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So if any of you guys reblog a lot of lesser-known studyblr content, could you reblog this post? Or if you post original stuff and it doesn’t get a lot of notes or something like that. I’m looking for more content on my dash that’s not necessarily the picture-perfect minimalistic studyblr aesthetic posts, if that makes sense. Please reblog so I can follow you if that’s the kind of stuff you reblog/post c:
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Prambanan, Indoneisa — It seems unlikely that the Javanese Hindu monarchs who, more than a millennium ago, built these immense temples to celebrate their power and faith, imagined that that their kingdom and civilization would vanish and, indeed, that their religion would no longer exist in this land.  But how inevitably, it seems, does one man’s monument to his might becomes another man’s memorial to human frailty.  Spending an afternoon wandering around the ruins of Prambanan, it occurred to me that as much as anything, travel offers constant lessons in humility.  "It is thus that we are warned at each step of our nothingness,“ mused the 18th century writer Chateaubriand.  "Man goes to meditate on the ruins of empires; he forgets that he is himself a ruin still more unsteady, and that he will fall before these remains do.”  

Borobudur, Indonesia – Eleven hundred years of sunsets.  Buddhist kings built the temple of Borobudur in central Java more than a millennium ago.  It’s sobering to think how few things in the world have stood for more than a thousand years.  There’s probably nothing that old in North or South America.  Europe has some Greek and Roman ruins, a few Romanesque churches and neolithic sites like Stone Henge.  In Africa various Pharaonic monuments remain.  And in Asia are some Hindu and Buddhist temples and a few mosques.  In a thousand years what will remain of our cities, of everything that surrounds us?  Probably nothing.