Thursday, October 23, 2003

Chichen Itza

Well, in the other digital photography we brought back from the Yucatan, I have some images of the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza. It's another World Heritage Site, and a truly impressive place to visit. It's amazing at the level of sophistication of a civilization that abandoned this site nearly half a millenium before the Spaniards arrived.

Seeing this ruined observatory was particulary striking. What's interesting is that the Mayans never seemed to have developed the telescope...

The Mayans also loved their sporting events. This is the largest of the ball courts at Chichen Itza. I took this picture to show where our season tickets would have been...

People told us they were going to stop letting tourists climb the big pyramid within the next year or so...

We were glad we got to climb it before the ban went into effect. The view was very nice...

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Garden View Room

We just got back from our (delayed) honeymoon in Cancun. I booked a "garden view" room at the Casa Magna Marriott. I was somewhat concerned about not getting a nice view. I shouldn't have been.

Tuesday, October 07, 2003

My Giants

This Yahoo! article is headlined "Giants Sign Veteran Kicker Matt Conway". The article goes on to explain that they signed kicker Brett Conway to replace Matt Bryant. That's kind of sad (the mistake, not the signing, but as a Redskins fan, I can't say I'm sad to have a division rival have him kicking), but what tops is the link to a slideshow of the baseball Giants.

Monday, October 06, 2003

1999 Balbi Malbec Reserve

I previously decided to try keeping track of wines I drink to develop some sort of knowledge base. Since I enjoyed the Argentinian Malbec mentioned there, I picked up another one in my duty-free shopping spree on the way out of the UK. The 1999 Balbi Malbec Reserve was a very enjoyable, fruity, flavorful wine.