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Chichan Itza!

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by microbe, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. microbe

    microbe Cascaded Mansion

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    Just got back from Mexico. Here are some pictures of the real Chichan Itza!

    Chichen Itza map:



    Click for full pictures.

    Temple of Chichen Itza:



    Temple of Warrior



    Sacred Well

     
  2. Tarascan_King

    Tarascan_King Chieftain

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    NICE!!! Someday I gotta go myself.
     
  3. CyberTyrant

    CyberTyrant Chieftain

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    Cool pics. Would have been even cooler if I didn't have to scroll. ;)
     
  4. neriana

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    Awesome. Could you maybe shrink them down to about 640X480 so we can see the whole picture at once? I hate to think of dial-up users trying to load them, too.
     
  5. Cdrommel

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    My computer just blew up. Please make those smaller.
     
  6. Ogrelord

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    Really nice, the pics are huge! you might want to use thumbnails.
    How come there is a chain across the stairs? you can't climb up Chichen Itza? :(

    On a related note, i can't wait till this movie comes out..

     
  7. microbe

    microbe Cascaded Mansion

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    OK I made them smaller and clicking them could get full pictures. Even the full picture shouldn't be too big (biggest is about 600KB) as I've made them low quality before uploading anyway. The reason that I uploaded the full size pictures is because they show the tru beauty of this ancient Mayan wonder.

    There are also some pictures taken on the ball court (those Mayans really played bloody games - the loser captain was gonna behead the winner captain!)

    Enjoy!
     
  8. CyberTyrant

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    Thanks. Much better now. :goodjob:

    I just noticed something I didn't see the first time. What's that structure in the pic at the top-right corner of the Chichen Itza? It's hard to make out after maximizing the pic. It also looks like someone's standing next to it up there, sort of... Any idea what that is?
     
  9. Bongo-Bongo

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    Are you allowed to climb it, if so did you and is it tiring?
     
  10. microbe

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    I think it's similar to those structures on top of Temple of Warrior. I'm attaching another picture from an easier angle to see them. I circled them in red. Click for better view.



    @Bango: no you cannot climb it. If you look at the picture closely, you'll see the bottom of the stairs are blocked by rails.
     
  11. Reprisal

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    Wonderful pictures!

    Please check your inbox, microbe. I sent you a PM.

    - Rep.
     
  12. linjon1

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    they're ancient cell phone antennas
     
  13. BeefontheBone

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    You didn't learn how to spell the name while you were there, then? :p
     
  14. HawkeyeGS

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    Has anyone else been anywhere and seen any of the other wonders. Here is mine of Hagia Sophia.
     

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  15. Silver Marmot

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    I've been to the Statue of Liberty, but I don't have any pictures on the computer (this was before the days of digital cameras).
     
  16. BeefontheBone

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    I've got a picture of me at the Colossus around here somewhere
     
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  18. Velvet-Glove

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    The Chichen Itza pictures are so cool! I would love to go there and see that for myself. But it's too far so will have to make do with visiting neighbouring Europe...

    Here is the Eiffel Tower (IMO blighted by a neon sign that lit up at night to celebrate the year 2000):



    This is the Palace of Versailles - the weather was so awful that day I didn't hang around to take a better picture, I'm afraid!...



    This is not a wonder but still related to the game, the Colosseum in Rome (on yet another grey day):



    This concludes my short tour of France and Italy for the evening. ;)
     
  19. microbe

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    Nice pictures folks. I encourage uploading bigger ones and clickable thumbnails as I did.

    Let's turn this into a "real wonder pictures" thread! :goodjob:
     
  20. Velvet-Glove

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    Oops, I forgot to include Notre Dame in my French wonder photographs:

     

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