Mexico from Slides prt17: Palenque

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

SiteView

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

8 comments
  1. I can’t help but think that you must be having good moments getting all those wonderful slides out of their more somber state… I imagine it to be a bit tedious at times, but rewarding… thank you for this voyage, Harrie… I’ve never been to Mexico, though I am much closer than you are to it… it makes me want to go…

    • My sentiments and thank you for your dedication and resiliency.

    • … I get them out of a dark, black, plastic box and give them back to the light after 22 years. 🙂 Yes, that feels good. For me the fun is to ‘relive’ that trip; and to ‘relive’ how I photographed in those days. It gets a little tedious after having cleaned and scanned 30 slides; with 20 more to go… 🙂 But once they are in the computer it is a challenge for me to get the best out of them, with my ‘now-a-days-photography-skills-and-insights’… And it feels good that people, like you (and Barry..), are enjoying these posts. So, thanks a lot, Caroline; and I hope you’ll go, some day.

  2. It is a great history lesson and a look fir me that otherwise I won’t of seen
    All the time I thought it was a recent trip
    Great series Harrie
    As always Sheldon

    • Thank you, Sheldon, for your interest and comments; much appreciated!

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