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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Shadowy Amphitheatre

Amphitheatre

Abandoned amphitheatre, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México

no strutting players
mumbling their memorized lines
only one hand claps


Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher


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Magical Mystical Teacher
Rose (chubskulit)
Gemma Wiseman


For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow:
- Job 8:9, King James Version



May the sunlight and shadows always be with you!

44 comments:

Kelly said...

I know I should be drawn to the light...but I want to ascend those shadowy steps.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The layout is all wonky, and I have no idea why!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Beautiful, atmospheric photo where the stones whisper stories!

Gemma Wiseman said...

I'll have a go at fixing it for you! Now! Hang in there!

robin. said...

beautiful mmt. simply love it.

Sylvia K said...

One more of those lovely places in San Miguel! Thanks, as always, for the wonderful memories!

Sylvia

Gemma Wiseman said...

Can't do! Don't know why! The post looks OK in edit mode!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Found it! The photo was reading right alignment yet all the rest of the post was in the middle. Like a disagreement of commands! All fixed!

Paula Scott said...

I don't know if that King James quote has been there all along, but I just now noticed it-what a great quote and I want to go to that amphitheater!

Kathe W. said...

gorgeous shot- I love the state of Guanajuato!

Scrappy Grams said...

I would so love to visit this part of Mexico. I love the texture of the cobblestones.

Beverley Baird said...

Lovely shot! Great shadows and stone walls!
Great haiku as always!

Gaelyn said...

Looks like a cool and refreshing place.

BLOGitse said...

Hola from Spain, right now from Malaga! We saw similar wall here but no shadows :)
Happy Sunday!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Bravo!! Take a bow for a fantastic shadow & Haiku MMT :)

Chubby Chieque said...

It's well abandoned but the beauty in it and I can still hear the echo... cheering!

WOnderful scene on a sunny day.

Hugs,
/C

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Mmmmmmmmmm, I really like the cultural aspect of this photo!!!! Like an ancient ruin.

MyMaracas said...

Lovely play of light and shadow. I like that the shadowy part is in the foreground; there's a sensation of being led into the light.

Dianne said...

I really love the big fat shadows the inner side of the arch leaves on the wall

Jim said...

Fantastic.

C. Foxy said...

INteresting how the stairs give this photo some nice texture. Thanks for sharing. I've posted. hope you all enjoy!

Angie said...

So silent shadows.

jewaicious said...

Nice capture of tones, textures and mood...lovely.

Lighthousegal said...

What a beautiful scene the amphitheater makes. It has a very peaceful feel to it. It looks to be well maintained even though it is abandoned.
Happy Sunday!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Gorgeous!

Thank you for hosting!

pembrokeshire lass said...

I love the feeling of peace there and yes I could almost hear the ghosts of those long gone strutting sir lines! Joan

Maggie said...

How peaceful and serene, I could easily sit there and while away an hour or two.

Betty Manousos said...

terrific shadow shot!

happy sunday!

Daryl Edelstein said...

Just back from New Mexico and I brought back some shadows too .. your's are lovely

Alexa said...

I love the shadows, but in this case the light as well. Don't know why it's been abandoned, but it makes a great photo!

Jazzbumpa said...

The sound of one hand
Clapping echos in the stones
And silent shadows.

Cheers!
JzB

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Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

Hard to believe this is abandonned. A lovely photo. My sister lives in San Miguel and I have sent her the link.

Leah said...

Love this shot.
It conjures up the feeling of ancient history and deep reflection.
Great verse you accompanied with it too.
Cheers,
Leah

FiveSibesMom said...

Love this...it is like a puzzle with the shadows, steps, and stones all leading to somewhere special...almost like a step back in time. Great haiku...I can almost visualize the Shakespearean players milling about in their finery!

colleen said...

Lots of angles and directions my eyes could take. I know I'm late but my shadow shot looms large.

darla said...

great shot! lot's of shadows!

Mumsy¸.¤ª“˜¨ said...

Fantastic shot!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Just the sort of place I would love to take a wander.

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