In the fanciful world I am currently visiting, I am surrounded by many Nereids. A Nereid is a sea nymph from Greek mythology. I shall make them the theme of my sojourn to this tropical paradise. Time is short right now, so I will write more about the Nereid later. For now, simply enjoy the lovely images of various sea nymphs I will post.

The painting above is from one of my favorite Renaissance artists, Raphael. He also was a lover of beauty. I love the harmonious composition of this painting. It is a depiction of the sea nymph Galatea, and it was renowned in its day for its idealized beauty.