The Temple of Pure Water

Kiyiomizudera, one of the major temples in Kyoto "floats" over red autumn foliage thanks to its stage built on wooden pillars, bringing it about 12 meters high over the ground. This year's red foliage wasn't actually the most impressive one. It had suddenly got cold then the temperature rose again, preventing the leaves from turning ...

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Red Carpet

The grandiose stairs to the Bishamondou temple were covered by red maple leaves freshly fallen after a rainy day. I strongly recommend this location for autumn leaves, not only because of this beautiful sight but also because this temple is somehow less visited than others and it is one of the rare ones where you ...

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The Great Torii

This photo was taken at Miyajima, a place I should have visited a long time ago but never did. In a way, I'm happy I waited long enough for my photography skills to be a little sharpened up, as I was able to take advantage of the seemingly cloudy weather (something that might have put ...

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Holi Festival in Vrindavan

Scenes of Holi celebration in the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan, near Mathura. The Holi festival, also known as the Festival of Colours (and it's easy to understand why), is one of the most celebrated festivals in India. It marks the end of the Winter and the start of Spring but also stands for the ...

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