Heian Shrine Gate From a New Perspective
Torii Gate of the Heian Shrine with the Mt. Yoshida hill visible just underneath Kyoto Japan 平安神宮の鳥居と吉田山 -- Rokusisui (六絲水) -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/160 sec, f/8, ISO 110 — map & image datanearby photos
Torii Gate of the Heian Shrine
with the Mt. Yoshida hill visible just underneath
Kyoto Japan
平安神宮の鳥居と吉田山

The shot above is from quite the different vantage point from normal. I've posted many views of the main gate of the Heian Shrine on my blog over the years, such as this shot more than eight years ago. My blog's proximity search of the area reveals many more.

After living here so long it's a challenge to find something fresh, so I was pleasantly surprised to find a new vantage point the other day when a new business opened up after a long year of building demolition and then new construction.

The new business, wedding venue Rokusisui (六絲水), held an open house for local folks. The photo above is from the 5th floor terrace that normally will be open only to the wedding party and their guests, so I was happy to have the opportunity to see it.

Heian Shrine the building at left can be seen better here -- Rokusisui (六絲水) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 105mm — 1/250 sec, f/8, ISO 110 — map & image datanearby photos
Heian Shrine
the building at left can be seen better here
Wider View with the National Museum of Modern Art at left, and the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art at right -- Rokusisui (六絲水) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/1600 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Wider View
with the National Museum of Modern Art at left, and the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art at right

The peak in far background to right of center is Mt Hiei, which I plan to hike up to next week as a repeat of last year's hike. The mountain on the far right is Mt. Daimonji, which I last hiked four years ago.

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That leading photo is great! I’m not satisfied by any of the photos I’ve taken of it, always being at ground level for the shots…

— comment by Nicolas on May 22nd, 2014 at 10:50pm JST (3 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Impressive gate! Do you happen to know what it is made of?

I’m pretty sure it’s concrete, at least the main legs. It’s about 90 years old. 10 years ago I met a lady in her late 90s who was a teenager when it was built. —Jeffrey

— comment by Tom in SF on May 22nd, 2014 at 11:27pm JST (3 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink
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