The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Sacred Valley of Tepoztlan


View from the Road 95 Mexico City-Cuernavaca-Acapulco of the Valley of Tepoztlan, a magic town south Mexico City, in the center of the image, the one with pyramidal form, "El Cerro del Tesoro" (Treasure Hill) or 'Chalchi'.
The town is a popular tourist destination near Mexico City. Is famous for the remains of a temple built on top of the nearby Tepozteco mountain. Tepoztlán was named a "Pueblo Mágico" in 2002. [Wiki]
About the background music:
Luminessence.
A modern masterpiece, July 12, 2005
By Marius Cipolla.
This is an absolutely luminous piece of music, living up to the name Jarrett gave it. Hard to believe anyone could think it dark. Like most serious modern music, it reflects the human condition in our age, and that means moments of tension and anguish. Indeed one could say that one of the great themes of Jarrett's music is the resolution of such anguish -- crossing the "personal mountains" in each human life.
But the overal experience of these pieces is of sublime beauty. Jan Garbarek is the perfect soloist for this sonata-like composition, an artist who produces one of the most beautiful sounds in modern jazz.
Luminessence isn't easy listening jazz. It might be better to approach it via the path of modern classical music than via any popular tradition. It is serious, heavenly music that needs to be respected. In return, it will reward the listener with intense pleasure.

Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.

5 comments:

cuentosbrujos said...

Pedazo de foto¡¡ primero de tamaño y luego la panorámica que parece muy interesante
saludos brujos

oldmanlincoln said...

Interesting photograph. I like the monuments you describe as being there.

Uma por Dia said...

Wow, magic indeed!

Kate said...

I'd like to visit this spot; perhaps next winter!!

Carraol said...

Uma, Kate, C. Brujos, Mr. Lincoln, thanks a lot for visiting.