Tikal Monochromes

Tikal, Peten, Guatemala, 30 August 2016

 

These monochrome images also appear as colour images in the Tikal post. If you haven’t seen that post you should look at it as well, because many of the images are infrared and appear quite differently in colour to what you might expect, and because there are also extensive notes.

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Probably Templo 1 from the rear.

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A “palace”, generally presumed to be a royal living and administration area, but without much firm evidence.

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A ball court in front of the palace.

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Templo 2.

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The Great Plaza (into the sun). Templo 1 on the right and the North Acropolis at the left.

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Templo 2.

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Templo 1 on the left, Templo 2 on the right and North Acropolis in the distance, taken from the Central Acropolis. This is the main ceremonial area but there would have been few trees 1600 years ago.

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Templo 1.

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People ascending the Central Acropolis. Templo IV above the jungle at the horizon.

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Jungle.

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Templo 3.

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A giant mask on a wall.

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Gran Pirámide, Plaza of the Lost World, one of the oldest remaining parts of Tikal.

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Temple of the skulls, Plaza of the Lost Worlds.

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Plaza of the Seven Temples.

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Plaza of the Seven Temples.

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Plaza of the Seven Temples.

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Plaza of the Seven Temples.

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Plaza of the Seven Temples.

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Templo 5.

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The top of Templo 4, the highest at 74 metres or 150 feet, and probably a yellow-naped parrot.

 

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Templo 3. They didn’t have windows of course, that’s just to keep people out of the chamber.

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2 comments on “Tikal Monochromes

  1. leggypeggy says:

    Great pics. I think I like the second shot of Templo 2 best.

    Like

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