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The Temple Pyramid of Kukulkan … Part 3

15 May


musica-prehispanic –jorge-reyes

Carmen – our Guide – shows us how Mayan Temples used to look – brilliantly colored and illustrated. 

At last … there it is: The Temple Pyramid of Kukulkan!

So why is Pyramid of Kukulkan so special? There are others that are bigger and more impressive.
But there are several reasons that I will reveal shortly.

Our motley crew.

Up until recently they used to let people clamour all over this. And, of course,
everybody wants to do that. Me too.
BUT this is a very important artifact and thousands of people climbing on it
will eventually destroy it. So I’m glad they stopped that. 

Getting the vibe.

93 steps …

Coming Next: Amazing things about this Pyramid

The Temple Pyramid of Kukulkan … Part 2

8 May


musica-prehispanic –jorge-reyes

Fierce, Majestic, Mysterious

What can be said of the Ancient Maya? –  a massive Civilization/Culture
that spanned beyond 3500 years throughout Central America.
Much, much more than I have room for here.

And much more to be revealed.

File:Carte Empire Itza 1519.tif
Recent aerial laser technology has revealed over 60,000 manmade structures in in Central America. 
Many appear to be large pyramids. They don’t have the enough time, money, or people to investigate them.
Most will remain a mystery far beyond our lifetime.

The Mayans/Aztecs built immense Pyramids – several bigger than the Pyramids in Egypt.

Without the wheel or metal tools.
Yeah.

Entering Chichen Itza

Looks like a fortress … 

It was pretty hot so I opted to buy a hat.
I’ve had sunstroke once so this would protect the back of my neck.

Unfortunately this made me look more like Belloq – the Raiders bad guy – than Indy. 

Hmmm …

UNESCO Historic site.

Protected. 

Oh shush!

Next: Temple Pyramid of Kukulkan

YUCATAN …

2 Apr


brian eno

 

 

YUCATAN … The Mystery of Maya

18 Mar


Meditative Mayan

Apology to
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

UPDATE …

23 Feb

 

 

The Mayan Pyramid of the Mighty Kukulkan / Quetzalcoatl

Apology for not posting anything recently. Of course, I was in Mexico for a week. But I’ve also been sick – and working. I caught a Cold in Mexico (believe it or not). We got trapped in a torrential tropical downpour while on a shopping excursion in Playa Del Carmen. We neglected to bring the umbrella that we saw in our hotel room. An umbrella is a handy tool down here for fending off sun and rain – which can be abundant. Getting soaked was kind of fun really. I wasn’t cold at all. But I got a Cold from it anyhow. Not enough to ruin the holiday, but that’s where it started. Eventually, on the last day it started to get worse and this was combined with some Heat Stroke – and then food poisoning from a kiosk at the airport. So I was pretty sick on the the 5 hour flight back. After we got to Calgary I got over the Heat Stroke and food poisoning pretty quickly. But the cold has gotten worse and I’m taking a few Cold meds to get by. So I haven’t been up to doing much on the blog. Strangely, a couple of years ago, Rose and I both got food poisoning on our last day in Punta Cana, Santa Domingo too. We figure it was from the water we got careless with – brushing our teeth. On that trip it took 14 hours to get home. Sick all the way. In both instances though, the holiday wasn’t ruined because it happened at the end. If it had happened at the beginning that would have been a different story. Travelling from Canada to these tropical countries can have these kind of experiences. Combined with a big altitude change you are going from -20 F to 85 F or more. That’s over 100 degrees temperature difference. Be forewarned. And be careful.

Rose enjoying the surf.

Anyway, I’ll get something up here shortly.

 

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