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The pathway to heaven paved with flowers

Reflections from an ancient Native American sacred site:

CHACO CANYON / ANASAZI RUINS, New Mexico / June 2018

Art historian and traveler Karl F. Volkmar (USA) contributes these wonderful images from the arid deserts in the Southwestern USA. Through his photos we have a glimpse into the landscape and spirituality of one of the ancient cultures of the Americas...

Mayans believe that the pathway to heaven is paved with flowers. These flowers lined the path to understanding the ambiguous relationship between chaos and order.
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Chaco Canyon is a major centre of ancestral Pueblo culture between 850 and 1250 - it is a UNESCO heritage listed site. These photos by Karl Volkmar / June 2018

The ruins of Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico USA - photos by Karl Volkmar / June 2018

The ruins of Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico USA - photos by Karl Volkmar / June 2018

- thank you, Karl!

A ruined church, a high altitude pub

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Our traveling correspondent Tegan Northwood has reached Ireland - here are a few of her photos from the mountains: An old church ruins, Old Glencullen Church / also known as St Patrick's Chapel (right next to Ireland's highest pub, Johnnie Fox's) and some of the rough Dublin hill country nearby.

"a little ruined church, in the hills near Stepaside, not that far from Wicklow mountains"

Photos by Tegan Northwood / April 30, 2018

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