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

Showing posts with label Volcanoes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Volcanoes. Show all posts

Friday, March 13, 2015

Almost There


"There will be times when you will be in the field without a camera. And, you will see the most glorious sunset or the most beautiful scene that you have ever witnessed. Don't be bitter because you can't record it. Sit down, drink it in. and enjoy it for what it is!"
- DeGriff

PHOTO FRIDAY
THE CURRENT CHALLENGE
Fri Mar 13, 2015
This weeks challenge:
             

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Smoking Volcano


(Seen from the side of Cholula, Puebla)
Popocatépetl is an active volcano, located in Central Mexico, and lies in the eastern half of the Trans-Mexican volcanic belt. At 5,426 m (17,802 ft) it is the second highest peak in Mexico.
It is linked to the Iztaccihuatl volcano to the north by the high saddle known as the Paso de Cortés.
Popocatepetl is 70 km (43 mi) southeast of Mexico City, from where it can be seen regularly, depending on atmospheric conditions. The name Popocatépetl comes from the Nahuatl, meaning Smoking Mountain. 
The Legend
Iztaccíhuatl's father sent Popocatepetl to war in Oaxaca, promising him his daughter as his wife if he returned (which Iztaccíhuatl's father presumed he would not). Iztaccíhuatl's father told her that her lover had fallen in battle and she died of grief. When Popocatépetl returned, and discovered the death of his lover, he committed suicide by plunging a dagger through his heart. God covered them with snow and changed them into mountains. Iztaccíhuatl's mountain was called "La Mujer Dormida, (the "Sleeping Woman"), because it bears a resemblance to a woman sleeping on her back. Popocatépetl became the volcano Popocatépetl, raining fire on Earth in blind rage at the loss of his beloved.


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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Xinantecatl


Xinantecatl (Naked Lord)

The Nevado de Toluca National Park is located southwest of the city of TolucaMexico State. It was decreed a park in 1936, primarily to protect the Nevado de Toluca volcano, which forms nearly the park’s entire surface and is the fourth highest peak in Mexico. It is 135 km from Mexico City. The volcano has been long extinct and has a large crater in which are two shallow lakes. There are a number of archeological sites in the park, including the lakes themselves, which contain numerous offerings of copal and other items that were deposited during the pre-Hispanic period. The park offers activities such as hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding as well as limited skiing facilities. Due to its altitude, the summit of the Nevado is significantly colder than the surrounding area. [Wiki]


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Monday, May 5, 2014

Vulcan


“Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but,
if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” 
― Nathaniel Hawthorne


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