Perched atop cliffs in Sydney’s eastern suburbs and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Waverley Cemetery must be one of the most spectacularly located cemeteries anywhere in the world. It is noted for its ornate tombs, headstones and funerary sculpture – angels are particularly popular.
Notable Australians buried here include Australia’s first Prime Minister Edmund Barton, poet Henry Lawson and cricketer Victor Trumper.
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Also known as the Temple of the Golden Pavilion – for obvious reasons. The present pavilion is a modern one, dating from the 1950s, after the previous structure was burned down by a crazed monk. However, there has been a temple on the site since the 14th century AD.
These foxes or kitsune are messengers of Shinto deity Inari and offer good luck and protection against evil spirits.
Paper fortunes, found in Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples all over Japan.
The ornate facade illustrates the so-called Baroque Mestizo style of church architecture found in the Peruvian Andes.
Nuns still live and pray within its brightly coloured walls. Arequipa, Peru.