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A Shinkansen bullet train speeds by Mount Fuji. Services on the Tokaido Line linking Tokyo and Osaka began in 1964. The fastest trains now reach a maximum speed of 270 kilometers per hour and cover the distance between the two cities in 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Bullet Train on the New Tokaido Line

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Locquirec’s Harbour

Another postcard from beautiful Locquirec in my collection. It shows the Locquirec’s harbour at low tide.

Locquirec's Harbour

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Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto

Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) in Kyoto, Japan. Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion Temple) is the common nickname of the Rokuonji (Deer Garden Temple) Zen temple in Kyoto, Japan. The best known feature of the temple complex is the Golden Pavilion (kinka-ku) situated picturesquely in its garden. In accordance with the Shinden style of the Heian period, it stands at the edge of a lake. The three-story pavilion extends over the pond and is reflected in the calm waters, an image designed to suggest an existence somewhere between heaven and earth.

Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto

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The temple was oiginally built in 1397 as a retirement villa for Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. His son converted the building into a Zen temple. It was destroyed by fire several times during the Onin War. The current building only dates to 1955. The ancient original was burned to the ground in 1950 by a disgruntled priest. Today Kinkakuji is one of the most well-known temple in Japan.

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General View of Locquirec

General view of Locquirec in France: the village hall, the harbour and the church.

General View of Locquirec

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Beach in Calella, Spain

General view of the beach in Calella. Calella is a tourist town on the Costa del Maresme, 56 km from Barcelona, in Catalonia, Spain. Calella, the tourist capital of Costa del Maresme, has countless terraces, restaurants, and a bustling nightlife, which along with the beaches, constitute an attractive choice for anyone. Calella’s city centre stretches for three kilometres, between the golden beaches of the Mediterranean and the last spurs of Montnegre. This exceptional location makes it a first-class coastal destination.

Beach in Calella, Spain

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Numerous pedestrian streets invite a walk around the historic quarter, and the promenade shows Calella’s Mediterranean waterfront, leading the visitor into the area of the lighthouse. This seafaring building, which has become an emblem of the city, rises above a promontory that dominates the whole coastline.

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