Stairs – Yucatán





In many of those sites (Cobá, Chichen Itzá, Ek Balam, Uxmal), stairs and stairs.

The most dangerous ones now closed to the public. But still, many vertigo-inducing ones.

The most striking (to me in this visit) were the Cobá ones. But Uxmal comes close in the sheer openness of the experience.

(For a mathematician, it is a sobering thought to know that Witold Hurewicz died when he fell off one of the Uxmal pyramids in 1956, a few days after an Algebraic Topology meeting in Mexico City…)

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