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Mayan Murals, Bonampak
17-OCT-2009

Mayan Murals, Bonampak

Temperature; +32.5C Wind; 0.0 m/sec Rain; None

CIRCUMSTANCES;

a. Air was so damp that lens was continiuosly fogging
b. The lighting was almost non-existent, was forced to shoot at crazy long shutter speeds
c. Hit head really hard against the door while entering, earned almost permanent bump

Bonampak (Ḅonam Pak' Painted Wall in Modern Maya) is an ancient Maya archaeological site in the Mexican state of Chiapas. While the site is not overly impressive in terms of spatial or architectural size, it is well-known for a number of murals, most especially those located within Structure 1 (The Temple of the Murals). The construction of the site’s structures dates to the Early Classic period (ca. A.D. 580 to 800).The paintings show the story of a single battle and its victorious outcome.

Nikon D300
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January Grey15-Oct-2010 01:23
Gorgeous mural! Love the colors! V~
Rick Bricker23-Feb-2010 06:22
I wish to thank you for sharing your ill gotten pic with us.I don't buy all those myths however of revenge.
Excuse me a sec....just gotta run to the bathroom......
Eldar Kadymov17-Jan-2010 22:29
I should be happy is someone would just speak hard about my contributions to mankind enlightenment... Sorry, forgot to add, "...on my funeral"...
Ann Cleeves17-Jan-2010 17:27
Very beautiful and colourful murals.
What a tough time you seemed to be having in order to record all these fabulous sights for mankind to enjoy. I feel a medal for bravery and endurance must be in the pipeline....somewhere!
James Henry Willis01-Dec-2009 20:00
A superb shot, especially considering the difficult lighting.
David Bannister15-Nov-2009 13:20
Nice capture of a beautiful work of art. What a fascinating culture! V
Eldar Kadymov13-Nov-2009 02:40
Unfortunately, I cannot make Bonampak being part of my living room, but, I can confess, that this is the only one ( more to follow ) and very best representation of the Mayan frescoes elsewhere, no kidding. You would't see it anywhere just like this http://www.pbase.com/eldarrio/image/119180526 unless you're Indiana Jones, LOL ! Many shots I am going to post are absolutely illegal, but, hey, that's what I am anyways ! LOL
Michael Weinberg13-Nov-2009 00:29
Hello O Evil One. Nothing like a fine Mayan Mural to question our artistic tastes and values. Obviously painted, perhaps over a thousand years ago, the abstract nature of the lines, colors and subject matter, make it the work of an artist that could have been been an associate of Picasso, Miro or Kandinsky. Wouldn't this work of art, perhaps mounted and unframed look great on your living room wall? But you know, amigo, the thing I like most about this unbelievable work of art is all the tubular and rounded objects that are interwoven within.... this suggest pervasive and rampant sexuality throughout Mayan culture. No wonder you were so brilliantly tuned into this work. Oy. Michael.