In keeping with the fantasy theme of the recent posts, a couple of quotes from Dune to go along with this photo from the Namibian desert. Any road followed precisely to its end leads precisely nowhere. (Muad’Dib, Dune) and just because… If wishes were fishes, we’d all cast nets. (Gurney Halleck, Dune)
Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort. (Hobitton, New Zealand)
A floating congregation of pilgrims watches the aarti (night ceremony) on the Ganges in Varansi, India. What they are watching is a beautiful ritual with brass lamps, accompanied with chants and a multitude of people in attendance. It’s purpose to say goodnight to the ganges.
Front of the Amer Fort in Jaipur, India. Built by Raja Man Singh I in 1592, it is known for its artistic style of both Hindu and Rajput elements. Some suggest that the fort’s location and feel were an inspiration for George Lucas when designing ‘Jabba The Hutts’ palace in Return of the Jedi.