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Monthly Photos October 2010

Photos taken by ILCAA staff and associates are posted here once a month; most of them are taken during their field research in Asia and Africa.

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My favorite flower – in Jerusalem

Pale blue flowers gently swing in the wind – this beautiful sight always brings me back to the memories in an adorable city; Jerusalem. There, the same flowers grow to the waist-high tall and bush around the stone masonry walls of the Old City – the central place for the multi-religions, histories and cultures. Feeling them like my old “friends” in a distant place, I haven’t known the name of the flowers. I didn’t have a chance either to see the “friends” there for a certain period.

However, as chance would have it, I came across them in Spain this summer. “Hello again!” then now the time came to look up my “friends”’ name. It was Plumbago or also called Cape Leadwort who originally came from South Africa. Probably Gaudi was seeing them in his garden and carving out beautiful arches in the style of hanging down stems of the blue petals.

AUG 2010
Plumbago in a garden in Barcelona
Photograph by Aiko Nishikida

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