Thursday, 28 April 2016

Chunyaxche / Ruinas Muyil

Here's a few pictures from a rainy walk at the Ruins of Muyil, also known as Chunyaxche. Located 25 kms south of Tulum, these ruins have a less explored, less touristy vibe then some of the larger ruins in the area. Lots of piles of stones and unexcavated buildings hidden in the jungle. Behind El Castillo is a series of boardwalks through the jungle that lead to Laguna Muyil and boat tours of the Sian Kaan Biosphere. (for a price)
Top to Bottom: Plaza de la Entrada and Estructura 7H-3, Templo 8 (Estructura 9K-1), Estructura 8I-13 (El Castillo),  Estructura 9K-23. Noblex Panoramics.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Chichen Itza Pt.2

4 more from Chichen Itza, February 2016. Definitely worth visiting if you've never been there, despite the crowds. Scroll down for Pt.1.
Top to Bottom: Platform of The Eagles and Jaguars, The Nunnery and Iglesia, The Observatory, and Tomb of the High Priest. Noblex.

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Chichen Itza Pt.1

This is part one of my pictures from Chichen Itza, Mexico. More to follow.
By midday it is overrun with tourists, and impossible to get a photo without someone taking a selfie right in the way.
Despite all of that, it is truly a magnificent place, worth visiting if you ever get the chance. Truly mind blowing.
Top to Bottom: Kukulkan Pyramid or "El Castillo", Temple of the Bearded Man, Tzompantli, and the Great Ball Court. Noblex Panoramics, about 930 am, before the tour buses arrive.


Saturday, 9 April 2016

Ruins of Tulum

This the second of five sets of ruins we visited while in Tulum February 2016. These were taken about 9 am, before the sun was full up, and before this place was completely overrun with tourists. I recommend visiting early.
Here's 5 of my favourites from my C41 pictures here.
Top to bottom: A wide overview of the main area, Temple of the Frescoes and Castillo, Temple of the Wind, House of the Chultun (with iguana!) and Temple of the Sea. Noblex Panoramics, Ektar 100 film.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Coba 360 Panoramics

Here's a few 360 panoramas from the Mayan ruins of Coba. Click to enlarge.
The first is the view from top of the Nohoch Mul Pyramid at Coba. Worth the climb.
The second is the ball court, near the entrance to the ruins and the bicycle rentals.
360 spinner camera, lomo xpro 200 film.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Mayan ruins of Coba

This is Coba. 1 of 5 sets of ruins my wife and I visited in Feb 2016. Click on the photos to enlarge.
I've had a mild obsession with ancient ruins since seeing my dad's pictures of Chichen Itza years and years ago.
Indiana Jones can probably also be blamed for my amateur archaeologist tendencies. Anyhow...
Coba is home to Nohoch Mul, the tallest temple pyramid on the Yucatan Peninsula. One of few you are still allowed to climb. Between 600-900 AD Coba was said to have had 50000 inhabitants and covered 80 square kilometres! Be sure to rent a bike if visiting as you have to cover a bit of ground to see all of the excavated sights. These are Noblex Panoramics shot on Ektar 100.