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... Juego de Pelota (Pelota court) with a hoop on the side, indicating that the game had evolved since the earlier courts we saw. The Gran Piramide is restored only on one side, giving an indication of how the site would have looked on discovery in 1929. The view was stunning. We could see but not visit El Palomar (the Dove House). The was a safety barrier so it must be unstable. This was probably once the gate into the city. The final structure ...
... amazing sight. We swam for awhile and went back up the looooooong ladder, back on the taxi's to the next cenote. Ellen wasn't feeling well so opted for a relax in the hammock while we climbed down the ladder into the pit with beautiful waters and a rope swing!!!! I so wanted to do it but knew I couldn't hold on the rope long enough to get out into the middle. Rodrigo ...
Finally The Governor's Palace, considered one of the best examples of the Puuc style with a frieze of 20,000 pieces of mosaic stone. Diagonals run through the design, with Chac the rain god and his hooked nose, grid and key patterns and stylised snakes. The central section shows an intact regal headdress adorning the head of a seated person now ...
... Acanceh is a small town with a huge Franciscan church on one side of the plaza ... and a pyramid on the other whose particular claim to fame is that there are still four stucco masks in situ on the corners.
On to Mayapan, a large site, with a rather disputed history, but nonetheless there remains a main pyramid with some stucco reliefs at the base ...
... to find the house empty so chilled for a while. Samuel returned and we went for a bite to eat at a local restaurant - he did most of the talking! At one point he did say he found it a little frustrating because Spanish is quite an idiomatic language and he was having to think quite hard about what to say so that I had a chance of understanding him. I'm grateful for his patience and willingness to prop up the conversation!
Afterwards we ...
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