A “torii” is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the mundane to sacred. Image circa 1985.
We will now transition from Japan to other places in the world ……
A huge container ship moves through the Panama Canal …
…. and the gates close behind it.
Shutting the Gates
Once the ship is completely in the lock and gate is closed, the water level is reduced to match the other side. The other gate is then opened and the tugboats guide the ship from the Panama Canal onto open waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
A traditional town gate in Kayavarohan is ideal for framing a beautiful sunrise
Framing a Sunrise
Peeking over the gate to get a better view of the horizon with mountains and a cloud-filled sky
Looking Over the Gate