Dzibanché — Part 2


It’s not often when I find people from El Paso singled out for anything.  So you can imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon a sign indicating that people from El Paso are not welcome on some trails in Dzibanché.  That was a rather cruel blow.

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Just kidding.  Actually, many of the structures at Dzibanché are surprisingly accessible.  Indeed, one may climb atop some of these structures, and Ursula did that on at least one occasion with our tour guide Enrique.

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I had other things to do.  You’ll remember that we felt a bit pressed for time, as we had to be back aboard the Norwegian Star in time for sailing.  So, I pulled out a piece of paper and started sketching away furiously in a race to complete the drawing in under twenty minutes.  The rather rushed result was this:

A Quick Sketch

A Quick Sketch

Actually, that picture is a photograph I took and converted using Picasa.  The point being that Dzibanché is a great place for experimental photographic effects, including black and white conversions and more artistic effects.

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On Monday I promised to post photographs of ancient Mayan architectural details such as carved stones and painted stucco (note the reds).  Click on any of the following images for an enlarged look:

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2 responses to “Dzibanché — Part 2

  1. Love the stone construction. Amazing and fascinating how it was built… And very intriguing

  2. Lovely photos, R. Doug. That’s certainly a place I’d love to visit.