Photo Project 52. Week 15 – Xunantunich

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There are weeks when it is hard to pick one photo out of around 50-100 shots I have… but this week was the hardest yet.  I had around 1000 photos to pick from.  Heather and I were married April 9th on Fort Myers Beach in Florida, and the next day we left for our Honeymoon, a 7 day Western Caribbean Cruise.  We visited 4 ports and saw and did so many amazing things, that it was impossible to pick a “best one”.  There were SO many pictures I would have loved to have used in this project… but I have to go with just one for this week’s pick.  I decided to go with a shot of the main palace at the Xunantunich Mayan Ruins in Belize.  This shot spoke to me most among all of my MANY favorites simply because of the history that can be seen in just one single image.  As I am finding out during this project, I can’t help but imagine what once was.  What did this palace look like in its prime?  What were the people like?  How much has changed in the well-over 1000 years since it was constructed?