My Photograph of the Day: The Sword Guardian
The sword guardian at the second gate at Beomeosa Buddhist Temple in Busan, Republic of Korea.

My Photograph of the Day: The Sword Guardian

Today's photograph of the day is from my second visit to Beomeosa Temple in Busan, South Korea. One of the oldest Buddhist temples in Korea, and one of four major temples in the country, this photograph is of the Sword Guardian or Heavenly King found in the second gate leading to the main temple area. This is one of four Guardians in the second gate, the other three being the Lute Guardian, the Dragon Guardian, the Stupa Guardian. Each Guardian represents one of the cardinal directions on the compass.

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My Photograph of the Day: Thommanon
One of the small temples at the Thommanon at Angkor Wat Archaeological Park, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

My Photograph of the Day: Thommanon

We had spent the morning visiting Angkor Wat proper and Angkor Thom. And on our way to eat lunch, we stopped off at the Thommanon. For those who may not know, Angkor Wat is really a region just outside of Siem Reap which is comprised of ancient cities built by the various Khmer kings back in the 11th through the 13th centuries.

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My Photograph of the Day: Side Door
Side door at a Church at Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village in Sedona, Arizona.

My Photograph of the Day: Side Door

Sedona is an interesting place. If you have never been, it is well worth the visit. It is at once old and modern, traditional and new age. It is a paradox. So on a lark, we stopped by Tlapaqueque Arts and Crafts Village just down the hill from the center of town, down at Oak Creek. It is a shopping mecca in Sedona. What I loved about the place is the architecture and the small village look and feel. It is designed to mimic colonial Spanish architecture, and it does a wonderful job.

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My Photograph of the Day: Colors of the Rainbow
Rainbow Colors of the sandstone at Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.

My Photograph of the Day: Colors of the Rainbow

[vc_row ct_row_stretch=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]It was my second day at Valley of fire State Park just north of Las Vegas. If you have never been to Valley of Fire State Park, you really need to check this place out. It is hidden, and you are driving through this desert and you are wondering just where this place is. Suddenly you come to a…

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