Windows Looking upon Tulum

House of Halach Uinek in Tulum © 2008 Bo Mackison

This is the House of the Halach Uinik or “Primary Lord” in the ancient walled city of Tulum. It was built by the Mayan people circa 650 AD.

Tulum, located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea just south of Cozumel, Mexico, is one of the most spectacular archeological sites of the Mayan culture. Though small in size compared to other sites located in Mexico, it was an important ceremonial and port city of the Mayas.

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. Very cool. I would like to see some more photos of this (hint). That’s a long time ago. Even for me.

  2. Looks like such a stunning place!

  3. Oh that really is a magnificent archealogical site — the photo shows the age and texture so well.

    Diane Sand to Glass
    Dogs Naturally

  4. Thanks. David – there will be more “coming soon at a blog site near you.”

  5. awesome shots, seems like you had a fun trip

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