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Ancient and historic sites of the world which includes: Unesco World Heritage Sites, ancient monuments, important relics and national treasures

Beautiful gardens of Kyoto

Beautiful gardens of Kyoto

Beautiful gardens of Kyoto       Kyoto is blessed with so many amazing monuments and temples that are part of the Unesco world heritage sites. Just as stunning are the many gardens that are either part of those complexes or they are stand alone locations worthy of a visit. Of the many zen and Japanese style gardens […]

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Nijo Castle in Kyoto, Travel Photo Mondays #21

Nijo Castle in Kyoto, Travel Photo Mondays #21

Visiting Nijo Castle in Kyoto, Japan Touring the grounds of Nijo Castle Today I’m taking you on a tour of Nijo Castle in Kyoto is centrally located in the city and was built 1626 for the current Shogun of Japan. Even though Edo (Tokyo) was the capital, Kyoto and this castle was the home of the imperial family and shogun […]

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Beautiful gardens of Kyoto

Golden Temple at Kyoto,Travel Photo Mondays #20

  Golden Temple at Kyoto for Travel Photo Mondays It’s Monday morning, time to enjoy some gorgeous travel photography and inspiration from around the world. Let’s banish those Monday blues by sharing gorgeous imagery and story telling.    Golden Temple or Kinkaku-Ji at Kyoto   The Golden temple or Kinkaku-Ji in Kyoto is a beautiful Buddhist temple made […]

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Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto,Travel Photo Mondays #19

Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto,Travel Photo Mondays            Visiting the Fushimi Inari Shrine early morning Today I’m taking you on a visit to this amazing place In Kyoto, Japan. The temple at Fushimi Inari is very unique in Kyoto, it was created for those worshipping Inari – the god of rice and sake.  Also […]

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Temple of the silver pavilion in Kyoto,Travel Photo Mondays #18

Temple of the silver pavilion in Kyoto,Travel Photo Mondays #18

  Temple of the silver pavilion in Kyoto     Touring the Silver Pavilion in Kyoto during fall season This week, I’m taking you to Kyoto to the visit the Temple of the Silver Pavilion and the start of fall. Although it’s still a little early for fall colors in Japan, the leaves were already […]

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Russian Expansion to America

Russian expansion to America In California

Russian expansion to America in California   Along the Sonoma coastline just north from Bodega Bay is this solitary fortress guarding a lonely and quiet cove at Fort Ross. Back in the 17th and 18th century this coastline was highly contested by both the Spanish with their Carmelite missions running all the way to Sonoma and […]

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The Place of Refuge

Place of Refuge, Travel Photo Mondays #5

Place of Refuge, Travel Photo Mondays It’s Monday morning, time to enjoy some gorgeous travel photography and inspiration from around the world. Let’s banish those Monday blues by sharing gorgeous imagery and story telling.   Today, let’s go visit another beautiful area on Hawaii Island called the Place of Refuge or Pu’uhonua o Honaunau. This National historic park […]

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