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Rebecca B. / 158 items

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At the World Culture Museum in Gothenburg (Göteborg). The museum was inaugurated in 2004 and designed by the architects Cécile Brisac and Edgar Gonzalez - including these stairs in the middle of the museum, inspired by the Spanish Steps in Rome.

Tags:   museum of world culture världskulturmuseet stairs scala treppe escalier escalera steps stairway trappa göteborg gothenburg sweden sverige schweden suecia suède svezia museum musée museoCécile Brisac Edgar Gonzalez

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Manekineko en masse. Manekineko is the famous Japanese beckoning cat - a lucky charm to invite good luck, most common to either your home or your business. In Japanese it is 招き猫, 招き = maneki = beckon, invite in, 猫 = neko = cat.

At the Buddhist temple Gōtokuji.

For most tourists this temple is quite a bit off compared to other famous sites in Tokyo - but it is still quite popular. After all they maintain the story of being the place that invented the beckoning cat - said to be inspired by a story of a monk's cat which saved the daimyo Ii Naotaka from being hit by lightning by beckoning him into the temple. And now you can find tons upon tons of them by a little side-temple on the grounds.

But this temple is worth a visit for more than that (and I am saying this as a great cat lover). It is the largest historical site in Tokyo (according to the sign at the entrance - and I have no reason to doubt it). A temple has stood here since 1480, and Gōtokuji dates to 1655, with many of its existing buildings actually dating from the 17th century. The grounds are extensive and includes a cemetery for the Ii-family with traditional tombs.

Tags:   tokyo tokio 東京 japan Nippon Nihon 日本 japón japon Giappone 世田谷 Setagaya Gōtokuji Gotokuji 豪徳寺 buddhist temple buddhisttempel Templos budistas Temples bouddhistes 寺 temple tempel tempio templo buddhism Buddhismus Budismo Bouddhisme Buddhismo 仏教 beckoning cat manekineko lyckokatt gato de la suerte gato de la fortuna chat porte-bonheur 招き猫 cat katt chat Katze 猫 gato gatto

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At the Meiji shrine.

The shrine was founded in 1920, dedicated to the deified spirits of emperor Meiji (1852-1912) and his wife empress Shoken (1849-1914).

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The reason for my one month stay in Italy in 2012 was work - which included a visit to the storehouse of finds from the Acquarossa excavations (an Etruscan community - the name from Antiquity is unfortunately has been lost to us). It was in one of the creepiest places I've ever been to (once an orphanage) which was now slowly falling apart.

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No, not me - but the guy in this photo was. This is the moment the groom, very politely, tries to get the guy to move out of the picture. (If you look in close-up you can see, the guy is looking to the right, where the groom was.) I was standing next to the official photographer (a much safer place to be). How that looked you can see in this shot: www.flickr.com/photos/dameboudicca/19553303421 , though the details on her white coat can be seen more clearly here.

Taken at Meiji jingu - a quite popular place for weddings - everywhere you looked there was a wedding procession going on, and of course wedding pictures being taken. And pictures of wedding pictures being taken. Generally it is allowed (if you don't like it, you probably should avoid getting married here, to be honest), but don't get in the way!

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