This is the photo that would trigger vertigo in most people! A workman perched atop this shaky chimney, all that is left of the building, is chipping away with a hammer. London during the Blitz, 1940. The question is: how did he climb up there?
Copán, known as Xukpi to the Maya, is a Pre-Columbian city in the western part of Honduras, Central America in the department of Copán; it is the site of a major Maya kingdom. A man is resting his hand on an altar. -British Museum-
Close view of the Death's Head Monument with two lines of inscription on the front and one on the left side; near the Temple of the Foliated Cross. Palenque, Mexico. Photographed by Dr Alfred Percival Maudslay in 1890-1891. The ruins of Palenque are situated in the Mexican State of Chiapas. They stand on a narrow shelf on the northern slope of the foothills of the Sierra de las Naranjas. -British Museum-
Man standing next to Stela K ; near the eastern border of the Great Plaza. Quiriguá, Guatemala. Quiriguá is an ancient Maya archaeological site along the lower Montagua river in south-eastern Guatemala. Photographed by Dr Alfred Percival Maudslay in 1894. -British Museum-