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  • Movie Memorabilia Movie Memorabilia

    • From: Donna Carroll
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      Humphrey Bogart & Katheryn Hepburn ring a bell on this boat.  Alive and doing tours in Key Largo Florida.  If you are fortunate to have a beautiful day like this one you too can ride on the "African Queen".

    • 2 months ago
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  • Utah - view of Mt. Timpanogos Utah - view of Mt. Timpanogos

    • From: amichka
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      I looked over to the bell tower as it began to chime and snapped this photo of Timpanogos and the first snow of Fall.

    • 4 months ago
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  • Byodo In Temple – The Perfect Byodo In Temple – The Perfect Place to Spend a Day in Serenity at Oahu

    • From: CatherineWatson
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      byodo in templeLast month I went to the Hawaiian Island Oahu with a couple of my friends and it was one of my best summer vacations ever. Our Oahu trip started with a lot of activity. We toured the historic Pearl Harbor, tried our hands at snorkeling in North shore and also visited the Polynesian Culture Center which provided us a deeper insight into Polynesian culture. It was educational and entertaining at the same time.

       

      After all the excitement and activities, we wanted to experience something different, something to pacify our soul and mind in Hawaii. Our friendly chauffeur of Hawaii Taxi and Shuttle Service suggested us to visit Byodo-In Temple, situated at the foot of Koolau Mountain in the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. We googled it to get more information. When we found out that the temple had been featured in ABC’s Emmy Award Winning drama series LOST, as the home of Korean woman Sun’s father, our excitement just doubled. We could not hold ourselves and we visited Byodo-In the very next day.

       

      Some highlights of our Byodo-In Temple visit:

       

      Ringing the Bon-Sho

      Bon- shoAfter a drive through a cemetery, we reached the premises of the temple. As soon as we set foot inside the area of the temple, we could not help but ring the massive three-ton brass bell called Bon-sho. Turns out, apparently, it is customary to ring the bell before entering the temple to purify your mind off of evil spirits. We didn’t know that.

      Close to the bell there was a small donation box where we donated few pennies. Our small effort in contributing to the temple, which in fact helps maintain its grandeur.

       

      Capturing the beauty of Byodo In Temple:

      BEAUTIFUL SCENERY OF BYODO IN TEMPLEByodo-In is truly a hidden gem of Oahu tucked away behind the valley of temples cemetery. The landscaped grounds, postcard perfect scenes and landmarks under the deep lush green hills are so awe inspiring that we could not resist ourselves and took hundreds of photographs. It was our way of trying to capture a bit of the peacefulness and natural beauty that the temple offers.

       

      Praying to the Amida Buddha

      Amida BuddhaThe main attraction of the temple is 9 feet tall, gold lacquer painted, wood carved statue of Amida/Lotus Buddha inside the Phoenix hall. This big statue is surrounded by a series of other small statues of Boddhisattvas (the enlightened beings).

      We had to take off our shoes in order to enter the hall where devotees were praying in front of the statue. They were offering flowers and burning incense to the Amida Buddha. I also got a chance to offer some flowers to the amazingly peaceful looking Amida Buddha.

       

      Enjoying with the Nature’s Critters:

      WILD LIFE OF BYODO IN TEMPLEIn the temple premises, we saw peacocks and black swans roaming in the garden grounds and turtles lounging beside the pond. The ponds of temple are filled with the Japanese fish, Koi. We purchased some fish food from the gift shop and fed them. The gift shop also had some cool Japanese souvenir which I wanted to buy but couldn’t afford it.

       

       

      After wandering around the temple for an hour, we rested in a Meditation House. The atmosphere was so serene that I could literally feel my inner soul. I have seriously never felt so peaceful in my entire life. I wanted to stay there for the whole day but my friends did not let me do that.


      Byodo-In is a perfect spiritual destination to spend a peaceful day, soaking in nature away from the bustling areas of Oahu. Parking is free and it only cost $3 to explore this hidden gem. So, don’t forget to visit this place on your Oahu tour. You will simply find inner peace here.

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  • Bon- sho Bon- sho

    • From: CatherineWatson
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      A big bell in Byodo in temple of Oahu
    • 6 months ago
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  • Bruges Bell Tower from canal Bruges Bell Tower from canal

    • From: gmaso
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      A view of the Bruges Bell Tower from one of the canals.

    • 1 year ago
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  • Bruges Bell Tower Bruges Bell Tower

    • From: gmaso
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      The Bell Tower from across Bruges Market Square. The Tower played a pivotal role in the movie "In Bruges."

    • 1 year ago
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  • Bruges Market Square restauran Bruges Market Square restaurant

    • From: gmaso
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      One of the restaurant ringing Market Square and across the square from the Bell Tower. All of the buildings around the Square and many others in Bruges are medieval and a walk through town is fascinating.

    • 1 year ago
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  • Qingdao Qingdao

    • From: x123456
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      The old town of Qingdao is very special, with a lot of European-style architectures there. Almost across each mountain, there are some parks and also some residences of celebrities. If you stay in a hotel in Qingdao, it’s better to choose the one near to the sea because in autumn, there are a lot of beautiful landscapes that you are able to see anytime when walking out of your hotel. 
         
      The trestle of Qingdao, located in the south of Zhongshan Road where there are a number of tourists, is built over a gulf for visitors to board the sightseeing ship to cruise on the river.

      The trestle is as old as some of the buildings in Qingdao. In Qing Dynasty, an imperial envoy Li Hung-Chang came to Qingdao to inspect. During that time, he wanted to take a big ship there, but since Qingdao was a very small village where there was no port, the ship could not be parked. A harbor which was later built for temporarily use and rebuilt for several times is not a port any more now but an art gallery where some of art works are exhibited.

      What’s more, the trestle is the symbol of Qingdao which is a must-visit scenic spot. At the end of the trestle is a pavilion which looks really special against the European-style buildings around it, with double eaves of Chinese traditional styles on the roof. The trestle which is situated over the gulf is 440 meters long and 8 meters wide with concrete structures. At the south part of it is a half round jetty. There is an attic with eight corner angles where tourists are able to see layers of waves surging. The attic has bee approved as one of the best scenic spots in Qingdao. On the other hand, the night views around the trestle are much more beautiful in daytime than in nighttime.                

      The Christian church in Qingdao is a well-known religious building located at Road 15, near to Xinhao Shan Park in the east where there are magnificent landscapes.
      The wide and flat square in front of the church looks very magnificent against a forest and all kinds of western-style architectures around it. Stepping onto narrow steps, you will see its strong walls, half round window frames, pitched roofs and bell tower.

      The Christian church is a typical German-style building composed of a bell tower and an auditorium. The bell tower on which you are able to have a bird view of sea views is 39.10 meters high, with a huge clock on there that makes the solemn church mysterious. On the other hand, the auditorium which is composed of two floors, with delicate decoration of the interior looks very special and accommodates thousands of people at a time.     

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  • The Liberty Bell The Liberty Bell

    • From: joecruz
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      The Liberty Bell, Philadelphia, PA

    • 2 years ago
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  • A trip to WeiZhou Island A trip to WeiZhou Island

    • From: j123456
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      Although it looked like a cloudy day today in BeiHai city, the weather got better after we had arrived at Weizhou Island by water. One hour later, we reached the destination. We spent three days and three nights there. At about 5 clock in the afternoon on the twenty second of November, we landed on the island and at 5 pm on the 25th, we left. In the three days on the island, we sleep till waking up each day, sometimes stroll around nice scenic spots, are in a daze for a little bit, walk for a while, have a bike ride, pick up shell, and walk the dog. What is important is that we had fresh seafood to eat. What a leisurely and comfortable vacation. 
          About the accommodation on the island, it seems that we didn’t have many choices but Youth Hostel called ZhuZai Ba is our only choice and since we all know about hostels, we then made the decision to stay. Spending a night at a fisherman’s family was never considered, because we know nothing about its environment and something like that. We contacted with the boss there on the Internet to reserve a room, but since we were not sure on which date we would land on the island, we just made an oral contract with him. Anyway, “since it’s in a dull season, there are rooms anytime” the boss said. Having bought sea passage tickets, we started out.
          The ship having arrived at the dock, we met up with the rider of the tricycle and got on. After a while, we began officially landing on the island.
          After that, it’s when the sun goes down. Putting down our luggage in the hostel, we rushed out. Across a road, it’s a beach and we saw the sunset on the WeiZhou Island.
          Afterwards, dinner had been reserved in advance, before we had dinner together. The younger sister of the boss AHong is charge of cooking meal for us. She went to the market , bought some seafood like fish and crab and cooked for us. Her cooking skill was so good, with the GuangDong style, that we liked it very much and ate all. Since she has a good cooking skill, we decided to stay here for the rest of the days.
      in the morning of the following day, we had steamed bun with soya-bean milk and went to the market to buy some seafood. After that, we give it to AHong to cook it for us. For each meal, it’s different . crab is stemmed or sometimes fried with yolk or green onion. For fish, it’s stemmed sometimes and some other time braised in soy sauce. Shell is stemmed or sometimes fried. If we go out to have a fun and are late for buying food, we can give her a call to ask her to do it for us. At night, we reserved a seafood barbecue as our night snack and it’s so delicious.
          Moreover, There are about ten thousand residents living on the WeiZhou Island with one fifth of believers, where there are two churches, the catholic church and the chapel of Our Lady. Church is the symbol of missionaries.
      The chapel of Our Lady of France is a small typical church with the gothic style of Europe, with three floors of a square bell tower in front engraved with the three words Chapel of Our Lady, and an oblong house of god and two floors of a small building behind the tower. And perhaps because of the small-sized church located at a remote place, few people go there.
          The symbolic church on the island is the catholic church, which is already a scenic spot where there were so many people inside without tranquility and holy, and a few of buses parking by there. Finally we met up with our team group, and took some photos and left before the next group of people came.
           The church with a hundred years history, a gothic architecture in the renaissance of France was built with the corallites on the island, composed of the church, Men and women monastery, hospital, priest building, and mother and baby room.
          The Volcano Park is an important scenic spot on the island where there is a lighthouse guiding the way of the fishing-boat. Standing under the lighthouse, we can see the whole view of the South Bay.
         The Crocodile Mountain Park is where marine abrasion and volcanic lava often happen. Walking along the sea, we can see the pelelith. On that morning, the weather was bad, very cloudy. I ran into a group of children who was sketching a beautiful view.
         Located in the east, The Sesame Beach is also called the Colorful Beach, where it’s optimum to watch the sunrise. It got famous because of its white and black sand. And we can also catch some crabs in the evening.
         It’s really an unforgettable experience.

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  • Perth – a gateway to Western A Perth – a gateway to Western Australia

    • From: Brianmcquillan
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      Perth is a vibrant city full of positive energies that offers a truly unique Western Australia experience to its guests. If you are looking for an extraordinary holiday then Perth is an extraordinary place to visit. It is sunniest capital of Australia that embraces a relaxed outdoor lifestyle and offers its guests some of the fascinating places to enjoy their holidays. Pick any time of the year and book your flights to Perth and you will be surely bathed in warm sunshine on the powdery white beaches where the ocean dazzles with sunlit shades of blue. Australia beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world and the beaches of Perth are a stunning example which makes it an ideal spot to enjoy beach holidays. People of all age’s flock to Cottesloe Beach a perfect spot for swim, surf and snorkel. For teens and youngsters Scarborough Beach is a firm favorite.

      Botanic garden

      Just 40 minutes drive to South of Rockingham offers a great range of beaches to suit everyone. It is the best place for families where they can enjoy snorkeling and paddling in the blue waters of ocean or watch dolphins who often seen around the jetty. Food is always a festive affair in historic port of Fremantle. Perth zoo, Perth Mint, the Bell Tower, Kings Park and Botanic Garden are some of the amazing destinations that you can’t afford to miss on Perth holidays. So book low coast flights to Perth from London to enjoy one of the best holidays of your life.

      Perth Montage King Park

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    • 2 years ago
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  • You ring my bell buckaroo You ring my bell buckaroo

    • From: kentonmain
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      Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo ... July 23, 2012. The Daddy of Em All!

    • 2 years ago
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  • Bell Rock Sedona Arizona Bell Rock Sedona Arizona

    • From: MoonBlossom37
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  • Door Door

    • From: Edward Bell
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      Guanajuato, Mexico

      Enough doors and windows to fill an entire memory card.

    • 2 years ago
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  • Fountain Fountain

    • From: Edward Bell
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      Guanajuato, Mexico

      We just kept walking around cutting in and out of alleys and found a nice little park/square with this fountain.  We would have found this place by staying on the streets but the other way was more fun.

    • 2 years ago
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  • Marcado Marcado

    • From: Edward Bell
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      Guanajuato, Mexico

      We stopped in the large Marcado (market).  I could only think wow I use a later that tall to put up Christmas lights.  There was none stop people coming and going.  I took this brief break in the crowd to take a picture.

    • 2 years ago
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  • Colors Colors

    • From: Edward Bell
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      Guanajuato, Mexico

      Up down and all around there were colors.  Even the sky was getting into the act with its perfect blue.  One thing I have learned is fast shutter = very blue sky.

    • 2 years ago
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  • I'm Here I'm Here

    • From: Edward Bell
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      Guanajuato, Mexico

      No matter were you go in the world you will see people in need but somtimes just knowing someone is their for you is more important than the money.

    • 2 years ago
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  • On the move On the move

    • From: Edward Bell
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      Guanajuato, Mexico

      We were winding up for the night but people were still on the move. 

    • 2 years ago
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  • Its early Its early

    • From: Edward Bell
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      Guanajuato, Mexico

      I could not sleep on our last night so I thought I would see how the streets looked at about 5am when they were empty and try out some night shots.  It was interesting to see the streets like this because during the day and evening it is non stop people and cars.

    • 2 years ago
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