Saturday, October 27, 2012

Fall in Oslo

Fall for me is always bitter sweet, sure its really pretty and full of lots of opportunities to take nice photos... but it is obviously also the prelude to winter, and if you know me you know I absolutely HATE winter. In any case I will be getting a reprieve from the weather which is beginning to settle in here in Scandinavia as I am going to Yucatan for a month starting next week. Unfortunately I will be travelling alone as Jeanette is not able to take the time off and I need to take care of some business in Merida and also do some additional fieldwork for my masters thesis. Though I am not thrilled about the prospect of not seeing my wife for a month... I am sure I will have a nice time with my friends and family... and hopefully get some productive work done! Anyway that is all for now...

Friday, October 12, 2012

Chacmultun with dad!

A couple of months ago I made way way with my dad to Chacmultun for a day of rummaging through the jungle and enjoying a little archaeology. I had been to the site last year but my father said he had not been there for approximately thirty years so he was very interested to see the result of all the research and excavations done over that period. I am just posting the pictures now because I just this week found the photos on a memory card which I had misplaced. Chacmultun which means "mound of red rocks" in the local Yucatec-Mayan language, is located in the municipality of Tecax, on the foothills of the Puuc valley and is truly impressive for its architectural beauty and gorgeous landscape. Chacmultun is representative of Puuc style architecture and is comparable to other sites in the area such as Kabah and Labna, however perhaps due to its out of the way location it is seldom visited by anyone... perhaps in great part due also to the fact that it is not an official part of the "Puuc route". Definitely worth the trip!