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12 Days in Kyoto “Temple”

Kyoto is a city of temples. By some claims more than 1600, mainly Buddhist and Shinto. Some are grand and expansive, others small, private and exclusive.  My initial experience (as limited as it was) was with a certain amount of levity, unable to understand the grandiosity of some of these sites and the bustle of the guests that walk their grounds. 
I climbed the steps to Kiyomizu-dera after photographing a cemetery after the first light coming over the eastern hills at daybreak. I feel a presence of being, quiet, contemplative…  And then a dozen school busses show up and the serenity of the moment changes, not really breaks, but changes. I regain my presence of the moment and continue from the gate toward the temple. After giving the schoolkids a wide berth I stop again, listening to the breeze in the leaves and enjoying the low angle of the morning light dancing through the trees. 
And then a guy comes out in jumpsuit and fires up a gas powered leaf blower. I quietly laugh to myself as I listen to what sounds like a 14 year trying to learn to drive a clutch in a Honda without a muffler.

For the love Pete, I’m in Kyoto. Aren’t all fall leaves suppose to be collected by monks with tweezers, blessed and then sent on their journey of transformation with love and grace?

And then it dawns on me, why there are all these temples. It’s where the Buddhist store their Koans. And I was lucky enough to have just experienced one of them.

#12daysinkyoto #kyoto #thinkstudios #japan #temple #zen #koan #kiyomizuderatemple

12 Days in Kyoto “Temple” Kyoto is a city of temples. By some claims more than 1600, mainly Buddhist and Shinto. Some are grand and expansive, others small, private and exclusive. My initial experience (as limited as it was) was with a certain amount of levity, unable to understand the grandiosity of some of these sites and the bustle of the guests that walk their grounds. I climbed the steps to Kiyomizu-dera after photographing a cemetery after the first light coming over the eastern hills at daybreak. I feel a presence of being, quiet, contemplative… And then a dozen school busses show up and the serenity of the moment changes, not really breaks, but changes. I regain my presence of the moment and continue from the gate toward the temple. After giving the schoolkids a wide berth I stop again, listening to the breeze in the leaves and enjoying the low angle of the morning light dancing through the trees. And then a guy comes out in jumpsuit and fires up a gas powered leaf blower. I quietly laugh to myself as I listen to what sounds like a 14 year trying to learn to drive a clutch in a Honda without a muffler. For the love Pete, I’m in Kyoto. Aren’t all fall leaves suppose to be collected by monks with tweezers, blessed and then sent on their journey of transformation with love and grace? And then it dawns on me, why there are all these temples. It’s where the Buddhist store their Koans. And I was lucky enough to have just experienced one of them.  #12daysinkyoto  #kyoto  #thinkstudios  #japan  #temple  #zen  #koan  #kiyomizuderatemple

Imaginez les premiers européens a découvrir l'ambiance des couloirs des temples d'Angkor Wat... Et vivez la un peu (je l'espère) par cette photo 😁
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#big_shotz_bw
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Imaginez les premiers européens a découvrir l'ambiance des couloirs des temples d'Angkor Wat... Et vivez la un peu (je l'espère) par cette photo 😁 . . .  #angkorwat  #angkor   #angkortemples   #angkorwattemple   #temple  #siemreap   #architecture   #ruine   #ruins   #ancientruins   #igerslille   #blackandwhite  #bnw_greatshots  #bnw_focus_on  #bnw  #black_and_white__life  #raw_bnw  #noiretblanc  #natgeotravel  #bnw_of_our_world  #photographyislife  #big_shotz_bw  #welivetoexplore   #moody   #moodygrams  #voyage  #travel

The famous Hanging Rock of Calverley Woods. Impressive, mystical and slightly dangerous, but I didn’t think so when dangling my legs over the edge because I’m an idiot!
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 #autumn #forrest #trolls #adventure #trees #tree_magic #pocket_trees #tree_brilliance #summer  #happy #colour #ig_bestshots #life #calverley #temple #woodlandtrust #woods #spruce #woodlandwalks #nature #nature_sultans #nature_brilliance #allnature #stonehege #hiking

The famous Hanging Rock of Calverley Woods. Impressive, mystical and slightly dangerous, but I didn’t think so when dangling my legs over the edge because I’m an idiot! _  #autumn  #forrest  #trolls  #adventure  #trees  #tree_magic  #pocket_trees  #tree_brilliance  #summer  #happy  #colour  #ig_bestshots  #life  #calverley  #temple  #woodlandtrust  #woods  #spruce  #woodlandwalks  #nature  #nature_sultans  #nature_brilliance  #allnature  #stonehege  #hiking

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