Saturday, May 23, 2015

Beijing pt 2: The Forbidden City

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The Forbidden City was kind of just indescribable. Photos can't do it justice- the sheer scale of the place is insane and impossible to capture,
and there is a labyrinth of beautiful vibrant halls, alleyways, and courtyards that can only be fully experienced in person.
Also, it was, and probably always is, insanely crowded- so most photos lose their majesty in the hoards of tourists. I
could't get over the colors though.
It was a bright sunny day with deep blue skies, and the contrast against the vivid
mustard roof tiles and rust red walls was totally stunning in person. The whole place was such eye candy, down to every
last detail. I can't even imagine living here permanently. Definitely don't miss this place if you visit Beijing- yes,
it's touristy and crowded, but for a reason. I've never been anywhere this massive and historically significant in my life, and
that's including the Valley of the Kings.



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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

bubblegum

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Some final shots from the latest-blooming type of sakura in Tokyo. Aren't they amazing? So many balls of fluff-
so many good, delicate colours. This is also my new favourite dress, which of course means I'll probably hardly
ever wear it. But the weather and surroundings were too good to resist, a few saturdays ago on a bright sunny spring
morning with blue skies when the branches of so many trees were bending with the last batch of eye candy. These
bubble gum pink babies were in Shinjuku-gyoen, a great place for Sakura, and the park was filled with people picnicking
and enjoying the scenery. The trees are so big here that even though the park draws so many dense crowds, there are
always open spots to find for photos, and I love it. Couldn't ask for a better setting to debut this beautiful
chambray shapeless number- perfect for a breezy spring.


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embracing pink in all its girly glory<3

Love,
From Japan,
Kathryn

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Beijing pt 1

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We spent 4 days in Beijing a little bit ago- so here is the first installment of travel photos. It was such a beautiful city- So many rich colors and steeped in history. And all the food! I have to admit, I went into the trip with all my walls up and expectations low because of everything I had heard about Beijing from other people- I was kind of prepared for a filthy city with filthy air,and really rude people with no sense of personal space. While I did get grabbed by the arm and dragged into a photo a few times, which was jarring at first, it was nowhere near as bad as I was expecting, and I was really blown away by the city's different dynamics and neighborhoods and vibes. I thoroughly enjoyed exploring through the gorgeous historic districts in the city, and just taking in the different sights and sounds compared to Tokyo. Stay tuned for more images from the trip- we saw some spectacular things!