Very charming! YSL Best wishes from Philadelphia. Neil
Amazing architecture of the castle! Excellent night shot!
I am adding you to my favorite list of photographers
Grazie per le visite e per i graditi commenti. Saluti Vanni
Best wishes from Russia!
Very nice catch, Mr. Holzmann! As you no doubt know by now, Google Earth's satellite imagery of the site stinks, and there is not even a marker on the map yet for this rather generous Maya site. I was not amused that I was not permitted to use a tripod on the site in 2011--I had to go to great lengths just to persuade the individual in charge of the site that day that a Nikon D90 is NOT a videocam--in any case, I had no intention of using it as one--but I did as well as I could hand held.
All of the site designations were interpolated from Dr. Jaime Awe's Maya Cities and Sacred Caves: A Guide to the Maya Sites of Belize, 2nd edition, published by Cubola Productions, 35 Elizabeth Street, Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize, Central America; which I highly recommend to anyone interested in the Maya. As always errors are my own, and I will be delighted to be able to correct them as they are brought to my attention.
kalina10 - Beautiful and inspired lyrics. Thanks a lot! ... Regards, Stefan.
Beautiful picture.Impressive framing,perspective and realism L
Thank you, Rainer! I'm glad you like it! A short while ago I was startled to learn that the shakes used for roofing the nearby Smith's Fort Plantation Manor House (c. 1765) were made of Bald Cypress, but after this visit to Harrison's Beach I realized it made perfect sense!
Thank you, Newerman. It is an illustration of the effect of Twentieth Century communication and power systems on the scenery. Fortunately nature manages to be beautiful even when we hack away at it with professional tools.
I am glad you like the photograph. Thank you for your visit!
Thank you very much, Newerman. I am very happy that it has pleased you so much. This is one of the forgotten places of American history, as a prosperous Eighteenth Century port town named Cobham was located here at the confluence of the creek with the James river, but it was burned quite successfully by the British during the Revolutionary War and it was never rebuilt.
The land itself for several miles around had been given as a dower gift by Powhatan to John Rolfe upon his marriage to Pocahontas (Matoaka) in the early Seventeenth Century. Access today is by a private road with a minimum five-dollar toll. But the damaged pier you see here was probably swept away in a fairly recent hurricane, which evidently also put a hundred feet of this sandy beach under water.