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IN OMG! ON 16 Oct, 2014
Imagination is beyond doubt the strongest power possessed by man. It leads to creation, invention, innovation and ingenuity. For over centuries, people all around the world have dreamed of a perfect place that is beautiful, enormous, self-sufficient and brimming with good people. While some legends fancy a city-beautiful, some aspire a city that is rich and dazzling.
Coming from the strangest legends on the Earth, here are some cities which will leave you spellbound and all you will wish is for them to be real.
The city of El-Dorado, is a fabled city of gold. Everything here was dazzling and shiny as established by legends. Within these wholesome legends lies little scraps of truth. El-Dorado was no city it was just a MAN! Yup, I know it's cruel, but lets face it truth is gruesome. Myth of the city traveled from South America, this fabled city became every expedition's bulls-eye. El-Dorado was a king residing high in Andes mountain. They followed a ritual where the king is covered in gold and given a traditional bath. It is true that the natives of the place had gold in abundance, but more than luxury, they saw it's spiritual quality.
The city of Shangri-La was an artistry of a writer's mind. It was described with utter inventiveness by James Hilton in his novel called Lost Horizon. The city was a beautiful place, covered in beautiful meadows, immensely spanning bridges, sweet sounding water falls and land covered in exquisite beauty. The place was defined as a Himalayan utopia, a place of eternal bliss. The people living there were nearly immortal, living happily and ageing slowly.
According to another prosperous legend of South America, there is another city called the City of Patagonia or the city of Caesars. Somewhere in mount Andes, this city lies right between two huge mountains. One is covered in gold and one in diamond. It is certainly a dream land which has been searched many times, but with no success.
The City of Camelot was one huge city ruled by King Arthur. This legend comes a long way from the country of England, but it's existence is controversial. According to the legends, the city of Camelot sits gracefully along the a river. It is a perfect definition of kingdom, ruled by a wonderful king.
This land of Thule is supposed to lie somewhere in the North where the ice is probably the only thing once can find. But the land of Thule is a place brimming in fruits and honey. The dream of finding a land where there is a self-sufficient way of living midst the wrath of nature.
Cockaigne, is the absolute land of luxury. The streets made in edible crackers, house topped with pastry, and everything else made in sugary edible foods. Food here never runs out, there is no need to work. Every experience is available within hand's reach. The myth of this land started in Europe when plague and slavery were common ills of the society. It was a farmer's dream land.
Utopia, is the place perfect. It is a dream of a place that is indeed located at picturesque land and has each and everything one might needs to experience pure spirituality and inner peace. A land where nobody works, just lives a happy, soulful life.
The legend of Atlantis was Plato's imagination. The city was developed in concentric circles separated by wide moats. The lands of the city were abundant in natural resources as well as silver, gold and diamond. Some believe that the city was just a plot that Plato crated for his stories, others believe that there must be something true about the myth. All Plato did was capture imagination and there is no man in the World who would not want to live in a place like that. Therefore, there have been many attempts to find the place.
Agartha, is a legendary city located in the core of the earth. The city was a Buddhist profound belief. They believed that some super humans from the land of Agartha come on a regular basis to overlook the development of Earth. Also, in Indian epic Ramayana, the protagonist Rama is described as an 'emissary from Agartha'.
Brahmapura is the abode of the creator, Lord Brahma who is allegedly the creator of the Universe. The land is located on Mount Meru. It is the top-most place/loka in the material universe. The land of Brahmapura is a beautiful abode, created by Lord Brahma himself. We hope you loved this story, feel free to share.