The Wandering Scot

An occasional travel journal.

Mexico 2004

  Palenque   Parque Museo de la Venta   Uxmal   Chichen Itza   Merida   Teotihuacan   Templo Mayor   Mexico City   Museum of Anthropology

Palenque

Detail from Temple XII., Palenque, Mexico 2004
Detail from Temple XII.
Palace and Observatory, Palenque, Mexico 2004
Palace and Observatory
Temple of the Inscriptions, Palenque, Mexico 2004
Temple of the Inscriptions
Interior of Palace, Palenque, Mexico 2004
Interior of Palace
"Coronation of Pakal"    AD 652.
View towards Temple of the Cross complex, Palenque, Mexico 2004
View towards Temple of the Cross complex
Jungle, Palenque, Mexico 2004
Jungle
View from Temple of the Cross towards Palace., Palenque, Mexico 2004
View from Temple of the Cross towards Palace.
View of Temple of Inscriptions and Palace, Palenque, Mexico 2004
View of Temple of Inscriptions and Palace
Temple of Inscriptions, Palenque, Mexico 2004
Temple of Inscriptions
Ballcourt (and my guide), Palenque, Mexico 2004
Ballcourt (and my guide)
Tree with buttresses., Palenque, Mexico 2004
Tree with buttresses.
Palace + Temple of Inscriptions, Palenque, Mexico 2004
Palace + Temple of Inscriptions

Parque Museo de la Venta

Leaf-cutter ants, Parque Museo de la Venta, Mexico 2004
Leaf-cutter ants
Monument 3. Olmec head, Parque Museo de la Venta, Mexico 2004
Monument 3. Olmec head
Monument 4. Olmec head, Parque Museo de la Venta, Mexico 2004
Monument 4. Olmec head
Altar 5.
Altar 5. "De los ninos"
Mounument 77.
Mounument 77. "El gobernante"
Jaguars, Parque Museo de la Venta, Mexico 2004
Jaguars
Monument 1.  Olmec head, Parque Museo de la Venta, Mexico 2004
Monument 1. Olmec head
Olmec head + Scotsman, Parque Museo de la Venta, Mexico 2004
Olmec head + Scotsman

Uxmal

Temple of the Magician, Uxmal, Mexico 2004
Temple of the Magician
Nunnery interior, looking West, Uxmal, Mexico 2004
Nunnery interior, looking West
Nunnery interior, looking South, Uxmal, Mexico 2004
Nunnery interior, looking South
Nunnery interior, west detail, Uxmal, Mexico 2004
Nunnery interior, west detail
Nunnery interior, looking north, Uxmal, Mexico 2004
Nunnery interior, looking north
Temple of the Magician, Uxmal, Mexico 2004
Temple of the Magician
Nunnery, corner detail., Uxmal, Mexico 2004
Nunnery, corner detail.
Sacred ballcourt, Uxmal, Mexico 2004
Sacred ballcourt
Goal ring in ballcourt, Uxmal, Mexico 2004
Goal ring in ballcourt
View of Nunnery and Temple of the Magician, Uxmal, Mexico 2004
View of Nunnery and Temple of the Magician
Interior of Governor's Palace, Uxmal, Mexico 2004
Interior of Governor's Palace
Governor's Palace, Uxmal, Mexico 2004
Governor's Palace
Throne (?) in front of Governor's Palace, Uxmal, Mexico 2004
Throne (?) in front of Governor's Palace
Detail on West of Governor's Palace, Uxmal, Mexico 2004
Detail on West of Governor's Palace
Great Pyramid, Uxmal, Mexico 2004
Great Pyramid

Chichen Itza

Castillo: looking down steps, Chichen Itza, Mexico 2004
Castillo: looking down steps
Ballcourt, from Castillo, Chichen Itza, Mexico 2004
Ballcourt, from Castillo
Group of 1000 columns, from Castillo, Chichen Itza, Mexico 2004
Group of 1000 columns, from Castillo
Castillo interior, on top., Chichen Itza, Mexico 2004
Castillo interior, on top.
Castillo, Chichen Itza, Mexico 2004
Castillo
Castillo: looking up steps, Chichen Itza, Mexico 2004
Castillo: looking up steps
Castillo interior pyramid: chac mool, Chichen Itza, Mexico 2004
Castillo interior pyramid: chac mool
Castillo interior pyramid: jaguar throne, Chichen Itza, Mexico 2004
Castillo interior pyramid: jaguar throne
Castillo, Chichen Itza, Mexico 2004
Castillo
Skull Rack, Chichen Itza, Mexico 2004
Skull Rack
Skull Rack detail, Chichen Itza, Mexico 2004
Skull Rack detail
Sacred Ballcourt, Chichen Itza, Mexico 2004
Sacred Ballcourt
Ballcourt: Temple of Jaguars, Chichen Itza, Mexico 2004
Ballcourt: Temple of Jaguars
Platform of the Eagles and Jaguars: Jaguar eating heart, Chichen Itza, Mexico 2004
Platform of the Eagles and Jaguars: Jaguar eating heart
Platform of the Eagles and Jaguars: Jaguar eating heart, Chichen Itza, Mexico 2004
Platform of the Eagles and Jaguars: Jaguar eating heart
Venus Platform, Chichen Itza, Mexico 2004
Venus Platform
Sacred Cenote, Chichen Itza, Mexico 2004
Sacred Cenote
Temple of the Warriors, Chichen Itza, Mexico 2004
Temple of the Warriors
Group of 1000 Columns, Chichen Itza, Mexico 2004
Group of 1000 Columns
"Observatory"
Snake head on Castillo stair, Chichen Itza, Mexico 2004
Snake head on Castillo stair

Merida

Casa de Montejo (Note the Spanish crushing the barabarians), Merida, Mexico 2004
Casa de Montejo
(Note the Spanish crushing the barabarians)

Teotihuacan

Pyramid of the Sun, early morning., Teotihuacan, Mexico 2004
Pyramid of the Sun, early morning.
Pyramid of the Moon, from avenue of the dead., Teotihuacan, Mexico 2004
Pyramid of the Moon, from avenue of the dead.
Pyramid of the Moon, plus Scotsman, Teotihuacan, Mexico 2004
Pyramid of the Moon, plus Scotsman
View of Temple of Quetzlacoatl, Teotihuacan, Mexico 2004
View of Temple of Quetzlacoatl
Pyramid of the Moon, from Pyramid of the Sun., Teotihuacan, Mexico 2004
Pyramid of the Moon, from Pyramid of the Sun.
View from South end of Avenue of the Dead, Teotihuacan, Mexico 2004
View from South end of Avenue of the Dead
Pyramid of the Sun, from the South, Teotihuacan, Mexico 2004
Pyramid of the Sun, from the South
Temple of Quetzlacoatl, Teotihuacan, Mexico 2004
Temple of Quetzlacoatl
Temple of Quetzlacoatl: detail, Teotihuacan, Mexico 2004
Temple of Quetzlacoatl: detail
Temple of Quetzlacoatl: detail, Teotihuacan, Mexico 2004
Temple of Quetzlacoatl: detail
Pyramid of the Moon, Teotihuacan, Mexico 2004
Pyramid of the Moon
View South from Pyramid of the Moon, Teotihuacan, Mexico 2004
View South from Pyramid of the Moon
Pyramid of the Sun, from Pyramid of the Moon, Teotihuacan, Mexico 2004
Pyramid of the Sun, from Pyramid of the Moon
Pyramid of the Sun, mid day. (Note the hordes of tourists.), Teotihuacan, Mexico 2004
Pyramid of the Sun, mid day.
(Note the hordes of tourists.)

Templo Mayor

Serpent heads: Stage IVb, Templo Mayor, Mexico 2004
Serpent heads: Stage IVb
Serpent heads: Stage IVb, Templo Mayor, Mexico 2004
Serpent heads: Stage IVb
Old sewer cut throigh site in 1900, Templo Mayor, Mexico 2004
Old sewer cut throigh site in 1900
Stage II temple (chac mool), Templo Mayor, Mexico 2004
Stage II temple (chac mool)
Stage II temple: sacrifical alter, Templo Mayor, Mexico 2004
Stage II temple: sacrifical alter
Layers of construction, Templo Mayor, Mexico 2004
Layers of construction
Temple of the Eagle Warriors, Templo Mayor, Mexico 2004
Temple of the Eagle Warriors
Platform of Skulls, Templo Mayor, Mexico 2004
Platform of Skulls
North Red Temple, Templo Mayor, Mexico 2004
North Red Temple
Eagle Warrior, Templo Mayor, Mexico 2004
Eagle Warrior
Coyolxauhqui stome (dismembered moon god), Templo Mayor, Mexico 2004
Coyolxauhqui stome (dismembered moon god)
View of cathedral, over ruins, Templo Mayor, Mexico 2004
View of cathedral, over ruins

Mexico City

Palacio Nacional: Diego Rivera mural, Mexico City, Mexico 2004
Palacio Nacional: Diego Rivera mural
Palacio Nacional: Diego Rivera mural, Mexico City, Mexico 2004
Palacio Nacional: Diego Rivera mural
Cathedral, Mexico City, Mexico 2004
Cathedral
Monument to Benito Juarez, Mexico City, Mexico 2004
Monument to Benito Juarez
Java Chart Internet Cafe, Mexico City, Mexico 2004
Java Chart Internet Cafe

Museum of Anthropology

Museum Entrance, Museum of Anthropology, Mexico 2004
Museum Entrance
Pakal's tomb, Museum of Anthropology, Mexico 2004
Pakal's tomb
Mayan serpent head, Museum of Anthropology, Mexico 2004
Mayan serpent head
Chac Mool plus Scotsman, Museum of Anthropology, Mexico 2004
Chac Mool plus Scotsman
Aztec cermonial stone, Museum of Anthropology, Mexico 2004
Aztec cermonial stone
Aztec idol, Museum of Anthropology, Mexico 2004
Aztec idol