Friday, July 18, 2008

Albercas de Palenque

To help people cross all the streams that flow in and around the site, there are at least 7 bridges, both modern and ancient. This is the first one that crosses the Otolum Arroyo. I'm mapping the location of all the bridges, trying to describe each one's composition.

Above is a modern suspension bridge that the tourists just love. Many try to take pictures while standing in the middle of it, but its pretty hopeless to get it focused properly, since the bridge is always swinging. It is suspended over the Murcielagos Arroyo and has many travertine waterfalls.
Yes, I tried to get a good shot too, but I was just as shakey as the tourists. Click on the picture to enlarge it and you will see what I mean.
Here we have another bridge that crosses the Otolum, but this one still has some of the original stones that were put back together by archaeologists.

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