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Chichen Itza

While Rob and I were in Mexico, we visited Chichen Itza, one of the new seven wonders of the world.  During the 3-hour bus ride to the ruins, our tour guide, Gilberto, gave us the history of the Mayan civilization and of the ruins.  It was a wonderful excursion and I’m so glad we were able to see this amazing piece of history.

Here are a couple photos of the main pyramid.  I’ll post some of the other ruins over the next few days.  Photos are SOOC.

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15 responses

  1. Martina

    Bonnie, very nice photos, love the top one’s angle and PoV.

    July 19, 2011 at 9:02 PM

  2. The first one is amazing because of the POV/angle….great work. I would love to the the other photos…

    July 20, 2011 at 3:43 AM

    • Thank you Schleefy. I’ll be posting more soon!

      July 20, 2011 at 8:42 AM

  3. Fascinating place and your first photo shows terrific detail. Like Martina and Schleefy I too like the angle and POV –

    July 20, 2011 at 8:05 AM

    • Thank you Barbara! The first photo is my favorite from the day. 🙂

      July 20, 2011 at 8:42 AM

  4. Amy

    Ph wow – were you able to walk to the top of any of them?

    July 20, 2011 at 8:20 AM

    • No unfortunately, they no longer allow people on the ruins themselves. Several (drunk) spring breakers fell off and got killed, and they also vandalized (graffiti) the inside rooms of the pyramid. Such a shame that people have to be so disrespectful.

      July 20, 2011 at 8:44 AM

  5. Wow! What an opportunity! Love these pictures. Looks like you had a great time on your vacation. Keep those photos coming!

    July 20, 2011 at 8:20 AM

  6. Thanks Amber. I’ll be posting more soon!

    July 20, 2011 at 8:44 AM

  7. Tammy

    Lucky You!! I love that first picture..the close up and the angle really gives us perspective of the textures and size! Very cool.

    And of course you can pass on the polar bear pic to your friend! 🙂

    July 20, 2011 at 8:56 AM

  8. Great images Bonnie! Looks like a great “photo” vacation!! 🙂

    July 20, 2011 at 9:28 AM

  9. Patti

    That first photo really gives an amazing view of the stairway. It communicates distinct feelings about the people who designed and walked up those stairs.

    July 21, 2011 at 2:23 PM

  10. Great photos. I’m jealous. 🙂

    July 21, 2011 at 11:19 PM

  11. Oh, you lucky thing! I’ve always wanted to see Chichen Itza. Thanks for sharing!

    July 29, 2011 at 11:59 AM

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