First Peek at the Shouseien Temple in Downtown Kyoto
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desktop background image of a nature scene at the Shoseien Temple (渉成園) in Kyoto, Japan  --  Lake-Viewing Room Shoseien Temple (渉成園) Downtown Kyoto, Japan  --  Shouseien Temple (渉成園)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Lake-Viewing Room
Shoseien Temple (渉成園)
Downtown Kyoto, Japan
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I went with a friend to the Shoseien Temple (渉成園) today, in downtown Kyoto Japan. It's a little osasis on what must have been the outskirt boonies of Kyoto 360 years ago when it was started, but now it's in the middle of the city, a short walk from Kyoto Station.

desktop background image of a nature scene at the Shoseien Temple (渉成園) in Kyoto, Japan  --  Bridge  --  Shouseien Temple (渉成園)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 280 — map & image datanearby photos
Bridge
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The Bridge is Rustic much like the rest of the place  --  Shouseien Temple (渉成園)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/500 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
The Bridge is Rustic
much like the rest of the place
desktop background image of a nature scene at the Shoseien Temple (渉成園) in Kyoto, Japan  --  Ducky needs no bridge  --  Shouseien Temple (渉成園)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Ducky
needs no bridge
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It's got quite a different vibe than your average temple; here, they embrace being rustic, but always with class. It's nice.

I haven't really looked at my photos yet, but I'm sure I'll post more once I do.

It must have been painful for the owners during the last 100 or so years as tall buidlings have sprung up all around...

Wider View of the lake-viewing room  --  Shouseien Temple (渉成園)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/320 sec, f/9, ISO 450 — map & image datanearby photos
Wider View
of the lake-viewing room
ɹǝʍoʇ oʇoʎʞ  --  Shouseien Temple (渉成園)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/500 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
ɹǝʍoʇ oʇoʎʞ

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I like the how “Lake Viewing Room” captures the way that the temple may have looked in its earlier days. And, thanks for including “Wider View” to give the contrasting modern perspective.

— comment by tom in SF on June 27th, 2012 at 11:36pm JST (5 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Kyoto tower?! 🙂 Thanks for putting a smile in my face by putting it upside down! Have a wonderful day 🙂

— comment by Pesc on June 28th, 2012 at 1:17am JST (5 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink
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