Walk to the Beach

I kind of already miss warmer weather (although it has reached 70 degrees in December already).  I am ready to get out on some more water, the river, lake, pond, ocean what ever I can. I enjoyed getting to the beach when I could this past year but it was mostly a quick stop as I was out that way for work. This was the beach access at 89th street at Virginia Beach. It was the last street and access before the base.

Taken with a Fuji GS645S at 45mm on Ektar 100 Film

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Honen-in Temple in Kyoto

Great little place up along the Higashiyama mountains that is off the philosophers path in eastern Kyoto. The temple is small but a pleasure to stop at. There are stairs to raise up into deep shade and the thatched gated entrance is nice. There are two mounds that sit right before you as you enter. They are supposedly to purify you as you enter. I was there in the afternoon and had to wait a long while before I could take this without anyone in the picture.

Taken with Bessa R4M with 21mm Color Skopar with Ektar Film

Love this place and so peacful to walk up to this temple to off the philosophers path.

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Temple buildings at Garan in Koya-san

Walking around Garan in Koya-san was great. There are some temple buildings there that were built in Kobo Daishi’s time (1200 years ago). We walked over to these buildings on the grounds that were west and not many people were there. It is in the shadow of the great pagoda there. great place t walk and relax.

Taken with Voigtlander Bessa R4M on Ektar filmimg167

Ektar Bamboo

Bamboo is here and there in Japan along with Ceder and Pine. You will find special walks through bamboo in Arashiyama and Sagano in Western Kyoto but this was taken at a temple in eastern Kyoto. Great temple, Kodai-ji has a lot to offer when visiting the Higashiyama area.

Taken with a Voigtlander Bessa R4M with a 21mm lens and Ektar Film
Bamboo at Temple