Stairs – Yucatán

 

stairs

stairs

Stairs

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…)