Chichen Itzá

Despite the monumental and strikingly modern-like architecture revealing a high degree of cultural sophistication, we can sense in Chichen Itzá the atmosphere of violence that was present in day-to-day life of their inhabitants.

It’s a pity that sacrifice and blood had once stained this beautiful city but perhaps if it wasn’t for that drive towards violence and the lust for power, that place wouldn’t be more than an ordinary forest village instead of a world heritage wonder. The paradoxes of mankind…

All photographs by António Marques – © António Marques Photoblog

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