Saturday, July 13, 2013

Money Ball




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I knew I had to post something really special for the www.illustrationfriday.com theme travel this week.  So I went excavating in my attic.  I found this ancient artifact that will mysteriously pair perfectly with my travel photos.  Hmmm.  Why would that be? I did this drawing back in high school.  And there is really no doubt that it was done in the 80's.  Look at those puff sleeves. They match the puffy poodle!  Well, I had a lot of fun drawing this collage way back in the olden days.  Obviously, it is all about money.  A silver spoon and 100 dollar bill.  Thanks Mom for giving me some green to copy.  I wonder if I got to keep it...  


So flash forward to 2013 when my husband and I were heading to the Mayan ruins of Caracol, Belize.  It is located in the middle of no where.  A logger stumbled across it in 1937.  But it dates back to 1200 B.C.  It held some 100,000 people back then.


The main structure of Caana is still the tallest structure in Belize.  


Money!  I told you there was a connection.  My new goal is to photograph a bill at a cool tourist spot on all our trips.  Caana has got to be the best in Belize.



This is the second structure located on top of Caana.  That's why it is so tall.  And you can't see it from the ground because it is set back.  You can see miles of jungle from the top.



This photo was taken from the top overlooking two smaller structures on each side.


Someone caught me.



The mandatory foot photo.  Or in this case feet.  This was taken from the top of the first level.



This money is from Costa Rica.  You can see both sides when you hold it up to the light.  This was my first money shot.  Now my goal is to take these photos on all our trips.  Bring them on...

P.S.  For more on Caracol visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caracol  And if you have any friends interested in Mayan ruins pass on this post to them. We are also lucky to have an ancient Maya exhibit at our local Science Museum.  It will take a lot less money to see that!

6 comments:

DJan said...

This reminded me of the Mayan ruins I saw in the Yucatan. I was enchanted with them, but I think the foot shot is my favorite of all. Gives the flavor of the trip. And I look forward to seeing money in many worldly places! :-)

Ramble Ann said...

Sharon, my world suddenly seems very small.. LOl! I will see it through your eyes.. (:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I wish we'd had time to see the mayan ruins in Belize! How cool. Love your 80s art :-)

Lynn said...

Great post, love the idea of photographing money on each trip.

Linda Hensley said...

It's fun to see your 80s art :) Maybe someday I'll get to see the Mayan ruins too, but until then thanks for sharing your trip!

Pat Tillett said...

I was supposed to go to Belize on a diving trip and the trip got screwed up and I couldn't go. I'm still regretting missing it. Someday...
Thanks for the photo tour, that will tide me over until I can go for real.