Thursday, May 16, 2013

Tranquility (穏やか)

If only for a moment.  瞬間のためだけであれば。
- Just a peasant
Photo from Nahlap Island


Blogger radius said...

Hi Just-a-Peasant, to fully convince me about the tranquility at this pictoresque place, please provide a 360 degrees panorama view. Otherwise I suspect that you did this photograph through the window of a car, and you just made a short stop on a 6-way motorway. You know there are sometimes places in the world, where you are directed on highways, together with 10000 other visitors, to end up on a full car park. And then there is a special sign, showing you exactly the direction to look and to make the picture, which than gives you (or at least the innocent observer of that picture) the impression of total tranquility and loneliness.

Sorry, I simply tried to write something funny. I believe that on an island so far in pacific ocean you still have many real undisturbed places like this one on your photo.

best regards, Michael

PS: Can you really write Japanese ? O you do it with Google translate ?

PS: In case you can watch Australian TV, don't miss the European Song Contest tomorrow. I know the music is bloddy s..t, but the atmosphere is sort of crazy.

12:25 AM  
Anonymous just a peasant said...

Hi Michael,

This shot is from a little island accessible only by boat. It's a few hundred meters long and, where this photo is, maybe 15 meters wide. But it is not untouched. There are several small 'nahs' around. Those are raised wooden platforms with a roof. For picnics and such. But the huge, promised influx of tourists to Pohnpei never materialized. It is much cheaper to go to Palau or Guam. We, eight medical school people and the chief of Sokehs, were the only ones besides the caretakers. The reef on the other side is amazing.

I write mostly in hiragana and check with G-translate. My listening is good but speaking is poor.

The only TV we get here are three week old ABC and NBC shows. The internet is the only real thing to watch - when it works.

10:33 PM  
Blogger radius said...

Dear Just-a-Peasant, Its good to know that the tremendous differences in the world are not only between the rich West and the poor South, but also that so many spots in the world are still untouched by industrialization and maintain a seemingly perfect nature.
best regards, Michael

10:47 PM  
Blogger Hiva said...

What a photo :) I wish I was there
Being away from industrialization recharging my batteries. We went camping last weekend and set up our tent in a provincial park. But all around us were RVs and Trailers,some of then even had their Satellite dish with them :) .

12:37 PM  
Anonymous just a peasant said...

Hi Hiva,

Satellite dishes? That's crazy! Well, there weren't any satellite dishes out on the island but there were some beautiful giant clams.

6:39 PM  
Blogger Hiva said...

I set this photo for my desktop :)

12:23 PM  
Anonymous hellopoponta said...

I'm more of a woodland person, but that slanting trunk half swimming in the crystal blue sea is very appealing.
And after having just finished a piece of work, yes, I can do with tranquility. ;)

Ayano xxx

9:00 PM  
Anonymous just a peasant said...

Hi Ayano,

If you like woodlands I think you would enjoy the Columbia Gorge out where I live sometimes - as well as find some tranquility. ;) Hope all is well with you.

9:03 AM  

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