Thursday, March 30, 2006

mundanity Posted by Picasa

Thursday, March 23, 2006

shapes Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

More Geisha, but in colors. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

That's it!

Thank you for sticking with me and my boring story.

19:27 -- Houkanji, oldest pagoda in Kyoto, taken with extremely worn out legs. Posted by Picasa

18:33 -- "Ran out of caption", skip. Posted by Picasa

18:26 -- Lanterns all lit up. Extremely crowded. Posted by Picasa

10:24 -- "Maiko", apprentice Geisha in Japanese. You could actually pay to be dressed up like one. Posted by Picasa

9:57 -- Walk. Oh, by the way, I just had my breakfast. Posted by Picasa

7:58 -- Alley. Posted by Picasa

7:56 -- Welcome to Higashiyama, Kyoto. Posted by Picasa

7:47 -- I just couldn't stop shooting these stoned streets. Posted by Picasa

7:36 -- Lantern. Totally unrelated, but I remember that I was quite hungry by then, but shops were still closed. Posted by Picasa

7:17 -- One of the many older streets of Higashiyama, Kyoto. Again, those stones are really pretty. Posted by Picasa

7:04 -- Passerby. Shops were still closed at this hour. Posted by Picasa

6:44 -- I love cobblestones!! To the left are some decorated statues of various Buddhas. Posted by Picasa

Monday, March 13, 2006

6:26 -- Kiyomizu temple, one of the main temples to be lit up. It was a little hazy in the morning. Posted by Picasa

6:15 -- It was still semi dark, not a single soul was on the street that would, 12 hours later, turn into a super crowded street. Lanterns were already lining up by the street, all ready for the night's lantern festival. Posted by Picasa

Kyoto Photo Story

I made it!!! It was a heck of a trip as I basically walked non-stop from 5:30 am till 10:00pm, except stopping for food/drink of course. Following this message are some photographs to tell the story. Blah.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

冬の七色。 Posted by Picasa

Saturday, March 04, 2006

~Stream, bridge, Fujisan~
A different composition. Posted by Picasa

Mt. Fuji taken from Oshinohakkai. Clouds were already creeping up around 1100. At around 1230, one could barely see Mt. Fuji. Posted by Picasa

The unexpected

I believe many of you will agree with me that there is at least one, if not many "unexpected's" in life. And one just happened to me.

So I was all excited and ready to visit Kyoto for the first time, with my full camera gear packed, heading to take the bus that will bring me away from Tokyo at t=2130.

2100 Arrived at the designated waiting place and waited for the bus
2110 Bus did not appear
2120 Bus still did not appear
2130 Got a call from the bus company
Bus left Tokyo without me

Great! There goes my carefully planned weekend. Turned out that I got confused with the waiting place, waited at the lobby of a hotel instead of the basement parking lot of the same hotel. I was so close, but being merely close simply doesn't do.

Life is full of the unexpected's.

To return the favor, I gave unexpected its share of unexpected.

Kyoto would have to wait till next weekend, while I woke up at 0400 and headed to Oshinomura (near Mt Fuji) this morning . Thanks to the unexpected, here are some shots from the trip. Enjoy.

Enough ranting for now. Did I say enjoy?

Beautiful Mt Fuji. Some snow last night made this scene much more appealing. Posted by Picasa

雪化粧 Posted by Picasa