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Tokyo is so large and culturally-fractured that there are few events that really bring the whole city together. There is one exception, however: cherry blossom season in late March/early April. This year, the peak sakura bloom lined up perfectly with a rain-free weekend, so everyone hit the public parks and temples to do some hanami partying. It's an easy time to feel great about Tokyo as fluffy pink clouds mercifully cover up all the usual architectural blandness of the city.
Picture can speak thousands of words. Random pictures of insignificant moments always been the most important and most valuable.
1. The Blue Dragon by Steve Richards 2.
Originally, a landmark literally meant a geographic feature used by explorers and others to find their way back or through an area. Now, a landmark includes anything that is easily recognizable, such as a monument or a building, or any other spot to designate places that might be of interest to tourists. A few examples are the Statue of Liberty, Uluru, the Taj Mahal, Mount Everest, and the Eiffel Tower.
Kayangan Lake, Coron islands, Palawan, Philippines
A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature.
January 15th, 2011 Huda Ikraam Autumn (or fall in American English) is one of the four temperate seasons.
One of the best books you can read about Kyoto is a novel by Yasunari Kawabata : The Old Capital
Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in Washington, DC, the gift of the cherry blossom trees, and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan.
photo © Elena Kalis
Posted Dec 15, 2011
National Geographic is currently holding its annual photo contest , with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 30.
I couldn’t help but direct everyone to fellow public art loving blog Street Art Utopia as they have compiled a pretty decent list of the best street art of 2011.