Category Archives: Travel

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: On The Move

Hi everybody! I thought I would turn things slightly on their ear by presenting videos as my take on this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge, because a big part of me says that a challenge dedicated to being On The Move … Continue reading

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Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Statues

Statues are everywhere around us, and this week’s Ailsa’s Travel Theme photo challenge gave me an opportunity to revisit some of the many statues I’ve seen in my own travels. Above is the impressive 80-foot (24 m) high concrete and … Continue reading

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Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Gardens

I’m a city-livin’ apartment dweller, so I don’t really have a  garden to speak of. I have a nice deck that affords me awesome city views, but the weather up here in the Twin Peaks section of San Francisco where … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

You never know what you find inside some of Japan’s ancient temples, like the 800-hundred-year-old “Soryuzu,” a magnificent dragon ceiling mural found in Kyoto’s Kennin-Ji Temple.

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Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Yellow

These hanging decorative veils found at the Yasaka Jinja shrine in Kyoto, Japan really crank the yellow up to 11!

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Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Dry

The warm, dusky earthtones of both the kangaroo and its surrounding environment make this scene at Sydney’s Wildlife World look downright parched! Temps in the 90’s helped ramp up the arid, Outback-like effect. Gimme some water!!! For more dryness, check … Continue reading

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Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Wood

This is Sanjūsangen-dō, a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan that at 390 feet (120 meters) in length is the largest wooden structure in Japan. Built in 1164, its name translates to “Hall With Thirty-three Spaces Between Columns,” which describes the 33 sanjusan … Continue reading

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