Featuring Our World : Tombori River Walk

Featuring Our World (Post#23) : Tombori River Walk

Photos of the day are all about Tombori River Walk. In every part of the city that I visited, there is a common place where it’s always charming and where people love to go. Whether the river is natural or man-made, a tourist spot located beside the river (whether its shopping or food district) will be born, it definitely become a hotspot both for locals and visitors. Tombori River Walk is no different.  During my walk in Dotonbori, there is one thing that I really like, the walkway beside the river. The famous and most populous Tombori River Walk portion can be found between Ebisu Bridge and Tazaemon Bridge. But I can see that river walk does not only lies between the said two bridges but the city has more plan beyond it. At the time of visit, there are still constructions going on beside the river walk extension. As per my observation, Tombori River Walk idea may starts from Minatomachi River Place up to Nihon Bridge. If all the buildings and structures beside the river between this place will be renovated and converted to commercial spaces such as shopping stores and restaurants, it will be a great place for a complete Tombori River Walk that can be enjoyed while strolling beside Dotonbori River. These photos are part of Osaka Tour last May 2017.

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Dotonbori River with Canal Terrace Horie (Left) and Minatomachi River Place (Right)

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Canal Terrace Horie

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Walkway under Daikoku Bridge

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Dotonbori River with Shin-Ebisu Bridge and Dotombori Bridge from Daikoku Bridge

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Dotombori-bashi

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Namba Hatch, Daikoku Bridge, Hanshin Expressway (road at the top) and Dotonbori River from Shin-Ebisu Bridge

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Namba Hatch, Daikoku Bridge, Hanshin Expressway (road at the top), Shin-Ebisu Bridge and Dotonbori River from Dotombori-bashi

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At Ebisu Bridge looking towards Tombori Walk River with Tazaemon Bridge

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At Tomori River Cruise Boarding Point and Tazaeomon Bridge

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Tazaeomon Bridge coming from Aiai Bridge

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On the way to Nihon Bridge

 

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Towards Aiai Bridge

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At Tombori River Walk

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Tombori River Cruise Boarding Point

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On the way to Ebisu Bridge

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People watching entertainment along Tombori River Walk

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Canal Terrace Horie

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Canal Terrace Horie and Namba Hatch (Minatomachi River Place)

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Shin-Ebisu Bridge

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With Ebisu Bridge

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At Tombori River Cruise Boarding Point and Tombori River Walk

Notes : 
Photo : Dotonbori, Tombori River Walk
Location : Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0071, Japan
Directions / Transportation :
1. For trains, there are four Namba Stations where different train lines stops near Namba Hatch.
a. Take Yamatoji Line for JR Namba Station or
b. Take Hanshin-Namba or Kintetsu Limited Express or Kintetsu-Nara Line for Osaka-Namba Station or
c. Take Modosuji Line or Sen-Nichimae Line or Yotsubashi Line (all subway lines) for Namba Station or
d. Take Nankai Line or Nankai-Koya Line or Nankain Limited Express for Namba Station
2. From different station, follow the walking path towards Dotonbori
3. For official access link, please refer here.
Official Website : Tombori River WalkDotonbori

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Featuring Our World : Keelung Harbor (Port of Keelung)

Featuring Our World (Post#22) : Keelung Harbor (Port of Keelung)

Photos of the day are all about Keelung Harbor, which is the only international harbor of Taiwan. It is also called as Port of Keelung and currently holds 7th Busiest Cargo Port in the World. Along with that, Keelung City develop coincided with the harbor. But because it is surrounded by mountains and has limited lands for development, its progress were contained in the harbor that supports the livelihood of the people in the city. Developments were related to seaport that is why I can say the harbor is most likely the city center of Keelung where majority of its economy depends on. These photos are part of Keelung City Tour last August 2017.

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Port of Keelung Scenery from Keelung Station (Maritime Plaza) Bus Stop

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Near Keelung Station (Maritime Plaza) Bus Stop Observation Platform

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Keelung Station South (left) with Yangming Marine Culture and Art Museum (right)

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Yangming Marine Culture and Art Museum (left building) and beside it is City Bus Terminal

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Along Zhongyi Road with Boat Marina Harbourside Leisure Hall (right building)

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Keelung Station South

Notes :
Photo : Harbor, Keelung Harbor, Port of Keelung, port
Location : Zhong 1st Rd., Ren’ai Dist., Keelung City
Directions / Transportation :
a. From Taipei Main Station, take TRA train to Keelung Station. TRA Train website here.
b. Please visit the access link to the harbor here.
Website : Keelung Harbor

Featuring Our World : Hyden Rock

Featuring Our World (Post#21) : Hyden Rock

Photos of the day are all about Hyden Rock where the famous Wave Rock can be found. Wave Rock is the main feature of Hyden Rock but one of the activity to appreciate Hyden Rock is to trek itself like climbing a hill. Well Hyden Rock is considered as hill. And when reaching the top, a beautiful scenery of landscapes that surrounds the rock can be seen. Lake Magic is one of the existing lakes that can be seen from the top. And the salt lakes remnants (seen as white areas in the photos) as the area were known to be part of ancient river system. Hyden Dam can also found within Hyden Rock and visible at the top of the rock where its water are collected during rainy season through catchment walls from the two main domes. These photos are part of Wheatbelt Region Tour October 2016.

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Hyden Dam

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Catchment Walls

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Chain of salt lakes (dried white land) and Lake Magic (largest lake in some photos)

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At the top of Hyden Rock and landscape scenery from it

Notes :
Photo : Hyden Rock Top Scenery, landscape
Location : Hyden WA 6359, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth or
2. Drive towards Hyden WA 6359, Australia
Official Website : Hyden Rock Walk

Featuring Our World : Margaret River

Featuring Our World (Post#20) : Margaret River

Photos of the day are all about Margaret River town. It was the second to the last destination we had in the tour before we call it for the day. It was a short visit to a small town located in the Southwest of Western Australia wherein it was a chance for us to see, to explore and to shop around the town. It is a nice place as it still feels like a country town. The name of the town, thought to be came from a  cousin of John Garreth Bussell (founder of Busselton) named Margaret Whicher. These photos are part of Margaret River (Western Australia) Region Tour October 2016.

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Margaret River Gallery

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Target (Department Store)

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Margaret River Central

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Margaret River Visitor Centre

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Margaret River Hotel

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Along Bussell Highway

Notes :
Photo : town, streets, Bussell Highway, Margaret River town
Location : Bussell Highway, Magaret River, WA, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth or
2. Take bus from Transwa Bay East Perth to Charles West Avenue or
3. Take Transwa Train from Perth Station to Bunbury Passenger Terminal. Then, take Pemberton Bus to Charles West Avenue
4. Take Transperth Train from Underground Perth Station to Mandurah Station, then take Pemberton Bus to Charles West Avenue
Official Website : Margaret River

 

Featuring Our World : Willie Creek

Featuring Our World (Post#19) : Willie Creek

Photos of the day are all about Willie Creek. Willie Creek is where culturing pearl is happening. The Pinctada Maxima Oyster are transported in the creek as the site provides pristine water off the coast. The said oyster thrive in a nutrient rich waters. The Oyster are suspended in panels and put back several meters under the water. Then, these oysters are cleaned from marine organisms and being x-rayed to make sure the pearl development. During the visit, we had experience a lecture in the boat about the life of pearl shells while exploring the Willie Creek which even myself fell in love with the place and I thought that Pinctada Maxima Oysters has beautiful home for a limited time in the said place. These photos are part of Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : Willie Creek, Creek, Pearl Farm
Location : Willie Creek Rd, Broome WA 6725, Australia
Transportation : Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour
Official Website : Willie Creek Pearl Farm

Featuring Our World : Cable Beach – One of the Stunning Beaches in the World

Featuring Our World (Post#18) : Cable Beach – One of the Stunning Beaches in the World

Photos of the day are all about Cable Beach. It is a famous beach not only in Broome, but in Australia and to the world. It is the longest beach that I reached up to date. It is 22 km beach facing eastern Indian Ocean. And its name is historical because it came from the telegraph cable laid between Broome and Java in 1889 that made the town connected to the world. I visited the beach twice during sunset, it’s a perfect place to just relax and enjoy the fascinating sunset view. People enjoy the beach by swimming but be mindful on the signs if its closed due to stinger and crocodiles. These photos are part of Broome Sightseeing Tour October 2016.

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Southern part of Cable Beach near Gantheaume Point

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Northern part of Cable Beach where most people visited the area due to its proximity to hotels and accommodations and availability of restaurants and camel rides. Captured during Broome Walks after Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour.

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Notes :
Photo : Popular Beach
Location : Western Australia, Australia
Transportation : Town Bus Service, Broome Cycles, Car HireBroome Taxis
Link : Cable Beach

Featuring Our World : Broome Town Beach

Featuring Our World (Post#17) : Broome Town Beach

Photos of the day are all about Town Beach of Broome which located at the east side of the town facing Roebuck Bay. It is a small beach but has facilities such as water park, public toilets and cafe. At the time of my visit, it was a beautiful day when I saw local volunteers  cleaning up the beach by picking up and collecting rubbish around the shore. The beach considered to be a toddlers playground with lots of history. I like the ambiance of the beach while I was taking photos of its surrounding. I can say its a beautiful place to chill and relax. I recommend it to all visitors if happened to be in Broome to spend sometime in this beach. Visitors can just walk around, sit and watch the bay, or swimming but always check if its safe to swim before or during the visit. These photos are part of 2 Days Broome and Surround Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : Beach
Location : 90 Robinson St, Broome WA 6725, Australia
Transportation : Town Bus Service, Broome Cycles, Car HireBroome Taxis
Website : Town Beach

 

 

Featuring Our World : Derby Wharf

Featuring Our World (Post#16) : Derby Wharf

We felt ecstatic when we were already taking sealed road, we just finished the last part of dirt track of Derby-Gibb River Road. It means one thing, we were near in one of the town that has over 2000 population in Kimberley. It made us felt a bit that we were away from wilderness of Kimberley. We stopped in Derby so that the group can had one last time to lunch all together. We stayed in the park and had cooked and prepared our food at Centenary Pavilion where we witnessed the Community Mosaic Tile Floor which symbolizes one way to celebrate the achievements of the state and nation in 100 years since Federation. And I did a bit of walk near Derby Wharf where it is said that its port receives the highest tides in any port of Australia, that’s why the jetty stands so high. These photos are part of Day 9 (Tunnel Creek, Derby and Broome) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.

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Featuring Our World : Tunnel Creek

Featuring Our World (Post#15) : Tunnel Creek

Tunnel Creek is a national park wherein its major attractions is an ancient natural cave where Tunnel Creek flows into it that cuts and shapes the cave. Coming inside the cave gave visitors a chance to see the wonders of the cave and the sacred aboriginal arts which photography is prohibited, to witness bats in their natural habitat and hideout, to enjoy crossing the cold water of permanent pools and to spot freshwater crocodiles which harmless when undisturbed. These photos are part of Day 9 (Tunnel Creek, Derby and Broome) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.

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Featuring Our World : Windjana Gorge and Lennard River

Featuring Our World (Post#14) : Windjana Gorge and Lennard River

Windjana Gorge for me has its own unique beauty. I love the surroundings. I just thought that the dry land area where we sit at that time to observed the “Freshies” (Freshwater Crocs) and to watch fruit-bats most likely under the water during wet season. And it was another amazing environment to see the crocs in their natural habitat which is the Lennard River and the surroundings of the gorge itself. The gorge is made out on Napier Range because of the Lennard River, as per study, the whole place was under the ocean 300 million years ago. I can’t comprehend how long was that. These photos are part of Day 8 (Bell Gorge and Windjana Gorge) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.

 

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Featuring Our World : Manning Gorge

Featuring Our World (Post#13) : Manning Gorge

After a long walk towards the Manning Gorge, though we had a bit of rough walk in reaching it, it was worth the effort to be in the said place. Sometimes they call the place Manning Gorge waterhole or Manning Gorge Waterfalls. Because its dry season, the was a little bit of falls that can be seen in the gorge. When I saw where we were, I felt like we found a paradise because of its natural settings, the surrounding areas, the rocks astray in the ground, the walls in between that made the waterhole like it was a river in some part of the gorge. I was really amazed and enthusiastic that I got a chance to be there. These photos are part of Day 7 (Manning Gorge) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.

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Featuring Our World : Manning Creek

Featuring Our World (Post#12) : Manning Creek

Though we were in Gibb River Roads for hours, reaching Manning Camp was indeed a relief to all of us. And aside from basic facilities that the camp is offering, it has nearby Manning Creek that helped to immediately alleviate the heat that we felt while we were on our way to the camp. And we had enjoyed this creek as there were colourful and small fishes to be found even at the shallow area. These photos are part of Day 6 (Manning Gorge) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.

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Photos from trail towards Manning Gorge

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Featuring Our World : Emma Gorge

Featuring Our World (Post#11) : Emma Gorge

Staying in El Questro Station, there are lots of things can be done, but I knew that even that is the case, there are specific places that our group can go to and I was glad aside from Zebedee Springs, we went to Emma Gorge where we drove few minutes from the station. I love Emma Gorge even though the activities involved has swimming. I like the rocky trail we trekked towards the falls. And after the hike, all just wanted to plunge into the waterhole but be warned its water is cold. These photos are part of Day 6 (El Questro Station) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.

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Featuring Our World : Red Escarpment of Judbarra

Featuring Our World (Post#10) : Red Escarpment of Judbarra

Another thing to appreciate within Judbarra (Gregory) National Park from the ground are the red color of its escarpment where the richness of aboriginal arts in the rocks can be found. Ridges itself offers photographic scenery for visitors. These photos are part of Day 2 (Judbarra/Lake Argyle) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour Oct 2016.

 

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Featuring Our World : Wangi Falls

Featuring Our World (Post#9) : Wangi Falls

One of the popular falls within Litchfield National Park because of its accessibility from the sealed road is Wangi Falls.  It is a segmented falls which visible of having separate water flows for its descends. Most of the time is it open year-round but always be mindful if swimming is allowed for the day because there are some crocodiles seen on its plunge pool specially during wet season or after heavy rain. These photos are part of Litchfield National Park Tour Photo Collection September 2016.

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Featuring Our World : Centennial Olympic Park

Featuring Our World (Post#8) : Centennial Olympic Park

Coming from Pemberton Place, I only need to cross Baker St NW to be able to reach Centennial Olympic Park. And one thing that I enjoyed aside from the things that it offers within the park, was the chance to see a bit of skyline of Atlanta. Even though it was not the complete skyline but because of huge open space in the park, all the buildings that surrounds it made the park a beautiful spot for taking photos of the city. These photos are part of Atlanta Walks Photo Collection November 2015.

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Featuring Our World : Pagat Point

Featuring Our World (Post#7) : Pagat Point

Once we reached the Pagat Point, I fall in love with the place. I remembered what I saw when we stopped a bit in Yigo in the middle of Buggy Off-Road adventure. If the scenery of the coast from the top is amazing the scenery of the coast up close are more than that. The clear ocean water and the waves that strikes the coastal cliff seems to be one of a kind. The way I looked at my surroundings, I thought I was in another world or another planet as for me it was additional paradise that I witnessed. And the uniqueness added to the place are the limestones formed around the area. These photos are part of Guam Adventure Photo Collection April 2017.

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Featuring Our World : Eternal Spring Shrine (Changchun Shrine)

Featuring Our World (Post#6) : Eternal Spring Shrine (Changchun Shrine)

The last stop we did while touring Taroko Gorge National Park was Eternal Spring Shrine or Changchun Shrine. An ancestral shrine of Eternal, Long or Spring. One of the picturesque point in the park. The architectural style of the shrine was after famous Tang Dynasty Temple. It commemorates the memory of 225 veterans who died constructing the highway. The spring water pouring beside it is called Changchun Falls. These photos are part of Taiwan Experimental Travel Adventure Photo Collection January 2017.

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Featuring Our World : Ximending – First Pedestrian Area in Taipei and Largest in Taiwan

Featuring Our World (Post#5) : Ximending

The first place that I explored when I arrived in Taipei was Ximending because it is walk-able from the accommodation that I stayed in the city and to immerse myself immediately that I was in Taiwan as market is one of the signature tourism of the country. At first, I was not really sure of going to the area because I don’t really shop when I travel except during the last day of the trip and yet I decided to do it to see it. After visiting the place, I find it enjoyable to just walk in Ximending.

One thing to note, the well-known Ximending Pedestrian Area was the first pedestrian area built in Taipei and is the largest in Taiwan.

These photos are part of Taiwan Experimental Travel Adventure Photo Collection January 2017.

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Featuring Our World : Lake St Clair

Featuring Our World (Post#4) : Lake St Clair

One of the itinerary in the first day tour in Tasmania was having lunch near the Australia’s deepest fresh water lake which is Lake St Clair. When I saw the lake, it was truly a peaceful lake, a relaxing scenery to enjoy. These photos are part of Tasmania Adventure Photo Collection June 2013.

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