Sunday, February 24, 2019

I Go to Kawagoe City

I went to Kawagoe city to enjoy seeing old Japanese buildings there last week.

Kawagoe Bell Tower is famous for the city's symbol.

According to Wiki, it is originally built on the orders of Sakai Tadakatsu between 1624 and 1644.

The present structure goes back to 1894, a year after the Great Fire of Kawagoe.
It is a three-story tower measuring 16 meters in height.

The tower has been telling time to the city's residents for 350 years and has been deemed as a symbol of the city.

Currently, the bell can be heard four times a day (6 AM, 12 PM, 3 PM and 6 PM)

Kawagoe Bell Tower

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome

The Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore is considered to be the largest of the churches dedicated to the Virgin Mary in Rome.

It is one of the city’s four major basilicas was built in the mid-fourth century.

It is an easy church to visit, as it's near the Termini station and metro stop, and a walk through on your own won't last more than half an hour.

Pope Pius IX

Pope Pius IX

Sunday, February 10, 2019

I Go to Utsunomiya Castle Park

I took a walk to Utsunomiya castle park today. Since it was sow yesterday, the park had lots of family visitors who wanted to enjoy its covered snow.

The moat of the castle was covered with thick ice plate because of yesterday's freezing cold temperature.

On the other hand, plum trees near the park had full of beautiful flowers.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

The Way I Take Pictures

Those pictures show the ways how I take pictures in Rome.
A taking pictures is always more fun than eating, sightseeing or relaxing while traveling in foreign countries.