Going back

La convivencia Filandia, Quindío. Colombia
Sharing a moment          Filandia, Quindío. Colombia

 

when I realize that just by contemplating it; I am filled with happiness and inner peace.


Cancioneros Filandia, Quindío, Colombia
Singers          Filandia, Quindío, Colombia

when I realize that just by contemplating it; I am filled with happiness and inner peace.


En el terminal Filandia, Quindío, Colombia
At the termil           Filandia, Quindío, Colombia

 

That is the reason I am going back to where I found it.


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The end of the quest

De regreso Neira, Caldas, Colombia
On the way home          Neira, Caldas, Colombia

But I may add that the quest has finished.


El parque central Neira, Caldas, Colombia
The Central Park           Neira, Caldas, Colombia

 

And, it has ended in a total and satisfactory way, completely successful at that.


Vista hacia el centro Neira, Caldas, Colombia
In between mountains          Neira, Caldas, Colombia

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Main Street           San Sebastián de Palmitas, Antioquia, Colombia


 

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The question

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The corner          Neira, Caldas, Colombia


 

“Excuse me, Madam?”, he asked Doña Eudalia.


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Representation of the founders          Manizales City, Caldas, Colombia


. Because of the babbling in the room, he didn´t hear her question.


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The grade             Neria, Caldas, Calombia


“No, of course not, my dearest Lady. By no means is it because I am selfish you do not want to share. Simply put, not everyone will see it in the same form, and not for everyone will it be and represent, what it represents for me.”


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The barbershop         San Sebastián de Palmitas, Antioquia, Colombia


 

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The most singular beauty

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View of the Amazon         Macas City, Morona.Santiago Province, Ecuador


 

“Ah, that is a very good question.


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The lakes          San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro Province, Argentina


. I’ll answer that what I have found, the most singular beauty in this world, may be so, but only for me,” he replied while he gazed at the crowd surrounding him.


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Sunset at the wharf         Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina


 

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The things in front of us

Bolivar Condor Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
Bolivar Condor           Manizales, Caldas, Colombia

 

“I simply didn’t have the capacity or maybe the experience,


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Santander  Avenue         Manizales, Caldas, Manizales


and for reasons I still can’t absolutely define; I didn’t recognize it at the moment.


La Carrera 21 Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
Carrera 21  Street        Manizales, Caldas, Colombia

 

Perhaps we search for things in the wrong way, and even if they are in front of us, we don’t identify them for what they are.”


 

Plaza Bolivar Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
Plaza Bolivar           Manizales, Caldas, Colombia

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Close to home


Los balcones Niera, Caldas, Colombia

The balconies          Neira, Caldas Antioquia


 

“What did you say? No, My Dear Lady! I know it’s not an impossible mission, an unreachable pursuit,”


Valle de San Jerónimo San Sebastían de Palmitas, Antioquia, Colombia

 San Jerónimo  Valley                        San Sebastian Palmitas, Antioquia, Colombia


 

he exclaimed, smiling widely and turning to face both Doña Eudalia and Simón, who was pouring his drink.


 

 

Navidad en el pueblo San Sebastían de Palmitas, Antioquia, Colombia


 

“I know because, I have already found what I was searching for: quite close to home and a few years ago.”


 

La reina Niera, Caldas, Colombia


The Queen         Neira, Caldas, Colombia


 

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The most treasured

El camino Juliaca, San Román, Perú

On the road          Highway to Juliaca, San Román, Perú


 

“Still, I always eventually recognized that though I had encountered indescribable beauty, and on so many occasions,


Llamas del lago Lago Titicaca, Puno, Perú
Llamas at the lake           Lake Titicaca, Puno, Perú

none of it all had enclosed all the necessary requirements, so as to indisputably affirm it was, indeed, the best of all, the most treasured.”


Cordillera andina carretera a Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina
The Andes Chain           Highway to Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina

 

Doña Eudalia was now close to the bar’s counter, the crowd surrounding the stranger opening a place for her. Simón with his eye on the details had already offered her a fresh, cold beer.


 

La quebrada Humahuaca, Jujuy Argentina
The canyon        Highway to Jujuy, Jujuy, Argentina

 

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The most priceless treasure

Atardecer en la costa Playa Las Peñitas, León, Nicaragua
Sunset at the coast              Las Peñitas Beach, León, Nicaragua

 


You could say that I’m searching for the most valuable treasure that this whole wide world has to offer.

Volcán Cotopaxi Latacunga, Cotopaxi, Ecuador
 Cotopaxi Volcano           Latacunga, Cotopaxi, Ecuador

 

I have seen and admired so many marvelous things,


Patagonía lacustre Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina
Patagonia lakes           Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina

 

yet none of these have totally filled me.


El cafecito plazuela de la ciudad de Guanajuto, Guanajuato, México
The coffee          Guanajuto City Plaza, Guanajuato, México

 

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The most beautiful thing

El camino Salento, Quindío, Colombia

On the road             Salento, Quindío, Colombia


 

My search is of a simpler kind, but then , it doesn’t become less complicated because of that fact.


Vista al valle Parque del Cocora, Salento, Quindío, Colombia

The valley          Nacional Park El Cocora, Quindío, Colombia


For years and uncountable miles, I have been devoted to the purpose of finding the most beautiful and wonderful thing in this world.

Palmas de cera Parque El Cocora, Salento, Quindío, Colombia

The wax palm trees         Nacional Park El Cocora, Quindío, Colombia


 

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Searching for himself

Ensueños Salento, Quindío, Colombia
Daydreams                   Salento, Quindío, Colombia

 

“And what was I looking for?” he smiled as he answered, “You might say I was searching for myself, but that is not really true.


De paso Salento, Quindío, Colombia
Passing by                 Salento, Quindío, Colombia

 

I believe that, contrary to other persons, I have never lost myself, and indeed, I have always known where to find myself.”


Caminos de montaña Zona cafetera del Quindío, Quindío, Colombia
Country roads              Coffee zone in Quindío, Quindío St, Colombia

 

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