Not: İzlenimlerin kuvvetiyle ikinci plana düşen somut seyahat önerilerini de es geçmek istemiyorum. Big Sur'da görülmesi lazım bir yer olan Henry Miller Memorial Library'i başka bir postta paylaşacağım.
In the California guide stood the words: Big Sur is more a state of mind than a place you can pinpoint on a map. When you drive through Highway 1 with cliffs rising from where the Santa Lucia Mountains meet with the ocean, you witness a beautiful scenery where the sun dances with nature and the ocean is their spectator. Colours and wandering humans leave their marks in this geographical masterpiece. You can also find traces left by many figures from history, drawned to Big Sur and became part of its existence. Henry Miller, being one of those trace-leavers, wrote many books during his seclusion on the skirts of mountains and his words escort your journey through Big Sur, building an abstract cauldron containing the humanity, human, nature and the time triplet: past-present-future. Curved roads become symbols of greater things. You may experience a different kind of tipsiness caused by a feeling of closeness to freedom. Big Sur is a state of pleasure. The love of those who crossed paths with it are hidden in the sun by day and in the stars by night. It is remembered and recorded in poems, books, photographs, paintings and memories as a precious piece of earth. This post shall be a homage, a contribution, a reminder for the growing collective conscious around the area.
PS. I don't want to neglect the travel tips, though the strength of Big Sur's impression puts them on a secondary place. I'll write about Henry Miller Memorial Library, a must visit, in an another post.