A Different Wall at Kyoto’s Giouji Temple

Just because I'm in America doesn't mean that photos from Kyoto's stop, because I've got gazoodles of them waiting in the wings. I'd earlier thought I'd be able to use this trip to catch up on my Kyoto photos, not realizing the family photo opportunities that awaited us here (playing with a toy backhoe, a visit to a farm, a round of kid golf, or even my son wearing a sweater I wore when I was five years old).

Today I dip into my archives to last month's visit to Kyoto's Giouji Temple (祇王寺), to follow up on the post about its wall architecture. Here's a tall wall different from the others; I found its patterns fascinating...

Tall Wall at the Giouji Temple -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/80 sec, f/3.2, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Tall Wall at the Giouji Temple

It looks to be made of the thin bamboo branches that hold the leaves. I love the back and forth wave pattern toward the top.

Close Up -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm — 1/80 sec, f/3.2, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Close Up

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Mr.Friedl,

Thanks for creating this lovely website. I was in a student exchange program (Boston-Kyoto) about 4 years ago. I love the experience and missed the country as well. The pictures you post brings back alot of memories, so thank you. Have you been to the Osaka Kaiyukan aquarium? It’s beautiful and nothing like the ones in the state. You’re surrounded by sea life every where and you gradually walk down to each level. It’s very cool. You have a lovely family, BTW!

Oanh

— comment by Oanh on August 3rd, 2007 at 10:17am JST (10 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink
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