Thank you Soyvind1982, yes it is a great place!
Best wishes from Switzerland, Tony.
Thank you, jon boat joe! About 6:30 PM these days you do get a little help from a sinking sun . . . .
Amazing reflection! L+F
Greetings from Czech rep. - Libor :-)
Thank you very much, jon boat joe! I confess it was only idle catlike curiosity that led me to the rear of this building, but as to personal knowledge I can only say "I didn't do it." I would defer to any insurance investigator. We prefer the term "inexpensively" to "poorly," but otherwise I can only infer that it happened catastrophically in a Mighty Wind, which perhaps took out both side and rear at once. There is so little collateral evidence around the building that there was some risk in inferring that it was a "church structure." Interesting puzzle, probably easily explained locally . . . .
Thank you, M. Chinappi! I am very glad you found this photograph and found it interesting. The steepness of Maya sites has always seemed curious to me, and here at Muyíl the structures seem theatrically steeper than almost anywhere else we have visited, although they are not so massive as at other sites. But I am very glad we were able to visit.
Thank you, Chinappi! I am very glad you like the photograph.
St. Bart's is certainly a very lovely place even for those trapped in the harbor area (which IS loaded with high-end shops)--or at least it was ten years ago, when we made our only visit.
I should have pointed out also that it is not the easiest place to visit--the large enclosed catamaran that brought us from nearby St. Martin had to do very careful weaving among many large rocks to make it safely into the harbor, and I understand arriving by air in a necessarily small plane is even more of a daredevil stunt because of the mountainous terrain and the location of the airfield. The streets of the port are fairly precipitous--what we call here "not wheelchair-accessible"--so it is intended, I suppose, more for the energetic spawn of the 1% than for the more frail rich themselves . . . . I suspect the island has intentionally been kept relatively inaccessible to avoid such things as the proliferation of cruise ships, as a real flood of tourists would probably prove intolerable very quickly in such a small place.
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Thanks, Mr. Taz! It is very nice. I hope he likes the picture!
Thank you very much, Jos! I should have kept better notes as to which narrow street it was--but we were on our way to dinner, and handling the tripod kept me busy enough . . . .
Thank you very much, jon boat joe! I believe this photograph was taken before I had a GPS device for my camera, and although I did take the time to position several of the photographs from this trip so that they could be used for Google Earth, 2008 was a busy year--there was also a two-week stay in Belize, for example. But in reviewing my old San Juan pictures yesterday, I realized I had not posted many of them--and as Google Maps is now using more of my photographs, I went back to work using the much-improved Google Earth Pro, which enabled much easier--and undoubtedly more accurate--positioning than was available to me in 2008.