More solitudes, Gateways and Paths

“If we shadows have offended,. Think but this, and all is mended—. That you have but slumbered here. While these visions did appear!”  A Midsummer Night’s Dream

As everyone probably has guessed I am quite fond of  dreamy images. Every photo here has a story behind it which to me is as important as the picture itself and if it doesn’t have a story I will suggest one.

if we shadows

the shadow poses for a shot ( infrared)

first full day of sun on the west coast!!


Shipwrecks and an old lighthouse, ancient stones, doors and gateways, paths and forests; all have a role in histories, legends and/or symbolism;

the lighthouse keeper,  ceremonies of the solstice in the North Sea ,  a mysterious gate and road leading into the woods, and old Treebeard,  the story teller of the forest.

All are tales waiting to be told. I hope to tell a few of my own in my travels.

Gateway to the Mayan City of Labna (600-900 AD)

The Mayans believed that gateways and doors were entrances to another dimension.  It was a spiritual preparation and undertaking to enter through them. Their entire lives were filled with sacred ritual. ( from my own Mayan journey in 2012)

18 Comments Add yours

  1. aishasoasis says:

    Wow, these are really awesome photos, especially the gateway to the mayan city of labna, I need to learn more about infrared photography, too, you’ve really inspired me with something new! ♥♥♥;^)


    1. Infra red is very interesting and because it captures everything in a totally different way for me it has suggested all kinds of stories to write! Thank you for your visit Aisha!


  2. lizziegudkov says:

    Only here, with this post, you have a whole collection of books to write, Cybele!!! Amazing photos!


    1. Omg Lizzie, Does that mean I will have to get to work!! 🙂 Thanks so much.


  3. Great pictures, but I love that gnarled old tree the best.


  4. joshi daniel says:

    the light house picture looks so dramatic and dreamy 🙂


    1. thanks Josh. I love lighthouses and we have a few here ,The west coast of the island was once called by sailors “the graveyard of the Pacific” because of all the shipwrecks here.


  5. Robyn G says:

    Yes a wonderful post. Also enjoyed the shadow and the lighthouse, the stones, the Myan gateway….. OK all of them 😀
    Beautiful images and words Cybele!


    1. thank you Robyn!! I love gateways and paths etc. And entering the Mayan gate was like entering their world – a very strange and fascinating one- with some very dark corners!! I loved the mystery of their culture and myth.


      1. Robyn G says:

        Yes I can imagine that would have been a very wonderful experience Cybele… I do love doors!!


  6. Awesome photos Cybele Moon. I find the folklore rather intriguing.


    1. It really is. To make one’s whole life a sacred ritual is a goal of mine, -without having to cut hearts out of course !! Thanks Michelle!


  7. Yes, your images do have a very dreamy style to them – I like what/how they suggest another time, another place. I really enjoyed your “self portrait” shadow shot!


    1. thank you Robert. I’m glad you see that!! And me and my shadow!! Rather mischievous creature who gets ahead of myself sometimes.


      1. Or “someone” who always has your back 🙂


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