“In reflecting upon the different degrees of enjoyment presented to us in the contemplation of nature, we find that the the first place must be assigned to a sensation, which is wholly independent of an intimate acquaintance with the physical phenomena presented to our view…every where, the mind is penetrated by the same sense of the grandeur and vast expanse of nature, revealing to the soul, by a mysterious inspiration, the existence of laws that regulate the forces of the universe”.
The different Degrees of Enjoyment presented by the Contemplation of Nature pp 24-25 Cosmos, A sketch of a physical description of the universe by Alexander von Humboldt, Translated by E. C. Otté, Vol. I, 1858, New York, Harpers & Brothers, Publishers.
Photos taken at Finca El Torrero
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