Nadia Harajuku staffers Yu-chin and Hikari taking a lunch break. :-)
The Haiku Stairs, or the Stairway to Heaven, is a semi-secret forbidden hike on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The stairs were originally built in 1943 to install antenna cables as part of a larger military radio communication system to communicate with US Navy submarines as far away as Tokyo Bay. The original wooden steps were replaced by metal, cable-supported stairs in the early 1950s when the US Coast Guard took over the installation.
Marthe Donas - Reclining woman (1915, 1917, 1920)
“I seek the sublime, trying to elevate myself above the material, while seeking the rhythm in the compositions, both in color, as well as line and plane. In my last paintings, I leave much room for the first intuition I feel. However, intuition seems to me insufficient to perfect a work. I try to dominate, to direct. We are material beings, but with a soul that tends to rise to infinity.”