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Travel in the Time of Corona, Week 2

As we continue to stay at home to help flatten the curve on corona virus, I’m finding more ways to make the most of the situation. One of these is catching up with writing travel articles from my trip to Europe last year. Several have been posted on the blog. Please check them out.
     On Week 2 of my Travel in the Time of Corona series, I’m sharing images from past travels that remind me why I love traveling so much. 

Fushimi Inari Taisha, Kyoto, Japan

Kubuswoningen (The Cube Houses), Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Sardines shop, Lisbon, Portugal

St. James Church (St. Jacob’s Church), Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Baybay Beach, Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines

Crossing the runway, Gibraltar, British Overseas Territory

Salzberg, Hallstatt, Austria

“My home is where my travels begin.”  TravelswithCharie 

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Images by TravelswithCharie 

Fushimi Inari

Romon Gate
Fushimi Inari Taisha is the main Shinto shrine of the thousands of shrines in Japan. It is dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice and sake. With Japan's transformation from an agricultural economy to an industrial state, Inari has come to represent success and prosperity especially for businessmen and companies.

Shinto is an ethnic religion that flourished in Japan from the 12th century. References to Shinto practices have been traced as early as the 8th century. Shinto, unlike Christianity, does not recognize one god but rather believes in a multitude of deities (kami) who demonstrate superhuman qualities. About 46% of the Japanese population profess the Shinto faith.*

Torii Gates
Behind the honden (main hall) is a trail lined with thousands of vermilion torii gates which were donated by individual worshippers and businesses. The cost of a small torii gate is around 400,000 yen. Etched in black on the back of each gate is the name and address of the donor. The t…