Thousands of Lanterns at Kasuga-taisha in Nara 奈良春日大社

After visiting Tōdai-ji, the superfluous Buddhist temple that made a mark in the political system from the 8th century, we strolled through the Nara Park and walked along a forest path lined with stone lanterns to get to the main hall of Kasuga-taisha.



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Nara’s Tōdai-ji: Temple and State as One 奈良的政治機器東大寺

The history of Nara is full of fascinating power struggle that started in the 8th century. Tōdai-ji is an ancient Buddhist temple which marks that period of Japan, and the temple was awarded one of the eight World Heritage historical sites in Nara. To make visiting this landmark even more interesting, the way to Tōdai-ji through Nara Park is packed with deer that will chill with you as long as you are being non-intrusive and respectful.



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New Orleans: Colorful Doors and Shutters

What I liked the most about New Orleans was probably the bold or pastel colors  of doors, shutters and buildings. Photos here were taken as we strolled through streets in the French Quarter along Royal Street, Decatur Street and near Frenchmen Street.

紐奧良最讓我開心的就是這些色彩豐富的房子和門。這些都是在法國區亂晃看到的,在Royal Street, Decatur Street上和Frenchmen Street附近。

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The Bishop Garden of the Washington National Cathedral

Washington National Cathedral

If you visit the Washington National Cathedral, don’t miss the Bishop’s Garden.


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