Cherry blossoms around the world (and digital connections)
In 2005 when I started blogging in earnest, I was introduced to Flickr as an application that could support including photos in blog entries. In the beginning I was amazed at the ability to create digital communities through keywords (although plenty of people use index terms sloppily and "wrongly" meaning you get a lot of hits that aren't relevant).
Besides being transfixed by images of Christo's Gates in Central Park, I thought it was cool to see cherry blossom photos from Japan, since that country is the source of the cherry blossom trees in Washington, DC, which is known for their blooms each spring, there is the Cherry Blossom Festival, a parade, it's a big tourism deal, etc.
That's still the case, as I was reminded by a photo the Post ran earlier this week, featuring cherry blossoms in Olympic Park in Munich.
-- "These photos of cherry blossoms around the world will brighten your day," HuffPost
-- "Cherry blossoms around the world," Guardian, photo feature