Welcome to another week of Travel Photo Thursday. Koreans are gearing up for one of thier biggest holidays of the year, Chuseok. Starting tomorrow, Friday, I’ll be off for five days. For me the days off mean getting caught up with a summer of photos that have not yet been edited, dinner with friends and a quick trip to Seoul. Somehow I managed to book train tickets yesterday, which is amazing since most Koreans travel home for this holiday.
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I took this shot back in 2006 on my first trip to Fukuoka, and my first visit to the Kushida Shrine; a favorite with both locals and visitors. This shot was also taken with my first digital camera, a Fuji Fine Pix 2800. At the time I really had no idea what I was shooting. I thought I was shooting colorfully decorated drums. Later I learned they are sake barrels. Can you imagine serving up a barrel of sake at your next outdoor barbecue? What fun that would be! I love the colors and designs on the barrels.
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You can easily spend a few hours wandering around this shrine. There are many great photo opportunities, and the two times I have visited I’ve been lucky enough to see couples having photos taken in their traditional wedding outfits.
Admission is free; a great price for any budget traveler! For more information follow the link: Kushida Shrine
Last week I mentioned that I might have a sponsor for this week’s Travel Photo Thursday. Well, I do and I don’t. My sponsor has other commitments this week, so we have agreed on next week. Stay tuned, and next week everyone who contributes to Travel Photo Thursday will have the opportunity to have their name thrown in the pot, and the chance to win a great prize.