Mexico from Slides prt25: Chichen Itza prt3

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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1 comment
  1. I’m going to put the Relief prt3 on my desktop for a while… if you don’t mind… I want to plunge into it more… thanks Harrie!

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