Monday Love: Beautiful Japan






“Fall seven times and stand up eight.”
Japanese proverb

As more and more horrible news come in, my thoughts and feelings are with the japanese people, who have to face such and open end disaster. People in Japan now need all the strength and flexibility they can master. And they deserve all the help they can get. Found these strikingly beautiful photos of ancient and modern Japan in the portfolio of photographer Petrina Tinslay.

21 comments:

  1. Such wonderful images..it's so sad all these disasters happening in beautiful places. All the people lost..I just hope everyone gets somewhere safe & they get all the help they need!! Lots of love to them!! xx

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  2. My heart goes out to the people, the scenes shown on TV are so gross...
    When the earthquake came here in India in 2001 and the tsunami that followed, similar scenes had unfolded.

    The pics are so beautiful, bright and cheerful... Oh! such a contrast to what is being shown and what the people are going through right now...

    Have a nice day:)

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  3. My heart has been broken too Martina!!! I LOVE your pictures today to celebrate the Japenese culture! It really is beautiful!!!

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  4. excellent selection of pictures
    terrible that we can do almost nothing in front of a nature!

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  5. I am back after a long break Martina, I also feel very sorry for the people of Japan as many lives have been lost and the latest news being the nuclear reactor explosion. Sigh...

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  6. I feel so sorry for the poeple in Japan...my prayers are for them......have a nice day darling......love love Ria.....xxx...

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  7. Beautiful images. Such a sad situation in Japan.

    Darla

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  8. What a beautifully thoughtful post, Martina. Japan is a magnificent country and we are all tied in to it somehow. My heart is sad but optimistic as well because Japan will get up and become even stronger!

    I have this quote painted on my studio wall, and now it means even more :)

    xo
    Gwynnie

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  9. I know...what a horrible tragedy. Those photos are simply gorgeous. My heart goes out to those in Japan. In college I had Japanese Exchange students as room mates over the years. I have lost touch, and wonder how they are doing.

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  10. Oh I so agree my friend...such a tragedy. Such sweet sweet people...and so very strong. xoxoox Prayers to all.

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  11. We too are thinking of the masses who are affected by the devastation in Japan and surrounding areas. Such a sad day.... beautiful post Martina!

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  12. What happened is horrible. Your dedication is beautiful, liebe Martina.
    Alles liebe fuer einen tollen Dienstag. Die Sonne scheint, gute gute Laune versichert!! xxxxx

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  13. PRECIOUS ONE !!!! I woke up late, for the first time in MANY YEARS!!! So, I was unable to comment on this gorgeous and lovely post. I saw it again from work, but with the kids around me, I could not leave you a comment. THANK YOU FOR VISITING and yes, my week is fatiguing, but I have Thursday off so I can let in the electrician who is coming by to install our chandelier! THEN WE ARE GETTING two bookcases delivered. Needless to say, I am excited about Thursday! Our weather is getting better too. Lovely photos here dearest friend, of a place that I have seen about 35 years ago. Lovely people, fabulous food and now, their future is in the hands of the Almighty. Bless you dearest Martina! Anita

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  14. Stunning pictures. I certainly pray this is the last of disasters for this wonderful country.

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  15. Happy Wednesday to you as well, dahling :) You're so sweet :)

    xo
    Gwynnie

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  16. En estos momentos tan duros para Japón, todos deseamos volver a ver a ese pais renacer, como en estas estupendas imágenes.
    Bss.

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  17. The news continue to be so heart wrenching!
    What a great quote & reminder!

    peace*

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  18. Thanks for sharing these beautiful images from Japan, it is so devastating just watching the news, let alone be there, my heart goes to the people in Japan, may God stop their suffering soon.

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  19. OH MARTINA!!! I just got home from work to find an envelope with which I was unfamiliar. Then I saw the name and thought, "Hmmmm, I didn't subscribe to a magazine...." THEN, I opened it and still did not make a connection. THEN....I SAW THE CARD AND READ IT AND I WAS SOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED! My goodness, I have in my possession a copy of your hard work, SO BEAUTIFUL and magnificent. DO YOU KNOW THAT I CAN UNDERSTAND A GREAT DEAL OF GERMAN??????? I LOVE IT, I WILL TREASURE IT ALWAYS and this is such a treat. From the bottom of my heart, de tout mon coeur, MERCI BEAUCOUP!!! FONDLY, Anita

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  20. My best wishes and prayers are with these people. It's just so heartbreaking.

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