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Cordoba, the City of Flowers

17 Magical Pics Of Japan’s Cherry Blossom By National Geographic

 Few places in the world do spring like Japan does spring. The vibrant and delicate cherry blossom is, after all, one of earth’s most majestic natural wonders, and there’s nothing quite like strolling beneath those ephemeral petals and marveling at how amazing mother nature can be.
To celebrate the arrival of Japan’s most magical season, National Geographic invited community members to send in their best photographs of the country’s famous cherry blossom. Take a look at the pictures below to see for yourself the stunning submissions they received.
the Japanese take their cherry blossom very seriously. The Meteorological Agency even provides a dedicated forecast for cherry blossom season. The blossom moves north in what’s known as a “sakura zensen”, and people keenly track the progress of this cherry blossom front as it makes its way up-country.
More info: National Geographic

Sakura River

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Image credits: Danilo Dungo

White Wall

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Image credits:  Masayuki Yamashita

Land of mist

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Image credits: Yoshiki Fujiwara

Evening cherry blossoms

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Image credits: Aurora Simionescu

Japan’s Cherry Blossom Festival

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Image credits: Ryan WH

Pink sakura and pink line

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Image credits: Masayuki Yamashita

Sakura Reverie

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Image credits: S. Ohtani

A train passing by in spring

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Image credits:  Janvika Shah

Cherry Blossom

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Image credits:  Jessica W. / Carmen Măduța

The color of the cultivation in spring

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Image credits: Hiroki Inoue

Old couple

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Image credits: Joe Ishikawa

After fall of Sakura

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Image credits: Danilo Dungo

Tunnel of cherry blossoms

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Image credits: Jessie Meyer

Spring evening

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Image credits: Sho Shibata

Sakura blizzard

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Image credits: Joydeep Dasgupta

Chidorigafuchi

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19 Incredibly Intricate Pieces of Paper Art
The intricacy of this art, simply cut out of paper, left me completely stunned at the amount of patience and effort that went into creating something so small, yet so beautiful. It is the work of Indian artist Parth Kothekar, who began creating her little wonders following a period of experimentation with graffiti stencils.
A thought occurred to her - what if she could create stencils, but in an inverse fashion? That thought was the catalyst for the artwork to come into being, and following further encouragement from her friends and family, she went professional and began to create her unique paper artwork for a living. 
She says she is intrigued by the fact that she never quite knows what the final output is going to be - she can only make a calculated assumption of how a piece of art might look. Take a look for yourself:
See more of Parth Kothekar's paper art here.
These Wonderfully Intricate Pieces of Paper Art Left Me In Awe

  These Wonderfully Intricate Pieces of Paper Art Left Me In Awe

  These Wonderfully Intricate Pieces of Paper Art Left Me In Awe

  These Wonderfully Intricate Pieces of Paper Art Left Me In Awe

  These Wonderfully Intricate Pieces of Paper Art Left Me In Awe

  These Wonderfully Intricate Pieces of Paper Art Left Me In Awe

  These Wonderfully Intricate Pieces of Paper Art Left Me In Awe

  These Wonderfully Intricate Pieces of Paper Art Left Me In Awe

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These Wonderfully Intricate Pieces of Paper Art Left Me In Awe

  These Wonderfully Intricate Pieces of Paper Art Left Me In Awe

  These Wonderfully Intricate Pieces of Paper Art Left Me In Awe

  These Wonderfully Intricate Pieces of Paper Art Left Me In Awe

  These Wonderfully Intricate Pieces of Paper Art Left Me In Awe

These Wonderfully Intricate Pieces of Paper Art Left Me In Awe

  These Wonderfully Intricate Pieces of Paper Art Left Me In Awe

  These Wonderfully Intricate Pieces of Paper Art Left Me In Awe

  These Wonderfully Intricate Pieces of Paper Art Left Me In Awe

  These Wonderfully Intricate Pieces of Paper Art Left Me In Awe

  These Wonderfully Intricate Pieces of Paper Art Left Me In Awe

HENRY HINTERMEISTER

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