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Photo "Quetzalcoatl"

photo "Quetzalcoatl" tags: travel, architecture, landscape, North America
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The Temple of Kukulkan (the Feathered Serpent God, also known as Quetzalcoatl) is the largest and most important ceremonial structure at Chichen Itza. This ninety-foot tall pyramid was built during the eleventh to thirteenth centuries directly upon the multiple foundations of previous temples. The pyramid is a store-house of information on the Mayan calendar. Each face of the four-sided structure has a stairway with ninety-one steps, which together with the shared step of the platform at the top, add up to 365, the number of days in a year. On each face of the pyramid the central stairway divides the nine terraces into eighteen segments representing the eighteen months of the Mayan calendar. The pyramid is also directionally oriented to mark the solstices and equinoxes. 
Wed 5 Jun 2002 06:12
film camera Canon EOS 3
scaner HP 3200c
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Alex Amelin Alex Amelin #1 Wed 5 Jun 2002 06:19

very nice!

Victoria Victoria #2 Wed 5 Jun 2002 09:27

Beautiful b&w photo!

Teresa Rosa Teresa Rosa #3 Wed 5 Jun 2002 11:26

Fantastic work!!!!!

alx-sx alx-sx #4 Wed 5 Jun 2002 14:24


Jacob Lopes Jacob Lopes #5 Wed 5 Jun 2002 21:58

Another perfect b&w picture!
Excellent tonalitys and detail!

Berenice Kauffmann Abud  - AFIAP Berenice Kauffmann Abud - AFIAP #6 Thu 6 Jun 2002 09:07

Very beautiful composition, Leandro!

Katrin Andreyeff Katrin Andreyeff #7 Fri 7 Jun 2002 21:25

What an interesting structure!
Thank you for your story, Leandro.

Alex Kirkovsky Alex Kirkovsky #8 Sat 8 Jun 2002 13:27

Excellent feeling of space!

Marita Toftgard Marita Toftgard #9 Sun 23 Jun 2002 02:50

I like it when you tell us so much about it.....
Really beautiful photo.....