Great genkan!! Nice one!
29 Nov 2011 7:22am
@Riccardo: This is actually the genkan of a Shinto shrine on the Imperial Palace grounds. The shrine has the romantic-sounding name of the White Cloud Shrine (白雲神社).
So much part of 'national identity' . . I dread to think what mine might be - if there is one !
29 Nov 2011 8:40am
@Ronnie 2¢: Funny you should mention it since my wife and I just yesterday enjoyed "high tea" at the Kyoto branch of Fortnum and Mason, and in the evening we listened to a recording of the choir of King's College Cambridge -- founded in the 13th century!! That is only part of a wonderful heritage. In fact, my wife and I want very much to go the Great Britain to savor its fantastic history and culture.
beautiful !! I love this one
29 Nov 2011 8:49am
@Veronique: Thank you for the visit and the encouraging comment. In fact I almost deleted this one but saved it at the last minute because I didn't have much else to post.
A wonderfully calm and serene composition GJC! There is a great sense of tradition and history in this simple shot! Well done! ;-)
29 Nov 2011 1:14pm
Simple yet elegent. Very nice!
29 Nov 2011 2:09pm
SO glad you did not delete this one! The elegant simplicity of composition, and the richness of the story it tells are so wonderful....This to me is a timeless image that makes me think of Centuries of tradition and culture! I just love it!
29 Nov 2011 2:46pm
@Tracy: Thanks so much. As you pointed out a little while ago on your blog, in going through photos in the process of deleting the [many!] duds, occasionally you find one that is worth saving or working with a little bit.
nice still live
29 Nov 2011 4:44pm
When life touches the inanimate. best…jf
29 Nov 2011 5:47pm
29 Nov 2011 8:04pm
I thought, at first glance, that it might be about a visit...but had no clue about IT being the genkan of a Shinto shrine. (And I totally agree with you two dreaming to visit U.K.! They have marvellous gardens!)
30 Nov 2011 11:01am
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