This is the largest mosque in Brunei. The place where I stayed had a free shuttle to The Mall. As we approached the roundabout, I couldn’t help noticing this mosque. When we reached The Mall, I decided to walk back to the mosque, which took at least half an hour. I had to shoot long […]

When I see the grandeur of Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, I am reminded of the wealth of this country. Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque was named after the 28th Sultan of Brunei who also started the construction. Believe it or not, the dome is made of pure gold. It is both ironic and sad […]

This was the last temple I visited in Kyoto. 龍安寺 (Ryoanji) is famous probably because of 枯山水 (karesansui), believed to have been made in the late 1400s. I visited this place in mid-December and, as you can tell from the picture, traces of autumn were present everywhere. Back to album

Whenever I’m in Japan, I make it a point to visit a favorite camera shop — ヨドバシカメラ (Yodobashi Camera). There’s a big Yodobashi in Akihabara, Tokyo. But I found this one in Kyoto, and it’s very near Kyoto JR Station. I just like being here, as I get to see a huge collection of cameras […]

金閣寺 (Kinkakuji) is a popular Buddhist temple in Japan. I love the reflection of the temple on the pond that surrounds it; the pond is called 鏡湖池 (Kyokochi, literally mirror pond). I came here in mid-December. The red, yellow and orange autumn leaves had disappeared. It’s best to visit this place when the fall colors […]

Along the foothills to the west of Kyoto lies Ninnaji (仁和寺). 58th Emperor Koko (光孝) ordered its construction in 886 but did not live to see its completion. His son 59th Emperor Uda (宇多) oversaw the completion in the 4th year of the Ninna (仁和) era (i.e., 888) and named the temple Ninnaji after the […]

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