Photographer's Note

The Acropolis at Ek' Balam was built in several stages, with perhaps its most important architectural feature being the facade of Room 35, built in the Chenes architectural style. On each side, there is a separate room, and their interiors feature wall paintings. The centre front depicts the earth monster through whose jaws access is gained to the underworld. The fangs (teeth) convey the idea of an open maw. I calculate that this is the fourth level of the Acropolis, situated to the west of the grand staircase. I would observe that there is almost no room in front to secure a great perspective for a photograph of this artwork. Accordingly, this view is from the western edge of the platform intended to furnish an overall view. Need I mention that visitors may not enter the interior?

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 957] (1979)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-02-08
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/100 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-07-28 4:19
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