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Thursday, 01 April 2004

Pix Of The Day: Chichen Itza Before & After
CREDIT: © Joe Maller/JoeMaller.com
WHERE: Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. WHAT: ancient Mayan astronomical calendar.
MAP: Yucatan. Thumbnail click pops-up source page with larger image.

El Castillo, Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico © Joe MallerThe surviving remains at Chichen Itza are a startling glimpse into the once great Mayan culture. Joe Maller visited Mexico in April 2000, visiting and photographing three sites, each now with a separate gallery: [1] Cancun; [2] Tulum; and [3] Chichen Itza. Today's thumbnail shows the steps on the front of El Castillo at Chichen Itza, the structure serving originally as an astronomical calendar. Visit Joe's galleries for more views of the remains.

In this part of the world archaeologists had to dig the ruins out of the jungle that had overtaken them since they were abandoned by the original inhabitants: a Nova web site shows the original conditions, at this and other sites, before excavation.

Anyone who is involved with digital image manipulation may enjoy investigating parts of Joe's web site other than the photo galleries. Joe co-presented editions of the well known CD based Lynda.com 'Advanced Photoshop' training courses, and offers various tips and tricks in other computer disciplines. Odd to think that while we are processing Joe's picture for today's thumbnail we may be using skills we learned from following his training material when we used the CD ourselves!

  
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)