Photographer's Note

"...The problem once solved, the brown god is almost forgotten
By the dwellers in cities—ever, however, implacable.
Keeping his seasons and rages, destroyer, reminder
Of what men choose to forget. Unhonoured, unpropitiated
By worshippers of the machine, but waiting, watching and waiting."

---T.S. Eliot
[Apology to Mr. Eliot for transposing Stone for River. But then, stone and river are ultimately part of the same cosmic dance]

The ruins of Tonina (pronounced, Toninaa) are an impressive reminder of the Maya civilization. Tonina was the administrative center, while Pakal (Palenque) was the religious center. Tonina is a approximately 1.5 hour by car from Palenque. The ruins rise above the dense vegetation in the middle of nowhere, like a grand apparition.

[So far as I remember, this was taken with an orange filter]

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Additional Photos by Animesh Ray (AnimeshRay) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 689 W: 44 N: 846] (9089)
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