Friday, 4 May 2012

Almost Futuristic





Mixco Viejo, Guatemala

Mixco Viejo was the capital of a Mayan kingdom and was founded on a defensive mountain-top location in the 12th century

17 comments:

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Ruins of a great civilization !

Sylvia K said...

Superb captures, JM, and they do look futuristic! I felt the same way about some of the sites in Mexico that I visited a few years ago! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Carolina Tavares said...

Muito interessante estas formas arquitetônicas. Sem dúvida muitas histórias há encravadas nestas pedras.

Halcyon said...

It really is amazing how ahead of the times the Mayans were regarding some things. Love these ruins, you've caught them really well (which is not easy!).

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

That is amazing for so long ago, the lines are so straight. I wonder how the people in the past built such magical buildings. Diane

Dina said...

Thanks for these close ups. I never realized how beautiful the stones are laid.
Yes, it certainly doesn't look like 12th C.

Fotonita said...

Thank you for sharing! Very interesting post!
Greetings, Anita

bailey-road.com said...

Great photos! Such a fascinating civilization!

Elisa said...

Well done!
And well titled!
Greetings from Argentina
Elisa

Cezar and Léia said...

Wow, that's amazing! Looks really futuristic! I guess those guys are now exploring the vast universe in super high tech spaceships! :)
The Andean and Mesoamerican cultures did amazing things in their heyday, didn't they?
God bless you!
Cezar

Dominic Doherty said...

Stunning pictures... amazing symmetry of the architecture

Lowell said...

It does look ultra-modern. I'm not sure about the Mayans being "a great civilization," but certainly an interesting one.

photonio said...

amazing !!

Francisca said...

Doesn't their future end this year? ;-)

[We are nearly the same age, JM. Old enough to know when we have it good, even if not perfect.]

JM said...

@Francisca: :-)))

Cobalt Violet said...

You're right ... looks very modern!

NixBlog said...

Good shots. I wonder if these have been liberally restored recently?