There is more to life than cell phones and beautiful pictures posted on the internet. I get so caught up in the idea of wanting to preserve a memory forever that I forget to really live in that moment. Sure, I can look back at the photos and videos I’ve taken for years to come, but when I think back to that moment in my life and really try to actually remember it, I’m seeing it through the lens of a camera and not through my own two eyes. Memory is so fleeting, and I’ll be the first to admit I am scared to forget anything; I live my life constantly trying to etch every little detail of my life and the people around me permanently into my mind. But maybe I’m missing the point and maybe in all my efforts to store special moments in time forever I am really just making them easier to forget.
Вот таким мы увидели спящий город, когда он только выглянул из-под облачного одеяльца 💙
Наконец мы сидим спокойно и никуда не идём/едем.
Весь нюанс в том, что если Мачу-Пикчу хочется увидеть такой же безлюдной - встать надо очень рано. Туристов везут большими автобусами один за другим и к 10 утра все усеяно людьми.
Мы приехали вроде в 4ом автобусе и сначала немного расстроились, потому как не было видно вообще почти ничего. Туристы рядом смеялись мол "wow, amazing 🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️" но потом стало хорошо. Один из гидов на все шуточки сказал, мол, чего вы, вам ещё повезло, некоторые плачут тут, потому что не видно куда и шаг ступить. Вот такие густые облака🌬️🌫️ #peru 🇵🇪 #machupicchu#amazingview#cusco#sightseeing#travel#perutravel#mountains#wainapicchu#ancientarchitecture#ancientcity
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L O C A T I O N S | San Juan Teotihuacan | Mexico
Teotihuacan is an ancient Mesoamerican city located in a sub-valley of the Valley of Mexico about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northeast of modern-day Mexico City.
Teotihuacan is known today as the site of many of the most architecturally significant Mesoamerican pyramids built in the pre-Columbian Americas.
After the collapse of Teotihuacan, central Mexico was dominated by the Toltecs of Tula until about 1150 AD. At its zenith, perhaps in the first half of the first millennium AD, Teotihuacan was the largest city in the pre-Columbian Americas, with a population estimated at 125,000 or more, making it at least the sixth largest city in the world during its epoch.
The city covered 8 square miles; 80 to 90 percent of the total population of the valley resided in Teotihuacan. Apart from the pyramids, Teotihuacan is also anthropologically significant for its complex, multi-family residential compounds, the Avenue of the Dead, and its vibrant murals that have been well-preserved.
The city is thought to have been established around 100 BC with major monuments continuously under construction until about 250 AD. The city may have lasted until sometime between the 7th and 8th centuries, but its major monuments were sacked and systematically burned around 550 AD.
The term Teotihuacan (or Teotihuacano) is also used for the whole civilization and cultura complex associated with the site.
The archaeological site cover a total surface area of 83 square kilometres (32 sq mi) and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.
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Kalyan minaret part of Po-i-Kalyan ensemble built in12th century in the city of Bhukhara, Uzbekistan. Genghis Khan who unapologetically destroyed various monuments in and around the minaret was dazzled by this 48 metres high tower that he could not demolish the minaret. In the past used as watch tower, called as tower of death, this beauty is breathtaking!
The Chennakeshava Temple, also referred to as Keshava, Kesava or Vijayanarayana Temple of Belur, is a 12th-century Hindu temple in the Hassan district of Karnataka state, India. It was commissioned by King Vishnuvardhana in 1117 CE, on the banks of the Yagachi River in Belur also called Velapura, an early Hoysala Empire capital. The temple was built over three generations and took 103 years to finish.
So-called Basilica or Temple of Hera, Paestum (Italy).
The temple of Hera belongs to the first generation of large stone temples and was begun in about 560 BC, the oldest of Paestum (greek city Poseidonia). It's the only Greek temple dating to a period of crucial importance to the formation of Greek architecture to have been preserved in such good condition. The pediments are missing and the layout is not the standard one; the inner part is divided by a row of central columns, as was customary in ancient works of architecture built of wood. This aspect meant that its function remained unclear for a considerable time and it is known as the “Basilica” to this day even though it has been demonstrated that it was a cult building.
Cosiddetta Basilica o Tempio di Hera, Paestum (Italia).
Il tempio di Hera appartiene alla prima generazione di grandi templi in pietra e fu eretto nel 560 a.C circa, il più antico di Paestum (città greca di Poseidonia). È l'unico tempio greco risalente a un periodo di importanza cruciale per la formazione dell'architettura greca che si è conservato in così buone condizioni. Mancano i frontoni e il layout non è quello standard; la parte interna è divisa da una fila di colonne centrali, come era consuetudine nelle antiche opere di architettura costruite in legno. Questo aspetto ha fatto si che la sua funzione è rimasta poco chiara per un tempo considerevole e venne conosciuta come la "Basilica", anche se successivamente è stato dimostrato che si trattava di un edificio di culto.
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CATAPHRACT- RELIEF TAQ-E BOSTAN from Era of SASSANID EMPIRE. One of oldest depictions of a Cataphract, figure in top in the middle belong KHOSRAU II, figure right is AHURA MAZDA and left is the PERSIAN GODDESS ANAHITA.
SASSANID EMPIRE - 224 CE - 651 CE- established by ARDESHIR I, son of Papak.
Lempuyang temple is one of the six main temples of Bali and is also the most ancient one.
And NO there is no lake/pond there, its a photography trick where they put a dark mirror just below the camera lens to get that effect! But still the landscape view from the temple and gate of heaven is breathtaking.
Мы поднялись на #waynapicchumountain и это пока что было самым тяжёлым испытанием.
Вообще денёк выдался непростой. Подъем в 4 утра, завтрак в очереди на автобус до Мачу-Пикчу, приехали в туман, который быстро рассосался, а потом наверх-наверх-наверх, казалось, что конца не будет, я уже почти ревела в какой-то момент.
Но мы поднялись, на самую макушку и посмотрели на город с высоты птичьего полета.
На самом деле основная красота Мачу Пикчу заключается именно в месте положения и степени целостности. Действительно не трудно представить себе соломенные крыши на домиках и вуа-ля. Однако мне лично, кроме шуток, понравился Пи́сак, где можно менее жестоко лезть и приятно погулять.
La luna brilla en la antigua capital, 月色照古都...
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📌 Petra is an ancient city that lies in present-day Jordan and dates back to the fourth century B.C. Ruins of the once-great metropolis and trading center now serve as an important archeologic site and tourist attraction.
📌 The archaeological site of the so-called Midas City is situated in the Eskişehir region in Central Anatolia, near the village of Yazılıkaya (which in Turkish means something like "rock inscription"). With a few exceptions, most of the Phrygian rock-cut monuments for which the site has become famous, date back to the sixth century BCE.
📌 Capital of a large column, detail. Temple of Khnum at Esna, Egypt.
The modern Egyptian town of Esna (Iunyt or Ta-senet to the ancient Egyptians) was built in the area of is roughly 50 km south of Luxor (ancient Thebes). Besides Khnum, the temple was dedicated to several other deities, the most prominent of whom were Neith and Heka. Texts mention that it was built on the site of a temple that may have been constructed as early as the reign of Tuthmosis III. Some blocks of the earlier 18th Dynasty structure are preserved. The present structure dates to the Greek and Roman periods and is one of the latest temples to have been built by the ancient Egyptians.
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📌 The Temple of Edfu is the second largest temple in Egypt. It is also known as the Temple of Horus (the falcon-headed God) and it is the most beautiful and well-preserved of all the Egyptian temples. Located between the Egyptian cities Luxor and Aswan, a French archaeologist by the name of Auguste Mariette uncovered it from its sand burial in the 1860s.