Tagged: Architecture

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 11

Taipei: Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

The most prominent national monument and historical landmark, the National Chaing Kai-Shek Memorial Hall (國立中正紀念) was built in honor and as a memorial to the former military leader and the President of the Republic of China (aka Taiwan), Chiang Kai-Shek....

Bolinao Lighthouse; Patar; Waterfalls; Nature; Mountains; Pangasinan; Luzon; Tupanggala; 1

Bolinao: Sidetrip at Bolinao Lighthouse

  The second tallest lighthouse in the country, this old towering structure was built by the combined forces of Filipino, American and British engineers in 1905. Majestically rising at 351 feet above sea level, it stands on a solid rock...

Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社 Itsukushima-jinja) Miyajima, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Pref., Japan 0

Miyajima: Floating Torii of Itsukushima Shrine

You’ve seen this iconic image in other media, but you don’t know it by name. This is the centuries-old Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社, Itsukushima Jinja), located in Itsukushima Island (popularly known as Miyajima) in the city of Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture. The...

Hiroshima Peace Memorial 原爆ドーム Genbaku Dōmu, Hiroshima, Japan 5

Hiroshima: Atomic Bomb Dome, A Haunting Memorial

Being a part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, this is the preserved ruins of the building in the aftermath of the Atomic bombings of August 6, 1945. This building, formerly known as the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, was...