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geisha-kai:

Maiko Kanoemi and cherry blossoms of April by KTHU1822 - BLOG


So pretty!

geisha-kai:

Maiko Kanoemi and cherry blossoms of April by KTHU1822 - BLOG

So pretty!

cunicular:

New Zealand posters from Flight of the Conchords

Always loved those posters. I miss that show.

Overtired husb
Him: Did you hear me yelling all that nonsense?
Me: When?
Him: (hysterical laughter)
(apparently he interpretted that comment as insinuating there are countless occurrences of his shouting nonsense...probably right)

rerylikes:

Dining Etiquette Around The World, an infographic by Restaurant Choice

via Feel Design

are these relevant or clichés to you?

armari:


f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s
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Long exposures photos of “Japan cherry blossoms” by Arixxx

We often see photos of the fascinating and busy city life of Tokyo, however, sometimes it is good to slow down and show other parts of Japan. Photographer Arixxx focuses on taking pictures of nature and nighttime scenes in Hitachi.

geisha-kai:

maiko Ryouka by MASA PHOTOS on Flickr

geisha-kai:

maiko Ryouka by MASA PHOTOS on Flickr

learnlovemore:

nythroughthelens:

Paris - History and Beautiful Views

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Today was such a great day that as I got back to my hotel, I literally sat for a few minutes in total silence not even knowing where to begin in terms of posting about the day. I will go into way more detail when I get back to New York City but for now, here is a brief (very brief!) summary of some of the things I did and saw today.

1 - First off, I need to start with my current view which I am staring at as I write this post. This is the view from my current hotel, Citadines Tour Eiffel. I feel completely spoiled at this point. I keep thinking I am dreaming.

2 - I started the day at Galeries Lafayette where I met with the person in charge of the history of Galeries Lafayette. This is a view of the beautiful art nouveau ceiling in the store.

3 - The archivist then took me to see a few interesting historic details of the store and then we went up to the terrasse which had a stunning view of Paris. The terrasse is free! You can go up there any time you want to enjoy the view and take photos. Pretty cool!

4 - And then I got to go through photos from Galeries Lafayette archives from the 1940s. It was wonderful to be able to hold these important pieces of photographic history in my (gloved) hands.

5 - After that, I met up with Hugo from Rendezvous With Paris. After checking in at my new hotel, we made our way to the area around Notre Dame where we went out to lunch at one of the most awesome places (ever?). It’s the oldest restaurant in Paris dating back to the 1500s.

It is called A Vieux Paris d’Arcole and oddly enough we had the entire restaurant to ourselves. It was nice to enjoy some awesome conversation (I don’t often get to talk to people who share similar family histories in regards to World War II) and great food as I tried to pick my jaw up off of the floor every time I looked around.

6 - After a long lunch, Hugo took me upstairs where the rooms were in the style of the Napoleanic period. I want to write an entire novel or film about this place.

7 - Another upstairs room at A Vieux Paris d’Arcole.

8 - And then we walked quite a bit while he showed me around La Marais and other parts of Paris in the same proximity (that’s for another post). We ended up at Rue Crémieux many hours later. This was a street I really wanted to photograph prior to coming to Paris. So beautiful.

Tomorrow I spend all day at Versailles.

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Please check out France Guide on Facebook. If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be here taking photos of Paris and having the experience of a lifetime!

And I also must highly recommend Rendezvous With Paris. They offer passionate tours about specialized subjects as well as tours of different districts of Paris.

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An old picture, but had to share.Nitro! not a fan of his hood. He stood frozen like that a solid two minutes.

An old picture, but had to share.Nitro! not a fan of his hood. He stood frozen like that a solid two minutes.