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The misty of Borobudur “the history never end” … 

Daniel Tjongari was born in Surabaya, Indonesia, on January 8, 1977. For Daniel photography is about imagination, emotion and trying to put a little of your soul into every picture you take. It really doesn’t matter what gear you have. He always imagine what I want to say in each of the pictures. Creating a real picture becomes unreal in his camera this is what he love about photography.

Borobudur, or Barabudur, is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument consists of nine stacked platforms, six square and three circular, topped by a central dome. The temple is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. The central dome is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues, each seated inside a perforated stupa. It is the world’s largest Buddhist temple, as well as one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world.

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blacksmithgendry  asked:

*sighs* tell me more about Arya and water symbolism in her arc and what it could mean for her endgame please

my other favorite subject lol. ok so water is everywhere in arya’s story. from her first lesson with syrio, the water dancer, to the riverlands where arya spends so much time and she gives dying men water. now she’s in braavos - a city of islands in a sea where a poisoned pool is central to the temple she lives at. and all the dozens of references in between. its a really strong motif in her arc. again, this suggests to me that its intentional on grrm’s part

“This is the bravo’s dance, the water dance, swift and sudden. All men are made of water, do you know this? When you pierce them, the water leaks out and they die.“ (AGOT)

water is a fundamental part of life and i think people get caught up in death where arya’s arc is concerned. yes, it plays a big role. but you cant have one without the other. arya witnesses so much death and kills but she’s still alive and so are others thanks to her and she gave the gift of mercy to several others. even in the text water mainly represents life (exception poison/contamination which we also see)

The green water was warm as tears, but there was no salt in it. It tasted of summer and mud and growing things. (ACOK)

She got dirt in her mouth but she didn’t care, the taste was fine, the taste was mud and water and worms and life. (ACOK)

arya actively uses water as a coping mechanism. her mantra “calm as still water” helps arya manage her fear/panic. its a survival technique. she thinks of herself as water with the faceless men too. there she needs to be controlled as well as on the battlefield or while being hunted. arya stark’s true thoughts and feelings must be concealed. all of this is why water can symbolize mystery and emotion. its the element of hidden depths which is a perfect representation of arya

Her face was still water, hiding all, revealing nothing. (ADWD)

i can’t not mention the nature connection. water is significant to the old gods - they rule over trees and rivers. the pool is an important part of the godswood. arya spends so much time in the wilds that water is frequently mentioned in one form or another (rivers, lakes, rain, the sea, fog, canals ect) she feels hears smells tastes and sees it. its always a sensory experience. arya can, according to jon, swim like a fish. when arya tries to rid herself of all her possessions she throws everything into the water. like i said; its presence in her story is huge. this is a constant throughout every book. water is her personality, her survival, her faith, her surroundings.

She raised the cup to the fish’s mouth. The water splashed across her fingers and down her sleeve, but Arya did not move until the cup was brimming over. (ASOS)

i’ve talked a lot about arya’s water like nature. because water will change form to fit into any space it symbolizes adaptability. which i think is one of arya’s most defining traits. arya becomes whatever she has to in order to survive. to the point that she will attempt surrendering her very identity into nothingness. nobody has had more transformations. this is the crux of her arc. and its a big reason i think she’ll make it. if you create a character to be just like water - moving shifting adapting no matter what the circumstances - then i don’t see any meaningful reason for killing them off. arya’s survives. its what she does.


Touji-in in Autumn by Patrick Vierthaler

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Touji-in in Autumn by Patrick Vierthaler


Rio Bec


Río Bec is a Pre-Columbian Maya archaeological site located in what is now southern portion of the Mexican state of Campeche. The name also refers to an architectural style (Río Bec Style) that first appeared at Río Bec and subsequently spread to other nearby sites. The Río Bec Style is closely related to the Chenes architectural style found northwest of the Río Bec region.

The archaeological site

The Río Bec site was first mentioned by Austrian explorer Teoberto Maler at the end of the 19th century, though he never visited the site. The French explorer Maurice de Perigny was the first European to visit and report on the Río Bec. The site is now being excavated and restored by a group of French archaeologists from the CNRS headed by Dominique Michelet. They have located several architectural groups and their surveys and maps of several square kilometers give us a better understanding of the ancient settlement. Excavation of the principal building at Río Bec A, a building with three towers and several rooms, is now underway.

The Rio Bec architectural style

Río Bec temple pyramids are located in the central Maya lowlands. The temple-pyramids are characterized by a unique architectural style that began to appear during the seventh century A.D. and continued into the early twelfth century A.D. The temple-pyramids consist of a range-type building with typically two nonfunctional solid masonry towers on both ends of the range-type building. The twin-towers narrow with ascension in order to give an illusion of greater height. The twin-towers appear to have stairs along their faces leading to the temple that rests atop them. However, the steps are only a design motif that creates the illusion of functional stairs. Even if the steps were functional, the towers rise at steep vertical angles that would make ascending them difficult. The temples, which are located on the platform at the top of the Río Bec towers are inoperative as well. The temples are solid masses with no interior rooms. Pseudo-doorways, which have been built into niches in the fronts of the temples, give the appearance of a functional door. Despite their nonfunctional components, the Río Bec towers hold the typical decorations of a pyramid and its upper temple and at first glance are taken as functional pyramids. The purpose of the Río Bec temple-pyramids is unknown, but they do resemble the twin-tower complexes of Tikal.


Okay so we all know the gems have the temple right? Looks like a big six armed lady that very well could be a representation of the fusion of garnet, amethyst, pearl, and rose. If y'all remember the together breakfast episode where Steven gets to wander around the inside of the temple for the first time and he finds himself in the heart room where Garnet is burning a painting. 

It’s the literal heart of the temple, yes? Well I couldn’t help but notice that the Jasper/Peridot ship had an EXTREMELY SIMILAR structure in it when Garnet and Jasper are fighting. 

The ship is a moveable, animate object and it has the same kind of central structure as the temple does, which leads me to believe that the temple can move. I think once Steven really figures out how to control his powers, they’ll be able to activate the temple. 

In addition to this theory, it is waaaay too suspicious that Jasper and Peridot showed up in a hand. I definitely think that there is a much larger temple on the gem home world that the hand belongs to.