Day #97 – Garden of the Gods

Posted by on Dec 7, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Places | 0 comments

Day #97 – Garden of the Gods

     “Can you feel the power?”  Those faint words echo on the wind as I stand staring out at the magnificent vista before me.  As far as my eye can see, different arrangements of huge, red rocks jut out towards the sky, raising their fingers as if in prayer to the gods of the sky and earth.      The Garden of the Gods, a place considered sacred by Native Americans, holds many energy vortexes within its boundaries.  Some people feel the water which flows within the park is imbued with healing powers.  All I know is the sense of utter peace and calm that overtakes me whenever I stand here...

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Day #95 – The Alamo

Posted by on Dec 5, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Places | 0 comments

Day #95 – The Alamo

It was late morning and the intense Texas sun beat down upon my head as I hurried my way through the streets of San Antonio.  I wanted to squeeze in a visit to the Alamo before I had to leave for the airport. I only had a vague recollection of the Alamo history, but I immediately felt a reverence for the sacredness of this place as I entered the mission.  The play of sunlight and shadows on the time-etched and battle-scarred bricks and the gnarled old tree in the courtyard lent a surprising air of beauty to the lush, green grounds.  It was as if the once violent energy of the place had made...

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Day #89 – Home

Posted by on Nov 28, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Places | 0 comments

Day #89 – Home

Through my open car window, I saw this pair, a young girl and a woman walking hand in hand. Scenes of my own childhood washed over me, playing endless loops in my mind as a sense of déjà vu overcame me. Others might see a poor neighborhood with shacks of identical houses stacked side by side, but I see a real home. The young child clings dearly to the adult, both seem equally happy, probably thinking of their next move behind a door left lazily opened like a grand entrance to a palace. Here are two hopeful souls with one heart approaching a home perhaps festooned inside with careful love and...

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Day #79 – Basilica of the National Shrine

Posted by on Nov 18, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Places | 0 comments

Day #79 – Basilica of the National Shrine

Within in the confines of Washington D.C. is the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Its magnificent rotunda portrays pivotal scenes from the Christian faith. This Roman Catholic Basilica, also known as America’s Catholic Church, is a shrine dedicated to Mary, the mother of Jesus. She is believed to be conceived without sin, the meaning of “Immaculate Conception”. Mary was designated by the Roman Catholic Church to be the patron saint of the United States. Those who are drawn within its walls can find peace and solace. The prayers of more than a...

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Day #64 – Pitons (St. Lucia)

Posted by on Nov 3, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Places | 0 comments

Day #64 – Pitons (St. Lucia)

The twin volcanic peaks, Gros and Petit Piton, rise majestically from the calm blue water enfolding the island of St. Lucia. They stand in solidarity guarding the lush beauty of the land. In fact, the nomadic ancients who once lived here personified the peaks as images of their Gods. They worshiped them with fervor, imploring these sacred beings to protect them from all harm. Today, adventurers accept the challenge to scrabble to the top of the higher peak. After achieving their quest, they gaze about in wonder as they search the limitless sea or drink in the raw beauty of the dense...

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Day #59 – Kuwahi (Clingman’s Dome)

Posted by on Oct 29, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Places | 0 comments

Day #59 – Kuwahi (Clingman’s Dome)

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