land of plenty

by Mawey September. 01, 2011 2189 views

the scale of all this overwhelms me every time when we reach the pass of ru'efen, where the huge monument of unity of the ancient kings steadily spits its scrap metal onto the ground, with every gusting wind that rattles at its squeaking plates. the pass can only be taken from late spring to beginning of autumn; in winter and greysal it is covered by deep layers of snow and engulved in storms that even the ravens avoid.

suddenly, the eye is filled with distance. i inadvertedly stretch my neck, as if it would help to see farer and farer, equally shocked by the long path that lies ahead, and the simplicity to fly through it with just one look. and yet i know that down there lie as many from our bolo as there are still left.

the land of plenty belongs to the feet of the wanderer, as much as it is home to the dwellers resettling there, the bolos we'll visit and deal with, the tribes of the west and the nomads of the east. all of them come together in the plains below, seaking for trade, hoping for treasure and dreaming of fortune overnight. it is a place where things happen and can not be averted, no matter how much you wish for just passing by.

a mix of nervous excitement and relieved aplomb has captured our group, and i am one with my will for a while, to find whatever is waiting down there for me.

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Jane 9 years, 7 months ago

I love these pics, and yes, I think i'm ready for the couch & book in hand. Illustrations on one page too of course.

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Patricia Gonzales 9 years, 8 months ago

Superb shots!!!!! Magnificent!!!!

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-- Lyency 9 years, 8 months ago

i prefer your original photographs even if they are less "perfect" then these ones. these are merely illustrations, i would say typical, the story here stands alone without them. your own images in earlier pieces cannot be separated from the story making it a unique one

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Antonio Gil 9 years, 8 months ago

I'm wondering where it's all going to end. (Or if it ends at all). The background is awesome.

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