The terrible flooding in Villahermosa sent me to my pictures of the remarkable Olmec heads there. This one is about 2.5 metres high, a most imposing piece of sculpture.
Impressive sculpture indeed. Very nice composition with the dappled light. Tom
Thank you, Tom. Often dappled light is a problem, but I agree that here it turned out to be an asset. Marilyn
That's quite an impressive head! He seems not to be very happy, maybe because the body is missing. It's a wonderful photo, Marilyn!
Thanks, Ryan. I guess recently he might unhappy about not being able to breathe. The flood waters at Villahermosa have been halfway up the statues! At least there's no danger that they'll float away, but the destruction to the area sounds dreadful.
I saw a story on these Olmec heads. there appears to be many heads and they are still finding more. They are finding them on top of a hill and they are burried about 30 feet in the earth.
Thanks, Michael. I'm glad if they are finding more; they are truly remarkable. The ones we saw had been moved (no small task!) to a large park where they are well separated and there is much vegetation, so visitors come upon them one at a time. They were moved there as protection from the oil exploration that was occurring in their original site.
Thanks, Bruce. I have a typical straight-on shot that I'd put into the family picture show and album, and I only realized this week that I like this one better! Marilyn
thanks for my son, Marilyn. I will tell him when I catch him ! this naughty guy is always laughting about my shots. He got a blog with nice pictures and strange texts that you may discover if you read french www.cambodgemondolkiri.blogspot.com
I am sometimes less than cheerful, but this is not a self-portrait! ;)
Прикольно! Видимо изображённый парень захотел стать Спанч Бобом?!! =)))
BONITAS FOTOS UN ALBUM MUY INTRESANTE
Perfect match with my picture of the Olmec head in Chicago! Congrats, Marylin. Thanks for your participation in the DOMINO group. Greetings,
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Photo taken in Parque Museo La Venta, Avenida Adolfo Ruiz Cortines S/N, Jesús García, 86030 Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico
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