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"All through my life, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child."
--Marie Curie


"Art is an essential reminder of what it is in life that lasts, of why one lives. Art communicates, celebrates, mourns and remembers. What else in our lives can do this?"
--Bella Lewitzky


Burning Bright by breezin-horizons
Burning Bright
"And I've been putting out fire with gasoline..."
--Cat People [David Bowie]
Better Days by breezin-horizons
Better Days
"Something tells me good things are coming and I ain't gonna not believe."
--Freedom [Anthony Hamilton]
Limit of an Endless Ocean by breezin-horizons
Limit of an Endless Ocean
"In the sleeping sun you walk alone with the ghost of time"
--Great Southern Land [Icehouse]
The Rise of the Golden Phoenix by breezin-horizons
The Rise of the Golden Phoenix
"How could you rise anew if you have not first become ashes?"
The Eternal Chase by breezin-horizons
The Eternal Chase
"Turn your magic on
Everything you want's a dream away"
--Adventure of a Lifetime [Coldplay]
This time next week I will be in Japan! I first decided I wanted to go to Japan about a year ago. I was flying to Broome and happened to read an article about cherry blossom season in the in-flight magazine. I just knew I wanted to see the sakura in bloom for myself. That's all it takes with me.

For a while, I almost didn't end up going. I've travelled on my own on a couple of occasions now and don't have an issue with it but I really wanted to go with someone else to Japan. I suppose I felt slightly intimidated about being in a country where I will so obviously be a foreigner. But prospective travel buddies fell through and other holiday destinations just didn't feel right. At the end of the day, I would rather travel alone than not at all.

I booked my flights at the beginning of March and now the countdown is on! I have just booked four nights at a ryokan in Tokyo and now my thoughts are dancing ahead to a week from now, when I will actually be there. This is the part I love. Reading and researching and looking at photos and visualising myself amongst it all. Japan, for me, has this mystical atmosphere to it, as the culture is so different to what I am used to.

I want to visit Takayama, which is the only place in Japan with the cherry blossoms open while I am there; Mount Fuji, Hiroshima; Kyoto and Nara as well as exploring Tokyo. Plus I want to take part in cultural activities on offer at some of the ryokans such as tea ceremonies and calligraphy lessons. On my last night I'm going to stay at the Park Hyatt Hotel where the movie Lost in Translation was filmed. I think I'll need to have a drop of Suntory whiskey a la Bill Murray- for a relaxing time, of course! :D I'm so excited by it all!

If you have any recommendations for memorable experiences in Japan, please let me know :)
  • Mood: Excited


Current Residence: Australia.
Favourite genre of music: Indie/Alternative. I Love Mellow, Trippy Songs Though Rock And Pop Are Fun To Dance To.
Favourite photographer: Ken Duncan.
Favourite style of art: Any Nature Photography And Occasionally, Mythical/Fantasy Artwork.
Operating System: Windows Vista.
MP3 player of choice: My Purple iPod Nano!
Wallpaper of choice: The Tropical Island Where I'd Rather Be. Life Is A Beach.
Favourite cartoon character: Homer Simpson. Bugs Bunny.
Personal Quote: "May You Walk Gently Through The World And Know Its Beauty."

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KarlsSkies Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015   Photographer
:wave: :hug: thanks for the fav :happybounce: :heart:
KarlsSkies Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015   Photographer
:wave: its a pleasure :D I :love: your skies :happybounce:
SilverMonki Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! :cake: :party:
Hope you have a good one. ^^
breezin-horizons Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Thank you! :aww:
It's been an awesome day! :dance:
SilverMonki Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad. ^_^
KarlsSkies Featured By Owner May 10, 2015   Photographer
:wave: have a great Birthday :party:... stunning sky girl :hug:

I also hope you had a great trip :happybounce:
breezin-horizons Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Thanks! :hug:
I've had a super day! :excited:
KarlsSkies Featured By Owner May 14, 2015   Photographer
:wave: that's great :happybounce:
Pajunen Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the +fav
breezin-horizons Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
You're welcome :)
SepticSkeptik Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fave on

Land of Two Skies by SepticSkeptik  

I greatly appreciate it! :D
breezin-horizons Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
You're welcome! :aww: It's a lovely picture!
morningstarskid Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday!! Julie!!Airborne Airborne Airborne 
breezin-horizons Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Thank you! :hug:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're Welcome!! :hug:
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