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Sorry!

There will be more posts, but I’ve been a bit disorganised recently.  Tales to come – more from ArtAngel at Reading Prison, a trip to Spain and my current excursion in Estonia. Happy travels all!   Advertisements

Sorry!

There will be more posts, but I’ve been a bit disorganised recently.  Tales to come – more from ArtAngel at Reading Prison, a trip to Spain and my current excursion in Estonia. Happy travels all!  

Planting around temples

Our last day in Japan. We had decided to follow a recommendation and go and see the big Buddha at Hase. This meant taking the Minimatoi line to Yokohama station and buying a ticket to Kamakura. There was no doubt

Planting around temples

Our last day in Japan. We had decided to follow a recommendation and go and see the big Buddha at Hase. This meant taking the Minimatoi line to Yokohama station and buying a ticket to Kamakura. There was no doubt

Marching for (and around) Europe

On the day this goes out, I am expecting Theresa May to ‘trigger Article 50’.  I’m not quite sure how she will do that, presumably send a letter. The Saturday before this goes out, I joined tens of thousands of people

Marching for (and around) Europe

On the day this goes out, I am expecting Theresa May to ‘trigger Article 50’.  I’m not quite sure how she will do that, presumably send a letter. The Saturday before this goes out, I joined tens of thousands of people

Nara Park shrines and temples

We re-traced our steps and set out for the Todaiji temple hoping to see two gardens on our way. We did not find the gardens (yet). Once we got to the first gate of the temple we found the crowds

Nara Park shrines and temples

We re-traced our steps and set out for the Todaiji temple hoping to see two gardens on our way. We did not find the gardens (yet). Once we got to the first gate of the temple we found the crowds

Nishi Market in Kyoto

We caught the 9.03 train and arrived in Kyoto at 11.9. After dropping our bags at our hotel, we took the underground train two stops to go to the Nishi market. This proved to be one very long thin one,

Nishi Market in Kyoto

We caught the 9.03 train and arrived in Kyoto at 11.9. After dropping our bags at our hotel, we took the underground train two stops to go to the Nishi market. This proved to be one very long thin one,

How the leaves are made

More interesting was the ‘house’ or perhaps room would be more accurate, where the walls inside and out were all covered in gold leaf – remarkable rather than beautiful. We then found the gold leaf museum which was very interesting.

How the leaves are made

More interesting was the ‘house’ or perhaps room would be more accurate, where the walls inside and out were all covered in gold leaf – remarkable rather than beautiful. We then found the gold leaf museum which was very interesting.

Imperial palace

We took the underground again, changing twice, so as to visit the gardens of the imperial palace.  From the underground station we first saw the front entrance to the palace which is well guarded and has an attractive two arched

Imperial palace

We took the underground again, changing twice, so as to visit the gardens of the imperial palace.  From the underground station we first saw the front entrance to the palace which is well guarded and has an attractive two arched