🇮🇹Meoto Iwa (夫婦岩), o Rocce Marito e Moglie, sono due scogli situati sulla costa di Futami, prefettura di Mie (a sud di Tokyo).
Per la religione shintoista sono sacre e rappresentano l'unione delle due divinità creatrici del Giappone, Izanagi e Izanami, e, di riflesso, tutte le unioni tra uomo e donna.
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🇬🇧Meoto Iwa (夫婦 岩), or Rocks Husband and Wife, are two rocks located on the coast of Futami, Mie prefecture (south of Tokyo).
For the Shinto religion they are sacred and represent the union of the two creative deities of Japan, Izanagi and Izanami, and, consequently, all the unions between man and woman.
Linnea in Monet’s Garden landed on my bookshelf circa 1994. I quickly pegged the tenacious young protagonist as a literary soul sister - we both loved flowers and colors and the imprecise way Claude Monet captured them on canvas. And we both dreamed of visiting his garden in Giverny. 🌻 (I’m fairly certain she planted the idea in my head.)
I was content to keep dreaming; at the time, a trip to Giverny seemed about as likely as a trip to Mars. That is, until my big birthday surprise: my very first passport and a week in France 🇫🇷 A magical week of museums, macarons - and of course, Monet. I may not have been moved to tears like Linnea, but WOW what a thrill for little me to stand where he once painted.
Monet’s water lilies continue to captivate me; I couldn’t tell you how many galleries I’ve sought them out in. 🎨 But more than the perfectly imperfect brush strokes or the dreamy pastels, what I most seek from his work is a hit of heart-warming nostalgia. For a moment I’m embraced again by the utter enchantment of my first trip abroad. ✨
How about you: have you followed a fictional character (or a real life artist) around the globe?
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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
The most notable geographic features of the park are the pillar-like formations that are seen throughout the park. They are the result of many years of physical, rather than chemical, erosion. Much of the weathering that forms these pillars is the result of expanding ice in the winter and the plants that grow on them. In 2004, Zhangjiajie geopark was listed as a UNESCO global geopark.In addiction,one of the park's quartz-sandstone pillars, the 1,080-metre (3,540 ft) Southern Sky Column, was officially renamed "Avatar Hallelujah Mountain" in honor of the movie Avatar in January 2010.The Bailong Elevator, literally "hundred dragons sky lift", was opened to the public in 2002. At 326 m (1,070 ft), it is the world's tallest outdoor lift. The structure is composed of three separate glass elevators, each of which can carry up to 50 people at a time.