These highly compelling images are absent of human beings. And, for the most part, our time spent in Tulum, Mexico (on the Yucatán Peninsula) was just that: peaceful and, at times*, eerily void of breathing sapiens, simians or the primitive prosimian.
This is a view, north, to the dining room from one of the outdoor patios at La Zebra- where the majority of the wedding party took up residence.
One undertakes the study of thatch roof construction when in the presence of thatched roofs. the dining room (looking west here) utilizes a redundant internal roof. they are extremely effective in the transmission of rain away from ones material possessions. which begs the question: do we ever truly possess anything?
*Some days the beach swelled with all manner of burned, tanned, pale-white mankind pushing the ecology and euro-speedo to its elastic limits.
Speaking of isolation and roof construction; Dick Proenneke mastered both in 1967.