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House of the Columns / Great Palace

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 2 February 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Just north of the Temple of the Frescoes, the L-shaped House of Columns is also called the Great Palace because it was the city's largest dwelling. Indeed, its rooms and galleries are spacious, despite their flat roofs. A departure from typical Maya vaulted roofs, flat roofs were popular in Tulum. Unfortutately, their interior design brought them tumbling down much sooner.

The Great Palace was the largest residential structure in Tulum. The main feature of this building is the outer gallery. The inner chamber is long and in the center of the rear wall is a small shrine.

Photo captured November 18, 2011.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 125 40 mm

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omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & beauty!

2 Feb 2012 7:41am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice frame.

2 Feb 2012 8:11am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

It's a wonderful place, everything so lush and verdant, and the colours are made more lively and exciting with your tone mapping. Your best ever holiday?

2 Feb 2012 8:51am

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

Superbe.

2 Feb 2012 9:01am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

I love the historic places
well done

2 Feb 2012 9:22am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Loving this series of images.

2 Feb 2012 9:41am

Florence from Paris, France

Another great view of a fabulous historical and green setting.

2 Feb 2012 10:18am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb capture of the ruins - we can imagine how grand the palace must have been. Great composition as well with the movement of people through the frame.

2 Feb 2012 12:51pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb composition . Beautiful photo !

2 Feb 2012 1:02pm

Phil David Morris, 2012 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

It really looks like a gorgeous house, I could see myself being the proud owner of this
dwelling anytime. Beautiful photo, gorgeous colours, I am lost in the fantasy of this
destination, I can envision myself, as the lookout tells me my daily visitors have arrived !~

2 Feb 2012 1:52pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The colors are just gorgeous. Wonderful scene.

2 Feb 2012 4:03pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is a great scene, here, Steven and beautiful capture..I really like the inclusion of visitors here - it actually gives it an even more interesting appeal - Great work here!

2 Feb 2012 5:29pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Another beautiful structure. The people walking by add some bright colors to the scene. Very cool.

2 Feb 2012 6:21pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful frame and POV. Nice detail.

2 Feb 2012 9:52pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Better than yesterday I guess! Great PP! Two thumbs up!

3 Feb 2012 1:28am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Very nice shot.

3 Feb 2012 4:52am