Travel Photography Photos tagged as monuments and mountains
A stiffish climb up the pathway to Waynapichu gives this wonderful view of Machupicchu. You need to be reasonably fit to do this walk but the view at the top is worth the burning lungs and legs. Magic
The view from the top of Waynapicchu shows not just the layout of Machupicchu but in the context of the surrounding naural features. Machupicchu can be seen on the left of the picture half way up
Impossible to capture fully this place on film. It exceeded our expectations even with the huge build up we had. If you are going to go, go early. If you get the chance, climb the mountain behind, Waynapicchu for truly spectacular views of the area.
A Mexican woman carving a statue from wood, sitting in the grounds of Chiche-Itza, Mexico
The tablet explains the detailed description of the building which housed the Ball Game room in Chichen-Itza
The natural sink holes. One of the most impressive of these is the Cenote Sagrado, which was a place of pilgrimage for ancient Maya people who, according to ethno-historic sources, would conduct sacrifices during times of drought. Archaeological investigations support this as thousands of objects have been removed from the bottom of the cenote, including materials such as gold, carved jade, copal, pottery, flint, obsidian, shell, wood, rubber, cloth, as well as skeletons of children and men.
The building where was housed El Patio de las Pelotas, the courtyard where the Mayan elite used to play ball.
The remains of a Courtyard wall
The map of the ancient capital of Yucatan showing the layout of various monuments, temples and other buildings used for religious and social ceremonies.