Sunday Special – Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), Japan


Kyoto's Golden Pavilion, close up - Photo is Public Domain: Brücke-Osteuropa, 2011 Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto 1, CC0 1.0 Glittering in the sun due to its gold leaf exterior is one of Kyoto's most recognizable and loved sites - The Golden Pavilion, commonly called Kinkaku-ji in Japanese (though its official name is Rokuon-ji - 鹿苑寺). Standing stately it... Continue Reading →

Sunday Special – Golden Bridge, Vietnam


They appear as age-old weathered hands upholding a golden rope above the lush forests of the Bà Nà Hills. Not far from Da Nang, Vietnam, The Golden Bridge (Cau Vang) overlooks the Annamese Mountains (Dãy Trường Sơn) providing both a vast view of nature while taking in modern engineering and sculpture. Although you may think the hands... Continue Reading →

Sunday Special – The Alhambra, Granada, Spain


In the Andalusian city of Granada you can see the stately Alhambra, a red-brick fortress and former residence of kings standing on the rocky hillside overlooking the River Darro.  It's name in Arabic, qa'lat al-Hamra, translates as The Red Castle, reflecting the colour of the fortress.  Considered one of the finest examples of Muslim architecture in... Continue Reading →

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