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The underworld

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We tend to think the underworld is a PLACE out THERE, where SOME of us GO when we die.
This, I believe, is a very odd thing to think.

Later addition:

The idea of the photograph is to think about this idea: we do not know what happens after death, but what is strange is to think that the same spatial views continue after death. This is so because we are no longer bodies, but beings of some spiritual form. Since we are no longer bodies, then, wherever we "go", is not like our current physical world with its spatial coordinates. The underworld ----or "heaven"---, for example, is not a place where we "walk" because we no longer have our physical legs to move about. These spatial words are used only metaphorically,as Dante did, in his poetic masterpiece "The Inferno". Dante opens the underworld in the poem. Herein lies the dignity of literature; it sees what cannot be seen only with our worldly eyes. One could imagine many other things that follow from this.

I hope this makes my point a little bit clearer.
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Kuper4's avatar
just good photographers know to stand for a moment and look around, in some other ways than what people r used to look.
there why you'll get a fav+ for this one. well done!
amelo14's avatar
Thank for for this very endearing comment. Unforgettable.
biskui's avatar
cold...

in a good way.
amelo14's avatar
My friend, remember I am half Canadian! ....

In a good way.
biskui's avatar
Hahahhahahah !
allonzo's avatar
Nice concept! I like it how you use photography to express deep thoughts and to illustrate questions. Well done!
amelo14's avatar
Thank you so much. I guess this is the way I try to integrate my backgrounds. Somtimes it works bettter than other times! :-)
Toadsmoothy2's avatar
this is fascinating! another :+fav:
amelo14's avatar
Thank you Mr. Toad. I hoped you would have liked this one. I am truly glad you did. I think you understand it very well without having to say anything. Muchas gracias.
chwimz's avatar
great capture and an even better concept. :D im :+fav: it.
amelo14's avatar
Thank you so much. I was so surprised by the images reflected. :-)
myrnajacobs's avatar
Perhaps, just perhaps we can still have perception of this world even though we are not inside bodies. Maybe we can feel the rain fall even better...or taste the sky..or 'walk' on water and fly.. getting the sensation of it all because we are no longer depending on the body for those sensations. I hope so.. I think.
vw1956's avatar
Great idea well done!! :#1:
amelo14's avatar
Thank you Volker. I was surprised when I saw these strange reflections on the ceiling. The world appeared totally inverted. :-)
vw1956's avatar
You´re welcome, Andrés :)
Kilifila66's avatar
Estoy pensando en los nueve circulos de Dante despues de leyendo esto. Quien sabe que occure cuando morir, pero este foto es un buen ejemplo de la pasibilidad de otros dimensiones. Buen trabajo.
amelo14's avatar
Que buena analogia, me encanta. Lo mas bello de aquella obra es precisamente que los lugares "fisicos" se abren solo en la palabra poetica. Gracias por tus palabras. :-)
pauliss's avatar
Hace poco lei que aparentemente el universo tendria 6 dimensiones

Si fuera cierto o no no me interesa......me fascino la idea de convivir con muchas dimensiones (aunque yo no las vea).....

A que voy?......esta foto me hace pensar como si alguna dimension se estuviera "colando" en la nuestra......

una de dos....o las hay....o tengo que dejar de leer historias sobre viajes en el tiempo :D
amelo14's avatar
Por aqui llego derechito a Argentina! :D
Assilemy's avatar
Why do you think this idea is odd? or how is it odd rather? I'm not sure exactly what I'm asking but I'm asking.
amelo14's avatar
The idea of the photograph is to think about this idea: we do not know what happens after death, but what is strange is to think that the same spatial views continue after death. This is so because we are no longer bodies, but beings of some spiritual form. Since we are no longer bodies, then, wherever we "go", is not like our current physical world with its spatial coordinates. The underworld ----or "heaven"---, for example, is not a place where we "walk" because we no longer have our physical legs to move about. These spatial words are used only metaphorically,as Dante did, in his poetic masterpiece "The Inferno". Dante opens the underworld in the poem. Herein lies the dignity of literature; it sees what cannot be seen only with our worldly eyes. One could imagine many other things that follow from this.

I hope this makes my point a little bit clearer, Melissa aka "inbreadnothing".
Assilemy's avatar
*smiles* Is that my new nickname? Nice.

And that made your point much clearer, I don't think that I have thought about "after" in those terms at all and it's interesting to have a new thought to chew on. Granted, I don't think about "after" too much 'cause I'll get there sooner or later.
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