Nature and Landscapes
Urban and City
This door is the entrance for monks of the world-famous Yamadera temple in Japan. It is rather interesting - I thought the temples were pure tourist attractions nowadays - which really just shows how little I know about Japan - but turns out that once the temple closes, the monks take over again and go after the business. Well, this is supposedly one of the entrances leading to the area where the monks live over the day. If it isnt, its still a pretty door!
It is always the same. I arrive somewhere and find a place for the sunset - and suddenly clouds materialize above the scene and it rains. In Porto, this was a little extreme as we had rain every single night for about 8 days. This picture was taken on the way home after a failed attempt to wait for the sunset...
Statues are a funny thing in Japan - they come in all shapes, sizes, and numbers. These ones here are from the viewpoint located at the top of of the mountain area in Itsukushima.