Group D Ball Court, Cobá

Seen in the ancient Maya ruins of Cobá, Quintana Roo, Mexico:

Group D Ballcourt

The more I read about Maya sites, the more complex I find the ball courts to be — or at least, the myriad forms they often take.  If you’re curious, this ball court was built in an older, somewhat classic form — the side walls are mostly sloped, and the ends of the court are open.  To take in this scene, though, you’re standing with a modern structure to your back — a covering for some pieces of sculpture.  This calls for a wide lens, and a stitched multi-image panorama on top of it.