markruffalo:

Lighting up the UN with ideas and poetry of life. #peoplesClimateMarch

Rescued Woolly monkey at Merazoni, Ecuador

Rescued Woolly monkey at Merazoni, Ecuador

alienjesusmotherearth:

Puerta de Hayu Marka - Peru near Lake Titicaca
A huge mysterious door-like structure in the Hayu Marca mountain region of Southern Peru near Lake Titicaca,an hour drive from the city of Puno, has long been revered by local indians as the “City of the Gods.” Although no actual city has ever been discovered and recently homes have begun to be built near the site, about a mile inland from Lake Titicaca. The remote area is known as a Valley of the Spirits, or Stone Forest, made of strange rock formations that resemble animals, beings, buildings, dinosaurs, and artificial structures. The door or the “Puerta de Hayu Marca” (Gate of the Gods) has been, at some time in the distant past, carved out of a natural rock face and in all, measures exactly 23’ in height and width, with a smaller alcove in the center at the base which measures in at just under 6’ in height.   
  The native indians of the region had a legend that spoke of “a gateway to the lands of the Gods”, and in that legend, it was said that in times long past great heroes had gone to join their gods, and passed through the gate for a glorious new life of immortality, and on rare occasions those men returned for a short time with their gods to “inspect all the lands in the kingdom” through the gate.

alienjesusmotherearth:

Puerta de Hayu Marka - Peru near Lake Titicaca

A huge mysterious door-like structure in the Hayu Marca mountain region of Southern Peru near Lake Titicaca,an hour drive from the city of Puno, has long been revered by local indians as the “City of the Gods.” Although no actual city has ever been discovered and recently homes have begun to be built near the site, about a mile inland from Lake Titicaca. The remote area is known as a Valley of the Spirits, or Stone Forest, made of strange rock formations that resemble animals, beings, buildings, dinosaurs, and artificial structures. The door or the “Puerta de Hayu Marca” (Gate of the Gods) has been, at some time in the distant past, carved out of a natural rock face and in all, measures exactly 23’ in height and width, with a smaller alcove in the center at the base which measures in at just under 6’ in height. 
  

  The native indians of the region had a legend that spoke of “a gateway to the lands of the Gods”, and in that legend, it was said that in times long past great heroes had gone to join their gods, and passed through the gate for a glorious new life of immortality, and on rare occasions those men returned for a short time with their gods to “inspect all the lands in the kingdom” through the gate.

queenanunnaki:

12 Facts about Puma Punku

45 miles west of La Paz high in the Andes mountains, lie the mysterious ancient ruins of Puma Punku. The megalithic stones found here are among the largest on the planet, measuring up to 26 feet long and weighing more than 100 tons each. Puma Punku is a large temple complex or monument group that is part of the Tiwanaku Site near Tiwanaku, Bolivia.

  1. Puma Punku is so unique in the way that it was constructed and shaped and positioned, that it is the most intriguing ancient site on the planet.
  2. If you look at the stones carefully, you can see some intricate stonework, as though they used machine tools or even lasers. Evidence of ancient civilizations using modern technology? Sure.
  3. At Puma Punku you will find incredible stones with these perfect right angles, smooth as glass, this makes Puma Punku unique and over of the few places on earth to find this type of stone work.
  4. The massive stones were hewn at quarries over 60 miles away.
  5. Puma Punku is located  at an altitude of 12,800 feet, which means it is located above the natural tree line, this means that NO trees grew in that area which means that no trees were cut down in order to use wooden rollers, the question is how did they transport the stones?
  6. Tiahuanaco is located near Puma Punku, less than a quarter mile northeast of Puma Punku. Scientists believe Tiahuanaco was once the center of a civilization with more than 40,000 inhabitants.
  7. Tiahuanaco is probably the greatest Native American civilization that many people haven’t heard of.
  8. It’s said that in Tiahuanaco are all the races of mankind represented, even elongated skulls, people wearing turbans, people with broad noses, people with thin noses, people with thick lips, people with thin lips, and some of the statues are particularly unusual and are unlike the ones found in the nearby area.
  9. One of the most important archaeological artifacts ever discovered in Tiahuanaco or Puma Punku is the famous Fuente Magna Bowl discovered near Tiahuanaco.
  10. The Ceramic bowl, has  Sumerian cuneiform and Proto-Sumerian hieroglyphic written on it.
  11. The megalithic stones found at Puma Punku are among the largest on the planet.
  12. There are stones at Puma Punku that weigh over 100 tons.

by Ivan Petricevic ancient-code.com

Images: google

Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye- Western Scotland

(via operaisbetterthanfirefox)

Merazonia is a dynamic rescue and rehabilitation centre for trafficked and abused Amazonian animals, in the Pastaza Region of Ecuador, South America.

What are we going to do?
On the 4th of October, World Animal Day.When three of our volunteer co-ordinators are going to spend 24 hours in a cage - eating monkey food, pooing in a bucket and only time will tell what else. They will be joined by x-Merazonia volunteers all over the world. Who are all going to spend 24 hours in their bathroom’s.

Why are all these people monkeying around?
They are choosing to spend World Animal Day in a small space to highlight the fact that animals all over the world live in unsuitable conditions, they are doing this also to help Merazonia fund raise for materials for the construction of a much needed new cabin for long term volunteers and researchers. Which will cost about $5000. Any money made over this target will go to our on going Woolly monkey release project.

Follow us on the day.

Become a friend ofMerazonia Refuge on facebook or follow Merazonia on twitter. Or click Donate on www.merazonia.org to see our progress on crowd funding website chuffed.org.

Merazonia on Flickr.

Merazonia on Flickr.

this was one of my favourite spots to chill out. So quite and peaceful, in the middle of the rainforest.
Sometimes, if you sat by the river long enough you could almost hear voices

this was one of my favourite spots to chill out. So quite and peaceful, in the middle of the rainforest.

Sometimes, if you sat by the river long enough you could almost hear voices