Wild Weekly Photo Challenge: Wanderlust – Le Shan Mountainside Buddhist Pavilion

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: Wanderlust! – my entries for other weeks can be found here.

Le Shan Mountainside Buddhist Pavilion by Seas Reflecting Starlight

Near the giant Buddha at Le Shan in Sichuan, China, a tiny pavilion clings to the steep mountainside, overlooking the expansive river below. Part of the charm of China is the dotting of the mountainous landscape with these pavilions and temples that are difficult to reach, and must have been even harder to build. The location gives them a sense of majesty and separation from the mundane world, often seeming as otherworldly and spiritual as the mists enveloping them.

When I think of “wanderlust” images of such mysterious and off-the-beaten-path places spring to mind.  To me, wanderlust embodies the spirit of adventure and the quest for the unknown.  Spirituality and a yearning the unknown are closely linked, and so a small often overlooked part at a Buddhist historical site seemed appropriate for this challenge.

What does “wanderlust” mean to you?

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Wild Weekly Photo Challenge: Green – Glimmering Eyes in Glade

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: Green! – my entries for other weeks can be found here.

Glimmering Eyes in Glade by Seas Reflecting Starlight

Whose eyes are these, glimmering in the shadows in the glade?  Something is peering out of the dark leaves of the foliage.

What do you think it is?

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