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Date with Valladolid

. . . as ideal as the restaurant at Hotel El Meson is, this afternoon's attendance would be cut slightly short for I had an eagerly anticipated afternoon date with Valladolid. However, there would be no walking, no touring, no history lessons and no cultural or culinary exploration aside from…
Brian Hoffsis
July 23, 2010
PhotographyTravel Journal

Orton Foyer

Boston is a odd place for adding new appreciation to one of my already favorite buildings in Ohio. I had learned of the high esteem of which Trinity Church had been praised and was desperate to see it. As I studied the architecture, I discovered that among many civic and…
Brian Hoffsis
June 17, 2010
PhotographyTravel Journal

Chaak Wall

Climbing the first staircase of the absurdly named Codz Poop, "Palace of the Masks," we were presented with a second consecutive and even intensified jaw-dropping sight. Before us stood a twenty-foot tall, 150 foot wide building covered with 250 large stone masks of the frankly terrifying lord Chaak. Now Chaak…
Brian Hoffsis
June 10, 2010
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Bathed in Champagne

After about two and a half hours in mid-evening, not a soul crossed my path and the silence was only broken by the faint hum of a distant car and the occasional moaning meow of the mansion's only other residents. The well-worn woods, plush upholstery with its sagging springs, the fading…
Brian Hoffsis
May 19, 2010
PhotographyTravel Journal

Suspended Stairwell

I really liked this suspended stairwell in the open atrium of the William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library at The Ohio State University. It just seemed to glow even though the sunny skies filled the space with bright light through the glass ceiling. There are some great textures in the concrete…
Brian Hoffsis
April 8, 2010
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Jungle Corridor

Some of the most intriguing and inspiring locations in all of the Mayan empire are those that haven't yet been discovered. This arched passage is in Uxmal (oosh-mall), smack-dab in the middle of the jungles of the Yucatan. The structure is referred to as the Dovecote and from the other…
Brian Hoffsis
March 22, 2010
PhotographyTravel Journal

Tiled Sitting Room

This photo is a kind of adjunct to the previous post Bridge to a Room. This is a morning view of a sitting room in the Casa Mexilio hotel in Merida, Mexico. It really isn't as grimy as it looks in this photo. It's actually quite splendid. But after I applied a light…
Brian Hoffsis
March 2, 2010
PhotographyTravel Journal

Grand Entrance, Grand Atrium

The entrance to the world's second largest atrium (the first is at the Vatican) is off the main square in a remote Yucatan colonial town called Izamal. The atrium belongs to the less exceptional Convento de San Antonio de Padua. The angle of the photo is a little deceiving as we were climbing…
Brian Hoffsis
February 5, 2010
PhotographyTravel Journal

Curious Roof Comb

Finally, I'm getting around to posting about our spectacular and thorough tour of the Yucatan. Ten days, a no-name Chevy and no roads left unexplored! This photo is of El Mirador at the ancient Maya city of Labná. Labná is one of the Puuc cities and is really pretty remote…
Brian Hoffsis
February 1, 2010