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Bright Hill Apr 2015


Family visit to the columbarium at Bright Hill (Kong Meng San) April 2015. Unfortunately, did not manage to visit the temple proper, just the columbarium area. Slated for next trip…

Bright Hill

Mountaintop Monastery by MartinDrehn

Sunset overlooking the Monastery of Rousanou in Meteora, Greece

As Seen on 500px – April 28, 2015 at 08:49PM


Tiger's Nest

PARO TAKTSANG is the popular name of the TAKTSANG PALPHUG MONASTERY and it is also known as TIGER’S NEST.

According to the legend related to the Taktsang (which in the Tibetan language is spelt “stag tshang”) which literally means TIGER’S LAIR, it is believed that Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambahva) flew to this location from Tibet on the back of a tigress from Khenpajong. 

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Nga Phe Chang Monastery - Jumping Cat Monastery - Inle Lake, Myanmar

Nga Phe Chaung is a wooden monastery built on stilts and the oldest & largest one in Inle Lake.  Approxmately 200 years old, it’s also known as the… 200 more words


The Monastery of Saint Catherine.

This article originally appeared on my other blog If it happened yesterday, it’s history. I have taken the liberty to repost it here. If you are interested in viewing the original post… 966 more words


Sean Munger reblogged this on www.seanmunger.com and commented:

Robert Horvat of the History of the Byzantine Empire blog has done it again with another fantastic article. This one is about a sacred place in Byzantine history, the Monastery of St. Catherine. Graced with stunning photos, this article paints a very vivid picture of the long history of this place. Definitely worth a read!

All the Colors of Spring

Adequate rain and sunshine has brought out these beautiful colors.

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