Where in the World are Paddy and Plunkett?

Hello everyone! Wow, it’s been a busy week for me… So it was such a relief to find out that Plunkett had been messing around with photos on the computer again. Thanks Plunkett, you’ve saved Tuesday’s blog post!

He and Paddy thought it might be fun to place themselves somewhere far-flung and interesting, and see if anyone can figure out where they might be. So, come on down and join us for the very first episode of…

Where in the World are Paddy and Plunkett?

At the suggestion of Shirley from Handmade Habit, we’re heading to east Asia for this debut adventure. Thanks, Shirley! Now, no more clues… Are we ready?

Well, this is very nice.

Boys on Tour - Where are Paddy and Plunkett? CrawCrafts Beasties
I’d like to go here myself… Oh, wait a sec! I did!

Clearly Plunkett has got his paws into my old holiday snaps. Here are a few more visual clues to help you figure out where exactly the boys might be.
Where are P&P 1 - Paddy and Plunkett - CrawCrafts BeastiesYou’d hardly believe you’re in the heart of one of the biggest and busiest cities in the world here. This temple is set in a park of tall old trees and shady bamboo groves, and it’s possible to grab a quiet moment or two to yourself there, as you can see.

I also really loved the craftsmanship of the building’s details… Check out that beautiful door in the top right photo!

Where are P&P 2 - CrawCrafts BeastiesThe temple is dedicated to a former ruler of the country where it’s situated, and celebrated its 100th birthday last year. It’s not just a tourist attraction either… The locals love it too! Many (and from what I can see, that numbers in the millions) choose to come here for the first prayers of the new year, making it the most popular shrine in the country.

And now all YOU have to do is to figure out the country, the city and the name of the temple! Have a guess in the comments… And let us know where you think the boys should visit next!

18 thoughts on “Where in the World are Paddy and Plunkett?

  1. Wait a minute…are they in Tokyo at the Meiji Jingu Shrine?? If so, that’s kind of creepy because just last week I watched a PBS show that had one segment at the shrine. If not, well, I’ve been wrong before : )

    1. Wow, someone was paying attention! *Spoiler alert* You win, Tammie! Good ol’ PBS. Hope you’re not so freaked out that you can’t enjoy your victory 😂

        1. Ummm… Let me get back to you on that one 😬
          *Starts frantically looking for phone number of Beastie legal team*

        2. Possibly… Either that or he’s making himself some festive streamers out of your most important paperwork 😬

  2. A spectacular destination — what a great photo of the gnarly tree roots! I like that the lantern has its own rooftop. Going from the description, I’ll guess that P&P are in Tokyo, Japan — but no idea about the specific shrine/name. I look forward to hearing more about this beautiful place!

    1. That’s some good detective work there, Shirley! If you scroll down through the other comments you’ll have your answer… And this place is definitely worth a visit when you can travel again, especially if you go there in the late afternoon/early evening. I loved walking past those lanterns just as they came on! Thanks for travelling with us 😊

      1. Ah, I see! This sounds like a really beautiful and fascinating place — I’m intrigued by the history, and like the idea of such a beautiful space being built in the heart of Tokyo. Yes, until travel resumes, I’ll enjoy vicariously through the Beasties (hoping they’re aren’t jet lagging after all that teleporting around). 😆 Thanks for sharing this, Helen!

        1. Hahaha! No worries there… Although if he keeps this up Plunkett might get square eyes from looking at the screen too long 😆

    1. Ah thanks! I should probably do some more… Been a bit of a bad blogger these last few weeks! Cheers for popping in 😁

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