or natural wood stairs
and mountains, at high altitudes or sitting in the back seat of an SUV being driven from place to place for a week by Carlos.
Narrow, single lane two way roads, twisting through the mountains, one side up against sheer cliffs,
the other on the crumbling mountain edge looking down into river valley 3000 feet, flush (ask Marc and Andra what that’s like).
|Peligro – Spanish for Danger|
We’ve covered a large chunk of the country overland. Mountains like you’ve never seen so many of, tons o’ waterfalls,
|One of Magdalena’s Sources|
|Not the first Quebecers, apparently|
We’ve been at its source,
it’s narrowest point (5′-6′ wide),
it’s midst in Mompox,
and at its mouth near Tayrona National Park.
Plus, there’s a song called Magdalena. It is written by Frank Zappa, it’s about a girl from Montreal. You should give it a listen.
Mountain climbing, horseback riding,
it’s all been pretty eye opening on more levels than there are stories in the cloud.
Haven’t seen colours like these that we are being gaschmaltzed (overwhelmed) by, since Sedona.
I believe, and have probably written this before (old age slipping in) that every individual on this planet has a natural habitat, be it oceanfront, the spruce mountains, the jungle, but for Lor and I it’s the desert. Anywhere we go, we feel at home in them. Perfect temp today, especially if you like hot and dry.
Here’s some more fodder for you HTF people. Y’know – HTF did Stonehenge happen, HTF was Machu Picchu built?, the pyramids?, Easter Island?, HTF did the Nazca Lines get drawn?, etc. There is an area in Colombia known as San Agustin.
It is the home of some mysterious and magical statues.
|Larry, Curly, and Moe|
Archeologists and tomb robbers have been sifting through the hills of this village and surrounding areas for about a hundred and fifty years.They’ve succeeded in unearthing more tombs with anthropomorphic statues guarding them than you can shake a divining rod at. Adding to several inexplicable accoutrements which form part of the statuary, each statue faces a direct cardinal point, or as is known in Latin, Stanus Musialis.
The commonalities presented by the pyramids, these statues, Stonehenge, etc., all facing directly into the sun on the day of the solstice is beyond comprehension. Using today’s technology – maybe. But without access to sextants, GPS, wheels, telescopes, and the like, the case for local knowledge 3,000 years ago, combined with the technology to install and align presents questions that require serious pondering.
|This is supposedly a fish. Made by Boeing, perhaps.|
Further adding to the confounding of the situation are parts of the costumes and physical features added to the statues. The almond eyes are explained away as being a shout out to the jaguar; one of the most sacred animistic symbols of the region. But anyone who has watched an episode of The Twilight Zone, has watched a movie on Channel 5 during the 1960’s or has seen ET knows that almond eyes are associated with aliens. While attempts are made to explain away accoutrements as being hairstyles near the ears of some of the statuary, no question that Bose could use the images to promote their latest wireless headphones.
Ditto for what appear to be breathing tanks on the backs of several of them. The largest sculpture, about 7 metres tall, indicates a C-section birth.
|Baby being removed from mother (upside down) notice slit down her middle|
Pretty advanced for the stone age, I’d say.