SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA: IMPLICIT DEMAND FOR PROOF (21 Pilots, PT. 1)

the soundtrack to my three months of living in Costa Rica has been almost exclusively, the 4 twenty one pilots’ albums: self-titled, vessel, blurryface, and trench. this upcoming 4-part photo series will feature captions with their lyrics describing an even deeper contextualization of my overall pure vida experience.
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reign down and destroy me
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i’ll try to delay what you make of my life. but i don’t want your way. i want mine.
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you are tired. you are hurt. a moth ate through your favorite shirt. and all your friends, they fertilize the ground you walk. lose your mind.
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i’ve been traveling in the deserts of my mind.
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living like a ghost, you walk by everyone you know. you say that you’re fine, but you have lost your sway and glow.
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then the wages of war will start inside my head with my counterpart.
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no one really knows his mind and no one knows behind his eyes.
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we get colder as we grow older. we will walk so much slower.
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i’m not sure i want to give you tools that can destroy my heart.
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he wakes up early today, throws on a mask that will alter his face. nobody knows his real name…
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he thinks that faith might be dead. nothing kills a man faster than his own head. 
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nobody knows he’s alive.
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i barely feel a smile deep inside me. 
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i began to understand why god died.
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the air begins to feel a little thin, as we’re waiting for the morning to begin.
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i wanna fall inside your ghost and fill up every hole inside my mind. and i want everyone to know that i am half a soul divided. 
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look in the mirror and ask your soul if you’re alright. 
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put on the glitter that your soul hides behind.
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all we are is an isle of flightless birds. 
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please don’t think about why you can’t sleep in the evening.
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please don’t be afraid of what your soul is really thinking.
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how frustrating and so degrading, his time we’re wasting, as time will fly by and the sky will cry as light is fading…

16apr19. San Jose, Costa Rica. 

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CARTAGO, COSTA RICA: ST. JAMES THE APOSTLE PARISH RUINS (Ruinas de la Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol)

These ruins are a cultural heritage site. Technically, the site can’t be called “ruins,” because it was never actually completed. Here’s why (and this is a crazy amount of earthquakes): 

1575 – several churches have existed on this site since this time

1630 – first building destroyed by an earthquake

1656 – demolished

1662 – consecration of a new building

1718 – heavily damaged by another earthquake

1756 – another earthquake damaged the church

1841 – finally destroyed on September 2, 1841 by the San Antolin earthquake

1870 – the last attempt to rebuild the church was started; built in Romanesque style (only one in Costa Rica) 

  • construction was halted for 30 years 

1903-1904 – restarted again

1910 – construction finally halted for good after the Santa Monica earthquake

Today, it’s a beautiful park.

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Ghost Story:

According to a popular legend, there were two brothers who lived in Cartago. One of them was a single, nice guy and the other was a priest. A rivalry arose between them as they both fell in love with the same woman. She chose and married the single, nice guy. The priest was infuriated, and did everything he could to destroy his brother. Then, in 1577 during the New Year’s mass, he saw his brother in the church and killed him with a knife. In penance for his mortal sin he built a church for the city, but one year after, an earthquake destroyed it. Each time it was rebuilt, another new earthquake destroyed it, until 1910 when it was canceled and thought to be a cursed site. It is also said that on foggy nights, it’s possible to see the priest, headless, inside the ruins, wandering for eternity as his penance for desecrating a holy site. (wiki)

30mar19. Cartago, Costa Rica.

JACÓ, COSTA RICA: EL MIRO RUINS & GRAFFITI

No one can say for sure if this is an abandoned hotel or an abandoned restaurant, if the developer died or if the developer ran out of money before it could be completed…but, either way, this is a cool, mysterious site hidden up high within the forest; a worthy hiking exploration. Follow the pics below:

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Glimpses of El Miro up high in the forest, from the beach.
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Follow the surfboard.
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You’re heading to Mirador Miro.
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Ruins on the way up.
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At the first overlook.
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Ocean view from the first overlook.

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The ruins at the top.

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Ocean view from the top overlook.

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Another gorgeous ocean view from the top.

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Passing an iguana on the way back down.

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18mar19. JACÓ, COSTA RICA

WROCŁAW , POLAND 🇵🇱: PRZEJSCIE a.k.a. TRANSITION

On the pavements at the intersection of Pilsudskiego and Swidnicka streets, Polish artist Jerzy Kalina installed a total of 14 life-like statues–seven people descending into the ground on one end of the junction and seven people emerging from the ground on the adjacent corner.

The public art installation called Przejscie, translated as Passage or Transition was installed at the cross streets in December 2005 to mark the 24th anniversary of when martial law was introduced in Poland (December 13, 1981). It was a time when many ordinary civilians were killed and went missing, which is reflected by the descending pedestrians who disappear into the Earth. The imposing method of military ruling was lifted in 1983, as echoed by the rise of the ordinary man on the opposite side of the street. The installation provides a visual representation of time and power. https://mymodernmet.com/jerzy-kalina-passage-transition/

Creator: Gross, Frederic (gable)

Date: 1587-1592 (gable)

The Griffin House (Dom Pod Gryfami) on the western side of Wroclaw’s Rynek has one of the square’s tallest perimeter facades, built in the Flemish Renaissance style. (info from PSU Library)

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Śląsk supporters call themselves Nobles from Wrocław (Polish: Szlachta z Wrocławia). In the 1980s many of the football ⚽️ club’s fans were active in the Solidarity and Fighting Solidarity movement which were fighting the communist regime in Poland. (Wiki)

23/24sep18. Wrocław, Poland 🇵🇱