a few photos from tulum, mexico.

Tulum (Yucatec: Tulu’um) is the site of a Pre-Columbian Maya walled city serving as a major port for Cobá. The ruins are situated on 12-meter (39 ft) tall cliffs, along the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Tulum was one of the last cities inhabited and built by the Mayas; it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico. Old World diseases brought by the Spanish settlers appear to have been the cause of its demise. One of the best-preserved coastal Maya sites, Tulum is today a popular site for tourists.

Mayan Ruins Palms In Tulum Ruins Overlook  Tulum's Door Tulum's Wall Wheels of Tulum

Tulum Beach

6 thoughts on “tulum

    • v says:

      it’s an okay place, not much going on other than looking at what was. would be nice if the place was inhabited. still, i had a nice time photographing it.

  1. Val, these photos are gorgeous! When I first looked at them (especially the first five) I thought they were taken in Machu Picchu, Peru because I’ve seen photos of ruins, very similar to these, that were also built by the Mayans.

    I love the contrast in the color photos below.

    What a stunning place! I bet you loved it there 🙂

    Thanks for sharing, girl!

    • v says:

      thanks, ron. i wasn’t sure how to process them, so i tried black and white. i’m not too good at converting color photos to black and white, so the first 5 have the same processing.

      take care, my friend.

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