Pilgrims visiting Itsukushima Shrine Miyajima JapanPilgrims visiting Itsukushima ShrineItsukushima Shrine is a Shinto shrine on the island of Itsukushima (popularly known as Miyajima), best known for its "floating" torii gate. It is in the city of Hatsukaichi in Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan. The shrine complex is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Japanese government has designated several buildings and possessions as National Treasures.

The shrine is dedicated to the three daughters of Susano-o no Mikoto, Shinto god of seas and storms, and brother of the sun goddess Amaterasu (tutelary deity of the Imperial Household).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itsukushima_Shrine

Surrealismo in Namibia

June 12, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Non è la prima immagine dell'Africa a cui uno pensa, di solito il primato va ai safari, ma è in Africa che si trova uno dei posti più suggestivi del pianeta: il Dead Vlei.

Situato nella parte meridionale della Namibia, all'interno del Namib-Naukluft, fa parte della più vasta area chiamata Sossusvlei,  e da solo vale il viaggio in questa remota area d'Africa. Era un oasi di acacie alimentata da un fiume che poi mutò il suo corso in seguito al movimento delle dune di sabbia da cui era circondata, trasformandosi in quello che si vede oggi: una vasta depressione dal fondo bianco, circondata da alte dune arancioni costellata da alberi morti di acacia dal tronco quasi nero. 

 

View of Deadvlei in early morning sossusvlei namibia desertView of Deadvlei in early morningDeadvlei is a white clay pan located near the more famous salt pan of Sossusvlei, inside the Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia. Also written DeadVlei or Dead Vlei, its name means "dead marsh" (from English dead, and Afrikaans vlei, a lake or marsh in a valley between the dunes).

Dead Vlei has been claimed to be surrounded by the highest sand dunes in the world, the highest reaching 300-400 meters (350m on average, named "Big Daddy" or "Crazy Dune"), which rest on a sandstone terrace.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadvlei

 

Questi tre colori offrono un incredibile contrasto e gli alberi disegnano ombre gotiche sul fondo del vlei.  Il silenzio totale completa l'esperienza sensoriale e spirituale intensa che questo luogo riesce ad offrire, favorendo l'immersione in una realtà peculiare che solo qui è possibile trovare.

 

Dead acacia tree in Sossusvlei Pan namibia africa landscapeDead acacia tree in Sossusvlei PanSossusvlei (sometimes written Sossus Vlei) is a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes, located in the southern part of the Namib Desert, in the Namib-Naukluft National Park of Namibia. The name "Sossusvlei" is often used in an extended meaning to refer to the surrounding area (including other neighbouring vleis such as Deadvlei and other high dunes), which is one of the major visitor attractions of Namibia.

 

     Sossusvlei africa namibia desert arid tree dune landscapeSossusvlei areaSossusvlei (sometimes written Sossus Vlei) is a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes, located in the southern part of the Namib Desert, in the Namib-Naukluft National Park of Namibia. The name "Sossusvlei" is often used in an extended meaning to refer to the surrounding area (including other neighbouring vleis such as Deadvlei and other high dunes), which is one of the major visitor attractions of Namibia.

 

 


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