Wednesday, March 07, 2007

A Few Photos from Chichen Itza

Some of the famous "thousand columns" --
Throughout the ruins, local people set out a variety of tourist goods for sale. Our bus-tour guide disapproved, and urged us not to buy from them. In fact their presence in a national park probably says a lot about the relationship of local people and government. They are persistent and sometimes annoying, while admittedly adding a lot of color to the site.

The motivs on the various carved friezes are fascinating, but hard to understand. Is this a jaguar?

A Jaguar statue:

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