The Moonstone to Buddha, Sri Lanka: Former ancient temple ruins in Anuradhapura. The intricately carved bottom stone is called the ‘Moonstone’ & the steps lead to a still intact, sitting Buddha / Photography by Joshua Paul Shefman
The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.
Colorized photograph of Nakano Takeko (1847-1868), female samurai who fought and died in the Battle of Aizu (1868).