The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Friday, July 29, 2011


Bernal, is a colonial village in the Mexican state of Querétaro. It was founded in 1642 by spanish soldier Alonso Cabrera.
Bernal is located two and a half hours from Mexico City. It has a current population of 2909. 1377 are males and 1532 are females. 1014 persons are counted as Economic Active Population and there are only 630 inhabited homes in town.
It is known for its enormous monolith of massive rock, the Peña de Bernal, the third highest on the planet.   A natural pyramid believed (by some at least) to impart a cosmic energy. It’s said that Bernal’s residents enjoy extraordinary longevity.

Recently, the town of Bernal acquired the title of Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town). The Magical Towns are admitted for being localities that have magic symbolic attributes, legends, history, transcendental facts, that associate in each of his cultural manifestations, and that today mean a great opportunity for tourism. 

Fri Jul 29, 2011
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brattcat said...

judging by these images, particularly the top one with the tiny neon green portal in the rock face, this town certainly deserves its distinction as 'magical'.

joo said...

Looks like a gorgeous place to visit! Superb post.
Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

what a great mountain!
must be lovely to lie there and enjoy the view
really beautiful pictures Carrol

I wish you a very good weekend


AB said...

La última foto queda especialmente bien. Parece una acuarela.

Antonio Machado said...

Caro Carraoil,
fotos absolutamente fantásticas!!!
Que lindo esse lugar!
Parabéns, um abraço

irinapictures said...

Sometimes your photos frighten me, ordinary photoshop experiments move the mind to other reality here. Bravo.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a fantastic post Carraol, pictures and words. I'd certainly be attracted to visit for the 'magical attributes' of Bernal. I'd love to know what the effect you used here is, I'm thinking it might be 'watercolours' am I right, whatever, it looks fab on these images.

Ana Manotas Cascos said...

Una mezcla de fotografia y acuarela, te ha quedado perfecto el trabajo.

T. Becque said...

Wonderful to see this place, I've not heard of it before. Of course you brought your characteristic eye to these images - beautiful.