Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Danza de los Voladores

Mexico City

The Dance of the Flyers involves five men, they represent the five earthly directions: the four cardinal points and straight up, from earth to heaven. It consists of dance and the climbing of a 30 meter pole from which four of the five participants then launch themselves tied with ropes to descend to the ground. According to myth, the ritual was created to ask the gods to end a severe drought in pre-Hispanic times.

Monday, 29 March 2010

Perseus and Friends

Loggia dei Lanzi (1382)
Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy

Friday, 26 March 2010

Turquoise Waters

Yamdrok-tso Lake (4,488m), Tibet (China)
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Wednesday, 24 March 2010

The Pisaq Ruins

Sacred Valley of the Incas (Urubamba River Valley), Peru

Monday, 22 March 2010

Friday, 19 March 2010

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Palace of Winds

Built in 1799 to enable the women of the court to watch street processions while remaining in a strict state of purdah(*)
Jaipur (Rajasthan), India
(*) Seclusion of Muslim women inside the home, and the general term for wearing a veil.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Summer houses

A room with a view
All houses are built according to the architectural style of the south - Moorish influence (they have occupied part of the Iberian Peninsula until the 12th/13th centuries).
Carrapateira, Vicentine Coast, southwestern Portugal

Friday, 12 March 2010

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

The Entertainer

Karlov Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic

Monday, 8 March 2010

Friday, 5 March 2010

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Monday, 1 March 2010