Making my way to Matsue Castle, I pause for a moment at this quiet stretch of the outer wall in Matsue, Japan.
The fiery mane of this Chinese guardian lion makes it look especially fearsome, and a bit otherworldly, at its post inside the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.
Like a rook on a giant chessboard, the ancient astronomical observation tower Cheomseongdae stands out on Wolseong Park in Gyeongju, South Korea.
Showers, a rainbow, and a bakery across the street on the main road into Boquete, Panama.
In a region known as the center of Taoism, a giant tai chi symbol covers the middle of the town square in front of the Wudang Museum at Wudangshan, China.
Hiking through the countryside on the Kiso Valley Road, I pass by an orange tractor stopped next to a rice paddy near Tsumago, Japan.
Through a haze of smog, the Monument to the People’s Heroes stands over Tiananmen Square honoring China’s war veterans in Beijing, China.