Photographer's Note

The room extends to the east while adjoining the eastern side of the Castillo. It has been labelled Structure 161 while the latter is labelled 162. It is built on a platform, not particularly high, and complemented by 6 round pillars to the north, also 6 to the south, with 3 to the east. There is an L-shaped partition that runs west to east, with the tail pointing north. To preserve the frescoes, a palapa has been raised over top.

The two frescoes appear on the south wall of the partition. Lighting is poor, and the detail of the frescoes has faded with the passage of centuries. Moreover, there is a scarcity of information concerning precisely what is depicted therein. Now, excuses out of the way, what I am showing today is the leftmost (westerly) of two paintings. I have found one suggestion that this scene presents the "Passage of Venus". You and I may call it that. The passage is of the planet moving across the face of the sun - situate between the sun and earth. This may occur at least once annually, but I am not an astronomer.

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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: 2013-05-17
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/3.3, 1/100 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-07-28 4:38
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