Outside the Konpukuji Temple
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17 -55 f/2.8 @ 44mm — 1 / 60 sec, f/2.8, ISO 250 — map & image data Walltop Tiles at the Konpukuji Temple, Kyoto Japan -- Copyright 2006 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 44mm — 1/60 sec, f/2.8, ISO 250 — map & image data
Walltop Tiles at the Konpukuji Temple, Kyoto Japan

There's got to be a name for the little roof that sits on top of a wall, but I don't know what it is. The wall here is next to the entrance to the Konpukuji Temple (金福寺). It's the first place that Nils and I went on our little trip the other day, and even the little garden just outside the enterance was really beautiful.

Here's a partial view of the garden, looking toward the enterance (with the subject of the first photo being just to the upper right of the enterance, obscured by some green leaves):

Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17 -55 f/2.8 @ 17mm — 1 / 250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image data Entry Garden to the Konpukuji Temple -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2006 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 17mm — 1/250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image data
Entry Garden to the Konpukuji Temple

When at the spot this photo was taken, looking directly left you find this gentleman:

Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17 -55 f/2.8 @ 45mm — 1 / 60 sec, f/2.8, ISO 160 — map & image data Caretaker at the Konpukuji Temple -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2006 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 45mm — 1/60 sec, f/2.8, ISO 160 — map & image data
Caretaker at the Konpukuji Temple

He sits ready to accept your 400-yen (US $3.50) enterance fee, and provides a paper with a bit of history about the place. (I should note that Nils kindly took care of the enterance fee for me — thanks!)

The temple was founded circa 865, and is most noted for two famous poets who spent time there: Basho Matsuo in 1670, and Yosa Buson about a hundred years later.

Oh, and it's noted for being really pretty in the fall, as tomorrow's pictures will show....


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