Ottawa Travel Photographer | Chichén Itzá, Mexico

Chichén Itzá, Mexico

A few years ago I had the wonderful opportunity to visit and photograph El Castillo (the Pyramid of kukulcán), which is now considered one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage site. In addition to being a strong display of Maya culture, this pyramid also sports some ultra-sophisticated astronomical calendar magic if you time your visit right. Although I didn’t have a chance to experience this phenomenon, I’ve read that during the vernal and autumnal equinoxes the top of this pyramid aligns with the sun in such a way that an illusion of a serpent shadow appears to ascend and descend the staircasssssses. Now thatsssssss really neat!

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