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The Temple of the Inscriptions

The Temple of the Inscriptions

(11 Shots) | Palenque was a Maya City. It’s in the state of Chiapas. The Palenque ruins date from ca. 226 BC to ca. AD 799. What I liked a lot was that is was on a mountainside, surrounded by jungle; and that it had a more human scale. for example, the Temple of the Inscriptions was not ‘just’ a pyramid; but a pyramid with a temple on top, that you could actually enter.

Corbel Arch

Corbel Arch

The Palace

The Palace

The Palace; backdoor

The Palace; backdoor

The Palace, Aquaduct

The Palace, Aquaduct

The Temple of the Cross

The Temple of the Cross

The Temple of the Cross, remains of reliefs

The Temple of the Cross, remains of reliefs

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SiteView

The Temple of the Cross from above

The Temple of the Cross from above

The Temple of the Foliated Cross

The Temple of the Foliated Cross

Unrestored in the Jungle

Unrestored in the Jungle

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The Cascadas de Agua Azul

The Cascadas de Agua Azul

(6 Shots) | In the state of Chiapas; near Palenque are ‘The Cascadas de Agua Azul’; or ‘The Blue Falls’. There wasn’t much Blue left in the old slides, so here it is in B&W.

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The Cascadas de Agua Azul prt2

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The Cascadas de Agua Azul prt3

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The Cascadas de Agua Azul prt4

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The Cascadas de Agua Azul prt5

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The Cascadas de Agua Azul prt6

Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk

‘Thunderbirds are Go’ popped up in my head, when I saw these Anton Corbijn portraits of the members of Kraftwerk. Great idea, this clean approach, and it suits their synthetic analog-computer music very well.

“Ich bin der Musikant mit Taschenrechner in der Hand
Ich addiere
Und subtrahiere
Kontrolliere
Und Komponiere
Und wenn ich diese Taste drück
Spielt er ein kleines Musikstück”.

(Short Mexico-break) | (looks best full screen; click once; and once more on the image and then F11)

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(7 Shots) | (Short Mexico-break) | Today was the last day of the large Anton Corbijn retrospective ‘Hollands Deep’, in the ‘Gemeentemuseum’ in The Hague. An additional exhibition, called ‘1-2-3-4’, in the ‘Hague Museum of Photography’, is extended till the 16th of august. Great work! Quite a lot of his photo’s are famous; but it was special to see them ‘for real’. Feeling, atmosphere, special-characteristic moments, that is what matters in his work; technical stuff is minor, like in the music of Joy Division or Tom Waits; passion and meaning speak. I had my camera with me; but it felt silly to take shots from shots. After a while I started to shoot the exhibition and the uniqueness of all these wonderful photo’s, being together.

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