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Travelled to Tokyo... arrived Tokyo (Japan) via Amsterdam (Netherlands), then travelled to/through Narita, Tokyo, Narita (Japan) and back home via Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)...

Cleansing the Flesh
Stone water basin or Temizusha used to rinse the hands and mouth (the water dipper must not touch your lips) before entering the Meiji Jingu shrine, built for Emperor Meiji (the father of modern Japan) and his Empress Shoken. Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan.

Tickets to Heaven
Ema or wooden wishing plaques are 'vehicles to the gods' for wishes or prayers at the Meiji-Jingu Shrine, Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan.

Sake Barrels
Early morning shot of a wall of sake barrels near the Meiji-Jingu Shrine, Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan.


Posted by joffre 12:02 Archived in Japan Tagged tokyo japan photography joffre Comments (0)


Travel Map and Photographs

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Travelled to Spain/Portugal... arrived in Barcelona (Catalonia), (Spain) via Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Tokyo (Japan) then travelled to/through Barcelona (Catalonia), Santiago de Compostella (Galicia), (Spain), Porto, Douro Valley, Lisbon, Sintra, Portalegre, Guardia (Portugal), Salamanca, Segovia, (Castile and León), Madrid (Spain) and back home via Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Tokyo (Japan)...

An elderly Spanish couple catching an afternoon siesta in the Placa de la Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Spiral Stairs
In the baroque styled Convent of Santo Domingo de Bonaval, built in the 13th century, you'll find this unique triple spiral staircase designed by Domingo de Andrade, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain.

Porto Views
Multi coloured apartments in the old riverside district of Ribera along the Rio Douro, Porto, Portugal.

What a View!
It always pays to be 'looking-up' as this 'mannequin on the balcony' has become quite an institution, Porto, Portugal.

Tipple Ripples
A Rio Douro river boat meanders it's way along the peaceful Douro Valley, Portugal.

Sintra Palace
Over looking the historic village you'll find the gothic-designed 'Palacio Nacional da Pena', Sintra, Portugal.

Iconic Lisbon
Lisbon's archtypal yellow trams, Lisbon, Portugal.

Roof View
Roof-top view of houses from the 14th century castle in the fortified village, Castelo De Vide, Portugal.

Light and Shadows
View through one of the many alleys in the historic city, Salamanca, Castile and León, Spain.

Roman Aqueduct
Famous Roman aqueduct in the World Heritage town, Segovia, Castile and León, Spain.


Posted by joffre 13:27 Archived in Spain Tagged spain photography portugal joffre Comments (0)

Sri Lanka

Travel Map and Photographs

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Travelled to Sri Lanka... arrived Columbo (Sri Lanka) from New Delhi (India), then travelled to/through Columbo, Galle, Unawatuna Beach, Negombo (Sri Lanka) and back home via Singapore...

Unawatuna Beach
Another beautiful day at the beach, Unawatuna Beach, Sri Lanka.

Netting Bench
Netting bench on Negombo Beach, just outside of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Cleaning staff have many 'novel' ways of keeping everything in tip-top condition, Changi International Airport, Singapore.


Posted by joffre 15:11 Archived in Sri Lanka Tagged photography sri_lanka joffre Comments (0)

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