Posts Tagged ‘ruins’

Tikal

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Main Acropolis

Main Acropolis


Tikal, The Place of the Voices, as known by the few left Itza speakers.

This is one of the greatest monuments Human Civilization has ever produce.
I would easily put this place as one of the 100 must see before you kick the bucket.
Those Mayan temples towering over the jungle canopy would leave you breathless!
What a great saga is recorded on each of these stones.

Discovery
What!? I really hate when modern history uses the word “Discovery” in cases like this.
Apparently for History literature, indigenous people, don’t count, they aren’t, well, real people.
The indigenous people of the Peten always had knowledge of this ruins, in fact, they led many expeditions to show them to Western explorers. And of course, it is one of these explorers, Modesto Mendez, who is credited with the “discovery” of the ruins.

Discovery!?

Discovery!?

Eli is always a nice guy, I was guiding this handsome couple whom were visiting us all the way from Canada:

Always watch out for those unexpected rains or hailstones!

Tikal is one of the last easy access places where you can still find wild life. You’ll love the large bands of Coati. One of these bands, maybe up to 70 strong, cross in front of me, there were maybe 6-8 females, each of them with at least 6 young, plus the males and of course my camera is in my backpack.
Our cousins Howlers and Spiders are everywhere, keep and eye open for them.

Iximche

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Iximche
Iximche, the first capital city of the Guatemalan Kingdom. This ruins are still used by Mayan Priest to perform Mayan Ceremonies and Rituals. A very peaceful and tranquil place. Excellent for contemplating Mayan Architecture and maybe a picnic.

Temple IV

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Temple IV
Temple IV, Mayan City of Tikal. On of the tallest buildings constructed by The Mayan -or aliens some rather believe-. Seen this well illuminated during the “show” of the beginning of the new Baktun* was an amazing spectacle.

Yaxha

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Yaxha
I bring you a Sun Set seen from the top of a Mayan Temple at Yaxha. The name Yaxha means: Green and Blue Waters. An hour drive from Santa Elena Peten, this is one more of the Mayan Wonders one can awe at.