“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”

― Marilyn Monroe

A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.

~Ansel Adams

Trip to Paris

Paris. The only city that’s different every time you’re visiting it. Tried to pack my feelings about it in few minutes. Poetry of Paris streets through my lens. The visual poem.

We did a day trip north of Puerto Vallarta and explored towns, beaches, and did a small jungle hike. In Valle De Banderas, they were celebrating their town’s anniversary, or at least I think that’s what a banner said. At any rate there were many people out celebrating. (Source)

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Minimalist Travel: A Weekend in Japan

Minimalist Travel: A Weekend in Japan

“Hanami” is the centuries-old practice of picnicking under a blooming sakura or ume tree. The custom is said to have started during the Nara Period (710–794) when it was ume blossoms that people admired in the beginning. But by the Heian Period (794–1185), cherry blossoms came to attract more attention and hanami was synonymous with sakura. From then on, in tanka and haiku, “flowers” meant “sakura.”

When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature – this very unique to Japan. ~ Tadao Ando

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