On The Path To Daimonji: Where the City Ends

Dipping into the archives, here are some photos from almost exactly two years ago, near where the city butts up against Mt. Daimonji, where developed land ends and one of the paths up to Daimonji starts.

Still in the city part, at this time of year you get some nice colors...

Pretty House -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2006 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 28 mm — 1/250 sec, f/10, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Pretty House

The distinctively-maintained shrubs in front of the house appeared on my blog once before, here, and some of the photos on this Kyoto Fall-Color Preview from last year were taken in this immediate vicinity, as were some on this different Kyoto Fall-Color Preview.

Continuing on toward the mountain, once the houses stop, it's an odd area for a while that feels a bit “no man's land”, before becoming a normal mountain hiking path. Here's what you see upon leaving the “city” part...

Danger “Females Walking Alone Not Encouraged” -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2006 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 17 mm — 1/125 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Danger
“Females Walking Alone Not Encouraged”

The literal translation of the sign is “Let's all cease (being) women walking alone.” This “Let's all cease...” construction is quite common, such as “Let's all cease littering”, and often amuses me. It (the literal translation) is particularly amusing for me here because it's quite inclusive in a way biology does not allow for. Of course, the problem/amusement here is the translation, not the Japanese itself. English, too, has all kinds of idioms that are pretty silly when dissected.

The immediate area after the city ends has a small temple of some sort, and a few other random buildings, all in various states of ill repair....

Looking Down from the Path a small shrine or temple of some sort -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2006 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 17 mm — 1/30 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Looking Down from the Path
a small shrine or temple of some sort
Looking Up there's a building of some sort at the top of that big rock -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2006 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 35 mm — 1/15 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Looking Up
there's a building of some sort at the top of that big rock
Cave of some sort -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2006 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 18 mm — 1/45 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Cave
of some sort
Stove That's Seen Better Days -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2006 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 31 mm — 1/13 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Stove That's Seen Better Days
“No. 2” -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2006 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 23 mm — 1/13 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
“No. 2”

Somewhere along the line, you see this quaint hand-painted sign...

U-Turn can be done 50 Meters Ahead -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2006 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 50 mm — 1/200 sec, f/5, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
U-Turn
can be done
50 Meters Ahead

If you take the path that dives into the mountain, it'll bring you to the top of Mt. Daimonji, from which you can then take a path back down a bit to the Daimonij Fire Pits. The fire pids are just 400 meters from here, but that's as the crow flys. Hiking, it'll take about an hour.

I was on my scooter On this particular outing, just checking out the fall colors. Turning around and returning, once leaving the treecover you're greeted with a nice view of the city, and that pretty house...

Looking Back Toward Kyoto the view is more sweeping than this, but nearby utility poles ruin the rest -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2006 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 55 mm — 1/3000 sec, f/4, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Looking Back Toward Kyoto
the view is more sweeping than this, but nearby utility poles ruin the rest
Nice Landscaping -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2006 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 38 mm — 1/160 sec, f/10, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Nice Landscaping

All 3 comments so far, oldest first...

Whoever trims those yews (or whatever the shrubbery is) has not only a good eye, but good balance. Hope he has good insurance too. He certainly does a neat job.

— comment by Grandma Friedl on November 27th, 2008 at 7:25am JST (9 years ago) comment permalink

I always get kinda mad when I see those “Hey women, don’t walk alone!” signs. Seems like they should read, “Hey scumbags, stop attacking women!” instead.

— comment by Zachawry on November 27th, 2008 at 3:59pm JST (9 years ago) comment permalink

Great set of images today and yesterday. Lovely. There is such a sense of history and mystery there.

— comment by Beau Harbin on November 29th, 2008 at 12:49am JST (9 years ago) comment permalink
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