Category Archives: Architecture

Dreaming of a Bali Villa Vacation

Bali Villa

November 24th, 2020 Go ahead, dream. The day is coming! I’ve refreshed and reposted my thoughts on a Bali villa vacation, below. More tomorrow, Kelly Repost of the Day: Adding a bit of light to the darkness as we get through the pandemic together. This series features travel photos from my archives, shared with you while staying close to home.

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Sport & Skullduggery at Chichén Itzá

September 25th, 2020 Today we’re visiting the Grand Ball Court of Chichén Itzá, located at the northwest edge of the site. Just outside the court we find the tzompantli, loosely translated as “skull rack.” Here, the skulls are carved in stone, placed on vertical sticks, a macabre sight in the light of day. In my research of the Maya, I’ve

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Chichén Itzá’s La Iglesia

September 22nd, 2020 After yesterday’s thoughts on the Temple of Kukulcan, today we’re taking our first look at La Iglesia (church) which is one of the structures of Chichén Itzá’s Grupo de las Monjas (the group of structures around and including the Nunnery). La Iglesia is striking for its contrast with the Temple of Kukulcan — the former being rectangular

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Captivating Cobá

September 17th, 2020 Though not far from one another on the Yucatán Peninsula, Ek Balam and Cobá leave very different impressions. The angular perfection of Ek Balam stands in contrast to the aged and overgrown nature of Cobá. Ek Balam is more recent (700-1100 AD) while Cobá spans the entire Pre-Classic to Post-Classic range of Maya civilization, potentially inhabited for

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