Photographer's Note

The Palace at Labna is laid out generally in a west-east direction at the north end of the site. Construction underwent a number of phases over the years of its relatively short life - INAH says 12 stages. This is the central patio, presumed to serve the administrative/civic needs of the settlement. Earlier building on the site took place higher up on what is considered today to be the second terrace; visitors note the ruins thereon when standing back to obtain an overview. The Puuc style consists of very restrained lines in relief formed in geometric patterns on the frieze, interrupted by modest Chaac masks. The facing of buildings below the frieze consists of clusters of columns. I should point out the very dramatic Chaac mask that decorates the doorway to the right (side) in this photograph. Had I been more observant at the time, I would have recorded it, as a dramatic souvenir of the visit. Ah, sometimes you win...

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 915] (1950)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-05-15
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-02-14 4:11
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