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This basilica is amazingly beautiful. From the moment you enter to the time you leave, you stand there with your jaw to the floor. Which also makes it so hard to photograph. I don’t think one single image could really do this place any justice. You really have to experience it for yourself.

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Right before you enter the Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo, you can’t help but notice this large pot full of incense and fire. But what’s even more interesting about it is that people stand all around it waving the smoke on to them. Under their hats, in their jackets, anywhere they can pat the smoke onto themselves; they’re all about it. After googling why they do it, I found out that they do it because they believe it’s “healing” and will help them become smarter.

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Obviously, not everyone was a fan of the smoke 😉

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I’ve never taken the time out to read what was on top of Lincoln’s head. I always knew there was some writing there, but I don’t I ever cared too much to read it.

Today was different. I was trying to find unique angles and wound up getting closer and closer to the Mr Lincoln. I loved how the memorial is called a temple. Somewhere for people to really reflect and appreciate on what he has done for our country. No better way to honor a great man than to build a massive memorial dedicated to him.