maplesyrup Days gone by... 2mon

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maplesyrup To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour.
- William Blake
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maplesyrup where others sleep 4mon
  •   maplesyrup @dayesleeper It really is Dave. I'm profoundly saddened by the minimal resources that go towards homelessness in the abundance of the Bay Area 3mon
  •   kauffy Sad, so many are in this situation. @maplesyrup 3mon
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  •   sonya_8898 Reality of life in America 1mon

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maplesyrup Back in San Francisco and it's all Grey & Gold 4mon
  •   binkdub I don't even know if these are ginkgoes now I don't think they are!! Oh well it's a good story. 4mon
  •   maplesyrup @binkdub Not ginkgo but I love those trees!! 4mon
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  •   myedenca Sweet 2mon

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maplesyrup la policía - new years eve 4mon

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maplesyrup And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.
- Rainer Maria Rilke
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maplesyrup quiet light 4mon

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maplesyrup Sometimes when I'm wandering around I have to pause because the light is so unexpectedly beautiful 4mon

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maplesyrup To learn the history of Catholic Virgins is to learn the history of colonization. La Virgen de los Remedios was brought to Mexico by the conquistadores.
The Virgin is considered to be “Spanish” and a patroness to them and to the indigenous who adopt Spanish ways. She was proclaimed as the “guardian of the Spanish Army.” The purpose of this was to counter Miguel Hidalgo's use of the Virgin of Guadalupe (which was an image of the Virgin discovered by a Mexican peasant) as a symbol of his independence movement.
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  •   danielji such a cool trip and series Linda! It's so inspiring! wishing you a great year ahead 🏼 4mon
  •   bemusedobserver @maplesyrup In American major cities it goes by the name ...gentrification! Enjoy your stay. 4mon
  •   maplesyrup @bemusedobserver so true!! 4mon
  •   maplesyrup @danielji Thank you so much Daniel, it's been amazingly and so needed. Wishing you a wonderful New Year as well 4mon

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maplesyrup The church you see on the top of what looks like a big hill is actually on top of the pyramid Tlachihualtepetl in Cholula, the worlds largest pyramid, which you can see an excavated part of on the bottom.
The Franciscan monks tried placing a cross in the temple on top of the pyramid three times. Each time it was struck by lightening. Finally they razed the temple and using the stones of the pyramid, constructed the church dedicated to Our Lady of Remedies that you see a later version of here. I am standing in the courtyard that contains three alters for sacrifices to Quetzalcoatl.
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maplesyrup Salud - drinking la luz 4mon
  •   maplesyrup @binkdub Ugh I will have a sip for you as well!! It's a balmy 21C here, sending you warm vibes 4mon
  •   binkdub We have had super mild weather the past two mos it is now about to become appropriately "seasonal!!!" 🌬️ enjoy! 4mon
  •   simondjinn Loving your Mexico pics! 4mon
  •   maplesyrup @simondjinn Thanks so much Simon, it's a wonderful place! Hope you are enjoying the holidays 4mon

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maplesyrup Getting Lost 4mon
  •   maplesyrup @photofrazzle Mexico is one of my favorite places to do that in! Especially the large markets, sometimes I do wander about for a while trying to find the way out 4mon
  •   photofrazzle 🏼 4mon
  •   danielji the streets feel so alive 4mon
  •   maplesyrup @danielji lol, Daniel that and crowded! 4mon

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maplesyrup a moment.... 4mon

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maplesyrup Christmas Eve Celebration 4mon

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maplesyrup Climbing Temples::Chasing Gods 4mon

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maplesyrup Rooftop Chilling 4mon

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maplesyrup Celebration 4mon

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maplesyrup El Mercado 4mon
  •   poppybay Luxe capture. Feliz Navidad my dear! So enjoying your view of the journey. 4mon
  •   maplesyrup @poppybay Thank you Heather, I'm likewise enjoying your pics from the season. Wishing you a wonderful x-mass eve 4mon
  •   kauffy Meat stands are so weird hey @maplesyrup In Thailand, Greg and I went on a hike and the guides stopped to get the other couple we were with, some meat. (We're veg) There was this little flag on a rotating device that swooshed the flies off the meat and as soon as it passed, the flies swarmed again. Ick! I don't know why, but the scene has always stayed with me, and your shot reminded me of it. It's quite overwhelming seeing carcasses. 4mon
  •   maplesyrup @kauffy I've seen the exact thing and been equally as turned off. For what it's worth, this one seemed "cleaner" 4mon

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