Flowers on the way to the beach

As I mentioned last week, Alvor has a lovely beach which we could see in the distance when skydiving.  We couldn’t spend a week there without taking a walk to the sea. There are quite steep cliffs between the part

Flowers on the way to the beach

As I mentioned last week, Alvor has a lovely beach which we could see in the distance when skydiving.  We couldn’t spend a week there without taking a walk to the sea. There are quite steep cliffs between the part

Along the coast a bit

A little to the West of Faro is the town of Alvor.  It is a great holiday destination, with things to do so suit many interests.  The reason I travelled to Alvor was to do some skydiving at one of

Along the coast a bit

A little to the West of Faro is the town of Alvor.  It is a great holiday destination, with things to do so suit many interests.  The reason I travelled to Alvor was to do some skydiving at one of

Through the archway

Having passed through the archway in last week’s post, I walked up this little lane. I really like the way the pavements are paved with irregular, squarish stones, which I subsequently found in quite a few other places in the

Through the archway

Having passed through the archway in last week’s post, I walked up this little lane. I really like the way the pavements are paved with irregular, squarish stones, which I subsequently found in quite a few other places in the

Starting in the lower left

In my post following the March on Europe in London, I announced my decision to visit all 27 ‘other’ countries in the EU while my British Passport still affords me the rights of a European Citizen.  Although it wasn’t quite planned

Starting in the lower left

In my post following the March on Europe in London, I announced my decision to visit all 27 ‘other’ countries in the EU while my British Passport still affords me the rights of a European Citizen.  Although it wasn’t quite planned

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Kamakura

After we had walked along the panorama path we had a dumpling stuffed with black beans to eat and then went in search of the big Buddha which we had come to see. He was another 300m or so up

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Kamakura

After we had walked along the panorama path we had a dumpling stuffed with black beans to eat and then went in search of the big Buddha which we had come to see. He was another 300m or so up

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Not just the Hasedera temple

There are a further eight objects of interest within this temple area. A golden seated statue of Yakuyoke (Protector from Evils Spirits) which was made in 1194 at the request of the first shogun of Japan. It is 2.8m high.

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Not just the Hasedera temple

There are a further eight objects of interest within this temple area. A golden seated statue of Yakuyoke (Protector from Evils Spirits) which was made in 1194 at the request of the first shogun of Japan. It is 2.8m high.

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Inside Kamakura Temple

The temple which has this remarkable garden is the Kamakura Hasedera Temple. It was built by a monk in 721 AD.  He had made a carving from part of the trunk of a camphor tree he had found in the

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Inside Kamakura Temple

The temple which has this remarkable garden is the Kamakura Hasedera Temple. It was built by a monk in 721 AD.  He had made a carving from part of the trunk of a camphor tree he had found in the