Photographer's Note

The structure is admired for its austere style. It is located at the west end of a platform below the level of the Governor's Palace on the second terrace, and is oriented west to east. The three main rooms are in the centre, traversed by a passage, and accessed via a doorway on the north side and 3 to the south. Appended to these rooms, are pairs of chambers that are aligned north south. The view in this photograph is from the east. The pair of rooms, again north south, to the west have suffered a collapse in the vaulting, although this does not show in the vast majority of photos taken. The molding above the frieze is decorated with images of turtles; and given that turtles are associated with rain, it is believed the building may have served as a temple. The actual facade is deemed to be the south side, facing the Governor's Palace.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 915] (1950)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-05-14
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-02-04 3:55
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