To Market! in Cannes

28 01 2013

Somehow I had never been to this big market in Cannes.  My friend took me there a couple of days ago and I loved it.  We were going to breakfast in the apartment but decided to get some fresh croissant and cafe au lait and sit by the market.

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Marché Forville





Imperial Tomb #3

21 01 2013

This imperial tomb in Hue, Vietnam is very green.  It was my favorite.

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Ming Manh Tomb





Imperial Tomb #1

17 01 2013

Hue, which was the imperial capital of Vietnam not so long ago, until 1945, has a number of tombs of former emperors around the city which are open for tourists.  I went on a group tour that went to visit three of the main tombs all of which came in different styles though they were all built in accordance with “strict rules of  geomancy” according to this website, our guide, and other sources.  Here is one of them, Tu Duc Tomb.

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Entsuin, the Rose Temple

21 11 2012

It would have been really nice if the maple trees were turning color in this lovely temple, Entsuin, in Matsushima but we were a little early for that. (Entsuin’s Japanese web page: http://www.entuuin.or.jp/index.html)

It is sometimes called the “Rose Temple”, because of the roses brought back from Rome in the 1600s by Hasekura Tsunenaga.

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Weeping Cherry Tree

11 04 2011

I drive by this temple near where I live often and have always wanted to take a picture of the beautiful weeping cherry tree when it’s in full bloom.  I walked by it yesterday on my way to cast a vote.

It wasn’t quite the “full bloom” I was looking for but it was still beautiful.

The entrance gate to Ichigyouin

Looking at the cherry tree through the gate

The weeping cherry tree of Ichigyouin. The picture looks cloudy because my lens has been scratched. 😦

http://www.e-ishiya.com/tera/bunkyou/bunkyou/hakusan/ichigyouin/itigyouin.html








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