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This view is of the north end of the Codz Poop, the latter built on a north-south axis, and photographed from the Palace Plaza. What is seen here constitutes a reconstruction effort that will presumably resume when there is more money. The East Group at Kabah was built on platforms intended to level the land to achieve the intended appearance for the structures. From here, one is able to appreciate the detail of the stepped fretwork making up the roof comb. Tatiana Proskouriakoff observes that, "The tendency to rely for effect on surface decoration (in Puuc architecture) culminated finally in an indiscriminate piling-up of ornament and the elimination of all plain surfaces." from An Album of Maya Architecture, 1946. Her worst fears are reflected in the Codz Poop.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 508] (1565)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-05-15
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/1300 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-03-17 3:58
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