Photographer's Note

The arch is truly unique. This is the east view, overlooking the Central Plaza of Labná, to the latter's northwest. It serves as the entry point to an inner, residential compound that was filled with great treasures. The façade is Puuc, and the design mosaic. Above rises a roofcomb. The medial molding features a geometric design that suggests a serpent. The main motif in fretwork presents, in my opinion, a mask of two rectangular eyes and a nose in a stepped "V", against a background of columns. Then the upper molding offers a simple "V" in smaller form repeated to complete the framing; and, yet again, this reappears at the top of the vault.

"A thing of beauty is a joy forever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness;"

Endymion, John Keats

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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: 2013-05-15
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-02-19 4:09
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