Thursday, March 31, 2016
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Coney Island. "the whimsical application to these two islets suggests some observations upon the fantastic names which have been given to places in this part of the world; not only by European navigators but by the natives of the country themselves. There is scarcely any sense or meaning in the best of them. Pray, what is the difference between a rabbit and the coney?"
Monday, March 28, 2016
Opened in 1924, Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort in Nagano Prefecture is one of Japan's oldest ski resorts. But far from being outdated, the resort features modern high speed lifts, two gondolas and long, fast runs. On a clear day you can see the Northern Japan Alps and the Sea of Japan from the mountain. And to top it up, onsen bathing awaits skiers in the town below the slopes.
Monday, March 21, 2016
This photo was taken during my visit to one of the temple at Bagan.
What makes the temples look romantic is the process of graceful aging. For some reason, there are no windbreakers around as shown by the barren, desert-dry mountain range to the west past the river, spinning occasional micro twisters that spawn loose dust particles everywhere from the eroded earth to the structures. This phenomenon had peeled off so much the stucco coating of the temples to reveal the brick structural blocks with its rusty, reddish, and sometimes golden brown-like patina when hit by the sun's rays.