Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple: A Secret Garden In Kyoto Features 1200 Stone Sculptures

neverendingvoyage Otagi Nenbutsu-ji is a Buddhist temple in the Arashiyama neighborhood of Kyoto, Japan. Otagi Nenbutsu-ji was founded by Empress Shōtoku in the middle of the eighth century. Though was destroyed by the flooding of the Kamo River, it was rebuilt as an offshoot of Enryaku-ji, a nearby temple. In the 13th century, it was again destroyed during a civil war. The temple was moved to its...

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“The Loneliest Road Trip”: Travels Through An Empty America In Photographs By Arnaud Montagard

In his new book Road Not Taken, photographer Arnaud Montagard captures an America emptied of its inhabitants. Southern Winds “There is a feeling of loneliness through all the photos in this book. It’s either a man walking alone in the middle of a deserted street or scenes where there is an absence of human beings,” Arnaud Montagard told The Guardian. Arnaud Montagard (b. 1991) in Nancy, France...

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Chinese People Taking Their Pet Cabbages For A Walk

China celebrates labor day every year on May 1. The holiday is commonly known as the May Day holiday and it spans a total of roughly 3 days (4 if you’re lucky). During the holiday, millions travel across the country and various activities are held. It’s generally an all around good time. During this year’s festival, a series of young people too hip for the rest of society were spotted dragging...

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Dutch Artist Dre Wapenaar Creates Unique Tear-Drop Tent Stays In Borgloon, Belgium

Reuters Rather than take a summer holiday abroad during the coronavirus pandemic, some Belgians are trying a novel camping experience at home, spending a night in a tear drop-shaped tent hanging from a tree. More: Dre Wapenaar, Instagram h/t: traveller Reuters The idea of Dutch artist Dre Wapenaar, the tree tents double as an art installation and are considered sculpture...

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Beyound The Postmodern Kitch: World’s First Gold-Plated Hotel Opened In Vietnam

Manan Vatsyayana/AFP Photo The newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake hotel, the world’s first gold-plated hotel, opened in Hanoi on July 2, 2020. It even has a gold-plated infinity pool on the roof. The 400-room, 25-storey property will operate under the American Wyndham Hotels brand. Prices start at $300 a night for rooms, or there are apartments to rent costing from $6400 per square metre.

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Photographer Erin Sullivan Creates Miniature Landscapes Out Of Food And Other Household Items

Erin Sullivan is a travel photographer, writer, and on-camera host based in Los Angeles, California. She has been self-isolating for the past month, which has prevented her from traveling for work as she typically does. Erin is bringing her work to her home, creating miniature worlds for photo shoots with household items like broccoli, tinfoil, and even pancakes.

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A Giant Abandoned Stawberry Is Becoming More And More Popular Among Urban Explorers In Poland

Have you ever seen “James and the Giant Peach”? Ok, so now it’s the time for a Polish version – Alex and the Giant Strawberry. Traveling from Modlin to Warsaw you can find this amazing object. The strawberry lies next road and it’s easy to find. Actually, it’s hard not to see the strawberry, because it’s giant. Probably you have a lot of questions now. More: Urbex h/t: slavforum The fruit was the...

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This Restaurant In Bangkok Uses Cartoon Dragon Dolls As Space Keepers For Social Distancing

Sakchai Lalit/AP Photo These guests look special! They are green, they have wings and they don’t say a word. The dragons are of course not living beings, but figures. The owner of a restaurant in the country of Thailand in Asia has placed them at the tables in his restaurant. Sakchai Lalit/AP Photo That looks funny. But there is also a good reason. Because the coronavirus crisis is also in...

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This Cafe In Germany Gives Customers Hats With Pool Noodles To Keep Social Distancing

European countries are starting to slowly come alive again. One of them is Germany, where previous restrictions enforced by the state-wide lockdown measures are being relaxed. This is unsurprising as Germany’s been regarded as one of the countries that has dealt with the pandemic extremely well. More: Facebook h/t: boredpanda As of 14 May 2020, 174,948 cases had been reported with 7...

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South Korean Football Club Accidentally Use Sex Dolls To Replace Fans In Closed Stadium

Reuters It seemed like an audience even the most hapless soccer team could have scored with. But when the mannequins cheering on FC Seoul from the otherwise empty terraces were revealed to be sex dolls, it was more like an own goal for South Korea’s most valuable soccer team. h/t: scmp Reuters The team has apologised after admitting that it unwittingly placed sex dolls in the stands of a match on...

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