This is “O-Torii Gate” of Itsukushima Shinto Shrine on Miyajima Island, a World Heritage Site. It is one of the reasons I am currently taking a tour of Western Honshu, Japan.
Month: October 2014
Fall Colors on Skyline Drive
End of October and beginning of November is usually the best time to take auto tour on Skyline Drive of Shenandoah National Park for fall foliage. There are plenty of overlooks for stopping and enjoying the view.
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (6 Images)
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal was built in late 1790’s and early 1800’s as a transportation means to expand the young Nation westward from Washington. However, the Canal quickly became obsolete when the railroads were introduced and built in mid-1800’s. Today the 250 mile (400 Km) […]
A Pair of Red-Shouldered Hawks Came Back (7 Images)
A pair of red-shouldered hawks visited us by perching on a tree in our backward woods last summer and I was lucky enough to capture a few nice pictures. The pair came back visiting us again (of course, I can’t be sure they are the […]
Misty Great Falls – Part 2 (8 Images)
I posted Misty Great Falls two weeks ago when I shot some misty Great Falls scenes from the Maryland side of the Great Falls of the Potomac River. The combination of the air and water temperatures was perfect again yesterday at dawn and this time […]
Reflection of Fall
Both pictures were taken at Cunningham Falls State Park, Maryland two days ago. The first one the reflection on the lake and the other one on the small creek in the woods.
My Weekend Trip to West Virginia
Our Weekend Trip to West Virginia Sorry, it may take a minute or two to load this Word document. Thanks for your patience.
Foggy Morning in West Virginia Countryside (5 Images)
Blackwater Canyon Blackwater Falls
Durbin Rocket Train Ride in West Virginia (11 Images)
Durbin Rocket Train is powered by a rare steam locomotive. Built in 1910, the Old #3, is one of only three operating Climax geared logging locomotives in the world! The round trip train ride in Durbin covers 10.5 miles in 2 hours and offers many […]
Fall is for Chrysanthemum (3 Images)
The display of beautiful Japanese chrysanthemums is common everywhere in the fall in Japan. I took these two pictures when I toured Nagoya Castle in November 2013.
Best Farm in the Monocacy Battlefield (9 Images)
Best Farm was an important part of Monocacy Battlefield. In September 1862, practically the entire Confederate Army of Northern Virginia led by Robert E. Lee concentrated around the Best Farm.