photo of a colorful flower sculpture

I walked around Beverly Hills and Los Angeles and found this park after seeing this Bugatti Veyron on Rodeo Drive.

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photo of Bayon Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia

The Bayon Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia is fantastic. The temple is located very near Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm and many other amazing temples.

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photo of a Traditional Chinese Raincoat

Photo of a Traditional Chinese Raincoat in Yangshuo (near Guilin), China. The photo is from a touristy (but well done and where people still live) “ancient city” in Yangshuo, China. I saw a similar raincoat in the Shanghai History Museum.

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Buddha at Borobudur

Borobudur is amazing. This photo gives a small glimpse of what it is like for more see more from my visit to Borobudur, Java, Indonesia (including a video of the view all around where this photo is taken).

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school kids photo with Curious Cat in Indonesia

In Indonesia I am asked to have my photo taken with people much more than anywhere else. This one is at a very small temple (Candi Sambisari) that I don’t think gets many tourists but I think these girls were just waiting (and enjoying talking with each other) to get there photo taken with tourists.

The girls asked the only other tourists there during my time there for photos also. I am wearing my Curious Cat t-shirt in the photo.

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Tibetan, copper figurine of Manjusri

Tibetan figurine of a wrathful Manjusri, with copper gild, at Shanghai Art Museum. From the Qing dynasty era (1664 to 1911).

Je Tsongkhapa, who founded the Gelug lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, is said to have received his teachings from visions of Mañjuśrī.

Within Esoteric Buddhism, Mañjuśrī is a meditational deity, and considered a fully enlightened Buddha. In the Shingon school of Esoteric Buddhism, he is one of the thirteen deities to whom disciples devote themselves. He figures extensively in many Esoteric Buddhist texts such as the Mañjuśrī-mūla-kalpa and the Mañjuśrīnāmasaṃgīti.

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carving at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

photo of carving at Angkor Wat, Cambodia by John Hunter

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photo of white fungi growing on tree trunk

Santubong Jungle Trek, Mount Santubong, Damai, Borneo, Malaysia.

Quite a wonderful hike that is very steep as you climb to the summit (the longest steep climb I have ever done, by far). This photo is taken on the trail that runs along the base of the mountain.

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photo of cicada and discarded shell

Cicada and a discarded shell on day lily buds in Virginia.

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photo of Pinecones, Arboretum, Madison, Wisconsin

Green Pinecones at the Arboretum in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

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Green Pinecones