There is a rapture on the lonely shore;
There is society, where none intrudes.
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more...

-Lord Byron

Definition of Walkabout :

a short period of wandering as an occasional interruption of regular work
Showing posts with label Chichen Ixta. Show all posts
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17 August 2015

Chichen Itza

"No worries Senor, we have three hours of driving through the jungle. You sleep, I wake you when we get close...."

He pulls his hat over his eyes, and dreams of ancient Mayan civilizations. Stones rising high from the jungle treeline, to the heavens above.

Great empty courtyards and endless columnata norte are found in the mighty Chichen Itza, his pilgrimage in this revered Mayan center of worship begins.

The Kukulkan serpent God is represented on the corners of most remaining buildings, reminders of what happens during the equinox.

Modern day feathered serpents guard the steps and passageways today, a stark reminder to the new visitors to tread lightly.

Up and down the many paths of this Mayan spiritual stronghold, awakening the stirrings of a world much greater than his small life force can grasp.