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.

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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.

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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)

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  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! ♥♥♥;^)

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    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!

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  2. lizziegudkov says:

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

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

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

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  4. joshi daniel says:

    the light house picture looks so dramatic and dreamy 🙂

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    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.

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  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!

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    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.

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      1. Robyn G says:

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

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

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    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!

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  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!

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

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

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