Yaxha and Topoxté (IR)

Yaxha and Topoxté, Peten, Guatemala, 27-28 August 2016

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Infrareds from Yaxha and Topoxté.  For more detail see the previous two posts in ordinary colour.  In many cases there is an equivalent image there.

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Yaxha,

This image is intended to provide a hint of realism, albeit in infrared.  The pyramids would have been painted and I have a book which shows the Yaxha pyramids as red.  Perhaps that’s accurate because the main noticeboard at the site also shows them as red.  There would have been no trees around though and no grass growing on the steps.  The whole surrounding area would also have been paved and, if the illustrations I have seen are accurate, white.

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There are probably several pyramids here, built one on top of each other, so maybe the colours changed each time.

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In any case, the colours of the past are perhaps conjectural.

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Topoxté.

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Archaeology, Architecture, Guatemala, Infrared, Landscape, Maya, Nature, Photography, Topoxte, Travel, Yaxha .

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Archaeology, Architecture, Guatemala, Infrared, Landscape, Maya, Nature, Photography, Topoxte, Travel, Yaxha .

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Archaeology, Architecture, Guatemala, Infrared, Landscape, Maya, Nature, Photography, Topoxte, Travel, Yaxha .

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Archaeology, Architecture, Guatemala, Infrared, Landscape, Maya, Nature, Photography, Topoxte, Travel, Yaxha .

3 comments on “Yaxha and Topoxté (IR)

  1. leggypeggy says:

    Back on the wine! hahaha

    Liked by 1 person

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