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The Lumières and Apocalypto (2006).

The 50-second silent film L’Arrivée d’un train en gare de La Ciotat (The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station) from 1896, made by Auguste and Louis Lumière. 293 more words


Meet the Mayans: a tour of the real Yucatán, Mexico

Escape the fleshpots of the Yucatán coast and head inland – you’ll find people eager to share their jungle home with visitors, and a world of hidden temples and natural pools


The Other Mayans

One of my favorite things about the 1970s is the bizarre architectural projects that were conceived and somehow greenlighted during the period. Many people now living in the “ruins” of these communities and surrounding neighborhoods are often completely oblivious to the cultural relevance of these structures and fail to muster any appreciation for the aesthetic uniqueness of the community. 289 more words

The Halfway Line...

Wow! Another few weeks gone and another phase of the trip nearing completion. We have been around the town of San Ignacio for 3 weeks now, looking at Mayan ruins, doing some exciting stuff like cave tubing, and a bit of chilling out. 104 more words

Chichén Itzá

A small review of a great ceremonial center.


Chichén Itzá, one of the most important ceremonial centers of the Mayas, consisted of a network of architectural groups connected by around 75 “sacbés” or “white roads”. 385 more words

Chichén Itzá

Postcard from Edzna, Campeche, Mexico: Wandering amidst ancient Mayan ruins without the crowds

As incredible as the extensive ruins of Chichen Itza in the Yucatan are, the experience of visiting them is somewhat spoiled. The site is overrun by hundreds of stalls of vendors and swarmed by busloads of tourists. 232 more words


Climate, Change & Mayan Foodways

We are grateful as always to our friends at the salt, one of National Public Radio (USA)’s great occasional series, for this story (the photo after the jump is a beauty, so read on): 701 more words