I’m participating in the online adventure travel and photography magazine LetsBeWild.com’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggers. This week’s challenge is: Distant! – my entries for other weeks can be found here.
Located on a small island not far from Hiroshima, Miyajima seems worlds away from the modern concrete and steel grid of Hiroshima. One can spend hours leisurely winding through the peaceful streets surrounded by traditional style buildings and historical sites. Two such places can be seen on the horizon from this scenic overlook – Gojunoto Pagoda and Senjokaku Shrine.
Although it was overcast and rainy for part of the day that I was there, the sun did come out a little and bask the village in its warmth. The aptly nicknamed “shrine island” has a very cozy feel to it, aided by the rolling hills next to the beautiful sea, the traditional architecture, multiple shrines and temples within easy walking distance, and even plentiful tame and friendly deer roaming the streets.
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A few shout-outs to some other entries that I liked:
- travelsandtrifles shows multiple spectacular photos including morning mists in Cambodia, rainbows on a beach in Canada, and a sunrise in North Carolina.
- max510 shares a black and white photo of a bird heading in for a landing on some sea cliffs.
- lagottocattleya shows detail in the chunks of ice washing up on the beach in the foreground, and a harbor off in the distance.
- the-serenity-space shows some unusually shaped distant hills on a drive through Queensland.
- dewetswild shows a cute pair of hadeda by a river in South Africa.
- milkapejovic zooms up for a closer look at some birds and a dragonfly.