Travelin' About

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear --
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.'
     -- 'Ozymandias' Shelley
Italy Egypt
England Greece
France U.S.A.
Knowing that was so, how could I not go in search of such a wondrous sight? I've been lucky enough to see not only those 'legs of stone' but also a number of other spots around the globe that are equally mysterious and magical. The following sections provide just a few examples of what awaits a traveller in the few spots I've visited. Hopefully, one day there will be more to show; there's certainly an infinity to see! ...

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