SWAKOPMUND BEACH Swakopmund, Namibia Namibia seems like an unlikely beach destination, but the town of Swakopmund is a popular holiday destination for Namibians, with its beautiful beach, seaside promenades, and palm tree-lined streets.
In order to reach-the essence of things, all non-essential elements must be eliminated. Color is avoided whenever possible. Black sumi ink is the one true color and in it one can see endless varieties of all colors.
luminous japan-it is so beautiful in Japan during cherry blossom season, which is much too short. We were stationed in Iwakuni Japan for 9 years and enjoyed attending the Kintai bridge cherry blossom festivals.
Sakura Lanterns, with Japanese kanji characters. Sakura (櫻花) means cherry tree in Japan, and this style of lantern is associated with the annual cherry blossom festival (hanami, 花見, lit. "flower viewing"). Hanami at night is called yozakura (夜桜, literally night sakura). In many places such as Ueno Park, these temporary paper lanterns are hung for the purpose of yozakura. [parts from Wikipedia]