Be careful! Walk quietly into this gaping mouth inscribed with the words “All thoughts fly.” Anything you may whisper in private–can be heard by those standing on the stairs. This ogre from hell is just one of the many stone sculptures of mythical creatures, giants battling animals, dragons, and soldiers entangled in wrath that […]
Category Archives: Mystery Photo
Oh, election day! Amid all the stress, we are reminded to take a moment to be silent, to pray or meditate. These monks sitting in the long tangled roots of a tree look so serene. Let’s hope they’re praying for world peace. Do you recognize the temple? Where in the world was this photo taken?
In the middle of a large estate with an elaborate palace, now a World Heritage Site, sits this mysterious well. Built by its millionaire owner in 1892, this eerie well was never intended to use for water but as a place for ceremonies and initiation into the secretive world of Masons. The inverted tower spirals […]
This geothermal region is the highest in the world. So even if the sulphur smell doesn’t get to you, the altitude will! It sits between 4800 and 5000 meters above sea level in the southwestern corner of a landlocked country where bizarre colored lakes draw rare flamingos and adventurous travelers alike. Not far from the […]
Caution and planning are necessary when venturing across this flat, expansive landscape. Why? Because it is huge. We’re talking over 9,000 km, or 3,475 miles to be exact. And there are no roads. Just a sea of white marked by a ring of volcanic mountains on the distant horizon, and an occasional landmark–an old abandoned […]