Standing in front of this structure built a thousand years ago, full of history, mysticism and also decadence can be an overwhelming experience. I had the chance to visit Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to share with you some of the pictures I took. I hope you guys like it.
The Castle - Chichen Itza, is the Temple of Kukulkan (a Maya feathered serpent deity similar to the Aztec Quetzalcoatl), usually referred to as El Castillo ("the castle/palace").This step pyramid stands about 35 metres (98 ft) high and consists of a series of nine square terraces, each approximately 2.57 metres (8.4 ft) high, with a 6-metre (20 ft) high temple upon the summit.The sides of the pyramid are approximately 55.3 metres (181 ft) at the base and rise at an angle of 53°, although that varies slightly for each side. The four faces of the pyramid have protruding stairways that rise at an angle of 45°.The talud walls of each terrace slant at an angle of between 72° and 74°.At the base of the balustrades of the northeastern staircase are carved heads of a serpent.
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A nice view of this impressive structure, probably one of the most photographed ancient monuments in the world today. I like the cloud patterns over the pyramid. The add a dramatic backdrop to the scene. I have visited this place a few times now and the whole Chichen Itza complex never ceases to impress me.
There are many images of the Mayan pyramid at Chichen Itza, I have a few myself; but your POV has really caught my eye here. The rich tones suggest a warm end of day as the sun sets and the interesting sky adds to the overall effect of the image.