Temple of Kukulkan » October 12, 2008
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Categories Architecture  Vacation  
Tags | chichen-itza mexico-2008


Often referred to as "El Castillo" (the castle), "on the Spring and Autumn equinox, at the rising and setting of the sun, the corner of the structure casts a shadow in the shape of a plumed serpent - Kukulcan, or Quetzalcoatl - along the side of the North staircase. On these two days, the shadows from the corner tiers slither down the northern side of the pyramid with the sun's movement."

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Exif Data

Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Date Taken: June 18, 2008
Flash: Not Fired
Lens: 18 mm
Aperture: f/4.5
Shutter: 1/640 sec
ISO: 100
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