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Son of Groucho

Son of Groucho

Scottish people mechanic and photography fanatic.
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From Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula has undeniably stunning beaches around Cancún, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum. But those who wish to cool off from the sun and teeny-bikini flashiness can escape to a secret underworld of turquoise pools where Mayans communicated with the gods. At these hidden locations, you can swim in crisp mineral-rich waters in magical caves or under a jungle-framed sky and feel lost in another time. Cenotes are natural swimming holes formed by the collapse of porous limestone bedrock, which has revealed a secret subterranean world of groundwater pools. Most cave cenotes have fresh water that has been meticulously filtered by the earth, making them so clear and pure that you can see straight through to small fish frolicking in the plant life below. Open-air cenotes also have clear water, and often are home to vitamin- and mineral-rich algae that nourish and... more... - Son of Groucho
Las Monjas Complex 3
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Meanwhile, Back at the Ball Court...
Human Sacrifice
Farewell to Chichen Itza
From The Mesoamerican ballgame or Ōllamaliztli in Nahuatl (Nahuatl pronunciation: /oːlːamaˈlistɬi/) was a sport with ritual associations played since 1,400 B.C.[1] by the pre-Columbian peoples of Ancient Mexico and Central America. The sport had different versions in different places during the millennia, and a newer more modern version of the game, ulama, is still played in a few places by the indigenous population.[2] The rules of Ōllamaliztli are not known, but judging from its descendant, ulama, they were probably similar to racquetball,[3] where the aim is to keep the ball in play. The stone ballcourt goals are a late addition to the game. In the most widespread version of the game, the players struck the ball with their hips, although some versions allowed the use of forearms, rackets, bats, or handstones. The ball was made of solid rubber and weighed as much as 4 kg (9 lbs), and sizes differed greatly over time or according to... more... - Son of Groucho
Fourth picture shows human sacrifice in connection with the ballgame at Chichen Itza. - Son of Groucho
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Temple of a Thousand Warriors 1
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El Castillo 1
Ballpark Figure
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From Chichen Itza (/tʃiːˈtʃɛn iːˈtsɑː/,[1] Spanish: Chichén Itzá [tʃiˈtʃen iˈtsa], from Yucatec Maya: Chi'ch'èen Ìitsha' [tɕʰɨɪʼtɕʼeːn˧˩ iː˧˩tsʰaʲ];[2] "at the mouth of the well of the Itza") was a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya people of the Terminal Classic. The archaeological site is located in the municipality of Tinum, in the Mexican state of Yucatán.[3] Chichen Itza was a major focal point in the Northern Maya Lowlands from the Late Classic (c. AD 600–900) through the Terminal Classic (c. AD 800–900) and into the early portion of the Postclassic period (c. AD 900–1200). The site exhibits a multitude of architectural styles, reminiscent of styles seen in central Mexico and of the Puuc and Chenes styles of the Northern Mayallowlands. The presence of central Mexican styles was once thought to have been representative of direct migration or even conquest from central Mexico, but most contemporary interpretations view the... more... - Son of Groucho
Fantastic photos! Thanks for sharing these. :) - Jenny H.
Thanks! More to come! - Son of Groucho from iPhone
Had a problem with our telephone line that was fixed almost 2 days ago. We were told the broadband could take 3 days to get back to normal! I thought they were kidding, but connection is still pretty awful: can't stream videos at all, for example. Anyone know why this is?
Sadly, no. :( - Jenny H. from Android
Connection seems almost normal now. - Son of Groucho
Problems with our broadband: really irritating!
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Hotel Riu Palace
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21 Actual Analogies Used By High School Students in English Essays. #8 Is Gold. -
21 Actual Analogies Used By High School Students in English Essays. #8 Is Gold.
#12 I can so relate. - Anika
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