After following Lava Canyon‘s geologic history along a rocky trail, I went looking for other stony encounters I’ve unearthed on my travels. Here’s what I came up with – ancient stone temples in Guatemala.
The impressive and unexpectedly beautiful hand-hewn New Croton Dam, which supplies New York with much of its water.
A little touch of Irish romance off the coast of the Pacific Northwest; a gravestone on Whidbey Island.
Great stony windows in Utah’s glorious Arches National Park.
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“The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.” – Tennessee Williams
“Only those who truly love and who are truly strong can sustain their lives as a dream. You dwell in your own enchantment. Life throws stones at you, but your love and your dream change those stones into the flowers of discovery. Even if you lose, or are defeated by things, your triumph will always be exemplary. And if no one knows it, then there are places that do. People like you enrich the dreams of the worlds, and it is dreams that create history. People like you are unknowing transformers of things, protected by your own fairytale, by love.” – Ben Okri