North Sydney

Powerhouse

Powerhouse

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Sunset in Peru

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

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Peace

White Rose

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Butterfly calypso

Rice paper or tree nymph butterflies

Rice paper or tree nymph butterflies

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As light clouds drift above

Routeburn Track, New Zealand

Routeburn Track, New Zealand

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Plaisir d’amour

White-Lotus-Flower-Exposed-to-Sunlight-Wallpaper

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Stormy weather and a ‘peaceful’ waterfall in context

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Cyclones at Jupiter’s North Pole

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HH-222: The Waterfall Nebula

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Arcs, Jets, and Shocks near NGC 1999

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Hokusai paints to a gentle bossa

Hydrangea and Swallow, Katsushika Hokusai, n.d., Guimet Museum, Paris

Hydrangea and Swallow, Katsushika Hokusai, n.d., Guimet Museum, Paris

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Birds in bamboo

Birds Flying Through Bamboo, Shr Han, silk brocade mat, n.d.

Birds Flying Through Bamboo, Shr Han, silk brocade mat, n.d.

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The moon, my shadow, and I

Fishing Boat Anchored on a Moonlit Night, by Bai Jin, (1388-1462)

Fishing Boat Anchored on a Moonlit Night, by Dai Jin (Tai Chin, 1388-1462)

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Alone and Drinking Under the Moon

by Li Bai (Li Po) 701-762

Amongst the flowers I

am alone with my pot of wine

drinking by myself; then lifting

my cup I asked the moon

to drink with me, its reflection

and mine in the wine cup, just

the three of us; then I sigh

for the moon cannot drink,

and my shadow goes emptily along

with me never saying a word;

with no other friends here, I can

but use these two for company;

in the time of happiness, I

too must be happy with all

around me; I sit and sing

and it is as if the moon

accompanies me; then if I

dance, it is my shadow that

dances along with me; while

still not drunk, I am glad

to make the moon and my shadow

into friends, but then when

I have drunk too much, we

all part; yet these are

friends I can always count on

these who have no emotion

whatsoever; I hope that one day

we three will meet again,

deep in the Milky Way.

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