carpet’s backing.

 

Baktun 13 Festival - photo by Renel Holton - www.renelholton.com

Sawdust carpet by Guatemalan artist Ubaldo Sanchez

 

Grupo AWAL presented traditional dances from the city of Concepcion Chiquirichapa in the Guatemalan highlands. The dances are based on a cylindrical calendar cycle.

 

Baktun 13 Festival - photo by Renel Holton - www.renelholton.com

Celebrating the four seasons

Baktun 13 Festival - photo by Renel Holton - www.renelholton.com

Celebrating the maize crop

Baktun 13 Festival - photo by Renel Holton - www.renelholton.com

Celebrating the maize crop

 

There was also a father and daughter duo playing the marimba.

 

Baktun 13 Festival - photo by Renel Holton - www.renelholton.com

The marimba is a musical instrument in the percussion family. It consists of a set of wooden bars with resonators. The bars are struck with mallets to produce musical tones.

Thursday

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A Stop at Willoughby

Written by , Posted in Black & White, Canon 7D, Christmas

I love train sets as a part of Christmas decorations, but it always reminds me of the Twilight Zone episode “A Stop at Willoughby.”  I won’t spoil the ending for those who haven’t seen it.  The episode is airing during Syfy’s annual Twilight Zone New Year’s Eve/New Year’s day marathon on Jan. 1 at 7 pm EST.  I’m a huge fan of the show so of course I’ll be watching.

 

Train set - photo by Renel Holton - www.renelholton.com

Train set - photo by Renel Holton - www.renelholton.com

Train set - photo by Renel Holton - www.renelholton.com

Train set - photo by Renel Holton - www.renelholton.com

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