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A lot of the photos I took this year from around Disney World were downloaded straight to my computer and then remained untouched until now. Here are some of my favorite moments and images from Epcot.

Out of all the parks, I think I probably visit Epcot the most frequently. Most of my time in Epcot is spent walking around the World Showcase. And while it’s definitely not a replacement for going to the actual destinations, the country’s pavilions usually help satisfy my wanderlust a tiny bit.

Morocco

The architectural details and the trinkets in the shops are always fun to photograph.

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Germany

Again, the architecture is excellent in this country, and yet somehow I only ever bothered to take pictures of the outdoor train display. Priorities.

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Japan

This is my favorite country to visit because the shop is gigantic. I love the section that has gorgeous kitchen wares, and I also usually spend a fair amount of time in the Miyazaki corner, trying to decide if I need yet another Kiki’s Delivery Service journal or Spirited Away artwork.

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Italy

I usually walk right past Italy because the shop is tiny and doesn’t sell much more than perfume and some super expensive Venetian masks, but I did meet my grandparents for dinner one night at the pizza place there. Now every time I walk by Italy, my mouth waters for the mushroom pizza (hold the cheese) at Via Napoli.

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China

This is another pavilion that has a great shop. I’ve bought a few little figurines from there for my desk. China also has some great pop-up food stands during the Flower/Garden and Food/Wine festivals.

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England

The shop here used to be my go-to place to stock up on Marmite, but they stopped carrying it last year. I still stop here sometimes though because the bathrooms are conveniently located.

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Future World

While I usually spend most of my time at Epcot in the World Showcase, I did find a few shots I liked in Future World.

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Photography Experiment

And to end with something different, here’s the result of trying to replicate a technique I saw a photographer do on a wildlife website–he made the shutter speed a little bit longer and then zoomed with the lens as the photo was being captured, which gave the effect of making the rhino in his picture look very trippy.

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Yeah, I won’t quit my day job, but I had some fun messing around with my camera to take these.

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For more photos of Epcot, check out some of my other posts from this year:

Love, Elizabeth