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This is the End

This is the End

No more slides… No more Mexico. Those of you who followed, liked, or commented; thanks a lot; hope you enjoyed the trip. For me, digitizing these old slides brought back a lot of fine memories; and I liked to see how I photographed in those days, when taking photo’s was a kind of favorite hobby mostly practized only seriously on holidays. Adios! (next shots from Spain; don’t know when).

(looks best full screen; click once; and once more on the image and then F11)

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Tulum and the Ocean

Tulum and the Ocean

(5 Shots) Tulum was a kind of a bonus. We’d seen a lot; and Tulum could not catch up with that. Most interesting was that it was built upon a rocky coast. next to the enormous Ocean.

Tulum prt1

Tulum prt1

Tulum prt2

Tulum prt2

Tulum prt3

Tulum prt3

Tulum prt4

Tulum prt4

Through the Muzzle

Through the Muzzle

(15 Shots) On the right side of the first shot are the upper and lower Temple of the Jaguar; which had to do with battle and war; probably to ask some gods for victory. Behind the Jaguar-temples is a huge ballgame-court. It’s almost 150m. long; 30m. wide and the walls are 8m. high.

Ballgame-court

Ballgame-court

Ballgame-court prt2

Ballgame-court prt2

On, and inside the Temples of the Jaguar were reliefs.

Relief prt1

Relief prt1

Relief prt2

Relief prt2

Relief prt3

Relief prt3

Relief prt4

Relief prt4

El Caracol

El Caracol

“El Caracol or, The Snail is a round building on a large square platform. It gets its name from the stone spiral staircase inside. The structure, with its unusual placement on the platform and its round shape (the others are rectangular, in keeping with Maya practice), is theorized to have been a proto-observatory with doors and windows aligned to astronomical events, specifically around the path of Venus as it traverses the heavens.”(Wiki)

El Caracol prt2

El Caracol prt2

El Caracol prt3

El Caracol prt3

El Caracol, detail

El Caracol, detail

El Caracol, detail prt2

El Caracol, detail prt2

Backdoor

Backdoor

Temple-conversation

Temple-conversation

La Iglesia (small temple)

La Iglesia (small temple)

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