Pretty Maids in a Row…

With Japan Olympic Games on radar sharing a flash-back of 2010 Japan trip, an intoxicating and illuminating adventure of a lifetime. THE WHOLE OF JAPAN IS A PURE INVENTION. THERE IS NO SUCH COUNTRY, THERE ARE NO SUCH PEOPLE…. THE JAPANESE PEOPLE ARE… SIMPLY A MODE OF STYLE, AN EXQUISITE FANCY OF ART.” – OSCAR … Continue reading Pretty Maids in a Row…

Lens-Artists Challenge 113 – Labors of Love

“My mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general, if you become a monk you’ll end up as the pope.’ Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.”--- Pablo Picasso How many of us achieve what we set out to be and do....shuffling along on life's road map … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge 113 – Labors of Love

Hiroshima-Atom-i-fied

Past Revisited: In August 6, 1945, a B-29 bomber famously known as the Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, marking the first of two times the bomb has ever been used in warfare. The death toll itself was mind-boggling. As many as 140,000 people ultimately died from the blast, but not all perished immediately. The residual health … Continue reading Hiroshima-Atom-i-fied

Miyajima Island- The Deer Outpost

(as it appeared in Tripatini.com) The spritely deer, nosing their way around on Miyajima Island 10 miles from Hiroshima in the Seto Inland Sea and a sacred Shinto and Buddhist site, are the closest parallel between this verdant Island and Sarnath, near Varanasi in the hot, dusty River Ganges plains of North India. It was in … Continue reading Miyajima Island- The Deer Outpost