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Mayan Temple in Tikal

It’s not hard to see how Mayan cities of old can┬ábe swallowed by the jungle. This temple in Tikal, Guatemala stands well above the nearby trees, and is adorned with a special room at the top for priests to perform rituals.Temple in Tikal.JPG

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Ashes and diamonds

Salvaged from damnation
Ashes turned to diamonds
Your heart shone
A stone, stolen
From the depths of the earth
To the palm of my hand
A maddening brilliance
That lit kingdoms afire
And set hearts into frenzy

Great Wall of China

IMG_4611The Great Wall of China slides along the landscape like and ancient dragon for more than 13 thousand miles. This portion, close to Beijing, rolls along the crest of mountain ranges and fills daily with tourists.