There is "the photo." You go to the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower, or the cherry blossoms and you have to take a photo of it. You have to take the photo that has been taken by everyone else that has been there. Mostly because, they are beautiful. They are magnificent and seeing them requires being able to see them eternally in a photograph. But I hate that photo. Partly for the quintessential hipster reason that everyone takes that photo, but also because those monuments are made important by those hordes and hordes of people taking the photo. The people that have traveled hours and hours to see the cherry blossoms are more fantastic than the cherry blossoms them selves to me. With out a massive crowd of people they still would be a majestic site, possibly an even more majestic sight but they are a true spectacle with people from all over the world coming to see them.
These are a few of the images I took of the people who made my cherry blossom trip very special this year.