Ancient Kyoto

The #Fushimi #Inari #Taisha #shrine in #Kyoto, #Japan is one of the oldest #shrines in Kyoto, dated 711 A.D. It’s better known for it’s #paths with hundreds of #traditional, #Japanese #gates – something one has to see when visiting Japan.

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#Kinkaku-ji – The #Temple of the #Golden #Pavilion in #Kyoto, #Japan is known as the most popular #Zen #Buddhist #temples in Japan. The temple is partly covered in pure #gold and is said to house #Buddha’s Ashes – due to its importance it is part of Kyoto’s #World #Heritage Site, a must-see when visiting Japan!

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Valle de Vinales, Cuba

Alongside a stop on the #road through #Vinales #Valley, while exploring #Cuba. It is amazing to see those beautiful #oldtimers on the road with such a beautiful #landscape – I had to take this shot.

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#Valle de #Vinales in #Cuba – The #valley is just about two hours away from #Havana and not just known for its amazing views, but also as the place where the tobacco is grown for the famous #Cuban #cigars. A place you have to explore when visiting Cuba!

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Nightscapes in Yosemite

View on Half Dome at night, from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park – with a clear sky full of stars

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Nightscape from Sentinel Dome in Yosemite National Park, with a clear view on the stars in the sky and the city lights of Modesto in the far background

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