My Kyoto Summer: Another Rain Cloud, Another Beer/BBQ Feast
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Foreboding looking on while some parts of Kyoto get drenched large scrollable version below, or click through  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl,
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 28mm — 1/320 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos
looking on while some parts of Kyoto get drenched
large scrollable version below, or click through

Well, I don't mean to make this blog all about clouds, despite my prior post showing a raincloud panorama, just like this one, but I guess that's Kyoto's weather of late. (It's also on my list to follow up on “Pregnant Cloud Over Kyoto” with a sequence of that cloud dumping its water.)

Anyway, this evening I went to the last day of the all-you-can-feast Beer/BBQ before they shut down forever, more or less repeating the performance chronicled in last week's “Diary of Gluttonous Excess: Last Night’s Visit to the Kyoto Avanshell BBQ Beer Garden”.

It turns out, though, that they've pushed back the closing by a week, until Monday the 17th, so I'll go again next Sunday. The price drops from ¥3,500 to ¥2,500, making a stellar value 29% better.

Unless you're lucky enough to get a seat under the awning, you're exposed to the possibility of rain, and this evening it looked like we might get a squall coming through. Half an hour in, I snapped a quick 200° 11-photo panorama, with the far right edge aiming north, and south being fairly far to the left.

In the large version you get when you click through, to the south (leftish-edge) you can see Kyoto Tower, and immediately behind it an opaque rain curtain. You can also see rain in various places in the mountains.

Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl,
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However, we dodged a bullet; and it didn't start raining until not long after we left. Much yumminess was had by all.

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