Aunt Jeannette In Kyoto
Aunt Jeannette in Kyoto Jeannette Cancillieri -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm — 1/800 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Aunt Jeannette in Kyoto
Jeannette Cancillieri

My Aunt Jeannette came to Kyoto this week with a tour group from The States. We're not related by blood, but by virtue of her having been friends with my folks since I was a kid. I don't think I'd met her since I was 10 or so, but I recognized her right away when I went to her hotel to touch base yesterday.

Anthony and I tagged along with her tour today. Anthony took to her easily, those friendly feelings perhaps eased along by the Fireman George gift she brought.


Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm — 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Aunt Jeannette, Anthony, and Fireman George in the Bus
Bustling Entrance to the Kiyomizu Temple -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 17mm — 1/160 sec, f/8, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Bustling Entrance to the Kiyomizu Temple
Adjusting Anthony's Tour Name Tag -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 18mm — 1/100 sec, f/4, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Adjusting Anthony's Tour Name Tag
Watching Me Snap a Self Portrait (I'm wearing a yellow shirt) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm — 1/350 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Watching Me Snap a Self Portrait
(I'm wearing a yellow shirt)

Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm — 1/200 sec, f/4.5, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Anthony, Aunt Jeannette, and a Tour Guide Waving
Same Steps As Above They're now at the bottom, on the left. -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 17mm — 1/500 sec, f/4.5, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Same Steps As Above
They're now at the bottom, on the left.
Heading Back to the Bus -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm — 1/640 sec, f/4.5, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Heading Back to the Bus
Outside the Sanjusangendo Temple The building is old (741 years) and long (130 meters) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm — 1/800 sec, f/2.8, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Outside the Sanjusangendo Temple
The building is old (741 years) and long (130 meters)
Strolling in Gion On the same little street featured in two cherry-blossom posts this spring. -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 19mm — 1/200 sec, f/8, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Strolling in Gion
On the same little street featured in two cherry-blossom posts this spring.
Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 50mm — 1/80 sec, f/6.3, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Enjoying Shamisen , Rice Crackers, and Tea at a tea house in Gion. -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 17mm — 1/15 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Enjoying Shamisen, Rice Crackers, and Tea
at a tea house in Gion.

I had a “snuggle chat” with Anthony this evening. Lately, when it's my turn to put him down for the night, we lie in bed with the lights off and chat. It's nice, because not having any toys to draw away his attention, he says more about his feelings and what he's thinking. This evening, he said (and I quote, word for word) in a warm voice “I enjoyed riding the bus and looking at old buildings with Aunt Jeannette today. I really enjoyed that.”

Upon hearing this, I'm not sure which reaction I felt more strongly, warmth due to the sentiment, or pride due to the perfect, adult grammar. It was a wonderful way to end a wonderful day.


All 5 comments so far, oldest first...

What a nice heartwarming post! And you’re right, Aunt Jeannette looks the same as she did when I met her nearly forty years ago. I really should hold that against her, but I don’t. Just wish I was so lucky in that regard. Anthony is really stretching up. Wonder if he’ll be as tall as his father someday? George doesn’t seem to age either, though I didn’t realize he was a fireman too. Amazing, both that he is, and that Aunt Jeannette knew that. Glad that you’re having a great time. I would find all those steps too much, I’m afraid.

— comment by Grandma Friedl on June 3rd, 2007 at 11:52pm JST (10 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

YES!!! We are having a great time!! And ALL those steps up and down to the temples and shrines were in lieu of my fitness center workouts!!

And Marci—I will get a scooter picture yet!!

Sayonara.

Aunt Jeannette

— comment by Aunt Jeannette on June 4th, 2007 at 6:29am JST (10 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Wow! Scooter or no scooter, you’ve made the Big Time now, Aunt Jeannette – Major billing on Jeffrey’s blog! You look great – I hope you’re having as great a time as it looks!

— comment by Marcina Kreta on June 5th, 2007 at 2:02am JST (10 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

I have determined that living in Japan is giving you an unfair edge on amazing/historic/beautiful photos. Its just not fair to the rest of the photography world. Especially those that live in a very flat region of a country that is newer than the bricks in your photographs. You will be getting a cease-and-desist letter from photography soon. Frankly, I have to admit to the edge the location gives, but that’s only because I lack the skill required to make amazing images on my own. A good photographer beats a good location any day, I think. —Jeffrey

— comment by krister on June 6th, 2007 at 3:22pm JST (10 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Jeffrey, I find myself going to your blog every few days. It makes up some for only visiting Japan once a year. I have become a fan of your blog and your photos and enjoy seeing your handsome son’s adventures. As I bring small groups on garden tours to Japan, I appreciate finding out about new places in Kyoto that you visit. Next year I am bring folks from Seattle Hardy fern society and British Pteridological society. Your photos into the forest north of Kiyomizudera when you mentioned ferns got me started as a follower. We might take that hike next year.

— comment by Marilyn Tsuchiya on April 21st, 2013 at 12:03am JST (4 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink
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