Saturday, November 05, 2011

There's just something about Kyoto...

Kyoto Gosho
Kyoto Gosho (Kyoto Imperial Palace)
I can't believe it's November already! My apologies for disappearing yet again. These last couple of months have just completely slipped away from me! Sick for most of September plus a trip to Canada, and more recently a few days in Kyoto. Plus we're also in the midst of preparations, and the oh-so-fun bureaucracy involved with a big international move. It really has been a busy time but I feel bad that the blog has been so dormant lately. Sigh.

Kyoto Gosho
Garden on the grounds of Kyoto Gosho
Kyoto was wonderful as always though. There's just something special about Kyoto. Some places are fun to visit but once you've been, you feel that once is enough. Kyoto, however, is one of those places that you can visit over and over again. In my opinion anyway. The reason for the trip at the end of last month was because Bookfool and hubby decided to visit Japan while H and I are still here. I really wanted to visit Kyoto again before we left Japan so I was very happy to volunteer as their guide. As expected, while we were there, we saw some beautiful sights, ate some great food, and I'm already hoping that I'll get a chance to visit again someday!

Kyoto station

Note: I'll be posting more about Kyoto with more photos over the next while. And yes, I'm a little addicted to the "Dramatic Tone" [HDR] filter on my new camera but I promise they won't all be like that!

So what have you all been up to? I hope you had a great Halloween!
(And thanks for the birthday wishes last week!)



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12 comments:

  1. A strange time for you, you're leaving a part of your life behind which is sad, but starting up again somewhere else, which is exciting.

    Kyoto looks beautiful and I'd love to see more pictures.

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  2. I think we all understand. I'm glad to see that you're better and blogging again. I love the dramatic tone of your camera!

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  3. Kyoto looks absolutely gorgeous & loving the filter. Glad you're back

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  4. Ive always thought that its a shame that I didn't make it to Kyoto, looks beautiful

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  5. Moves are always big whether local or international! the photos of Kyoto are wonderful. Keep them rolling in.

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  6. Sorry to disagree, but I *much* prefer Nara. Kyoto has some beautiful temples, but many are plonked in an ugly city environment. Nara has had the good sense to keep modern and ancient separate.

    And there are deer running wild!

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  7. Most jealous of your trip and your time spent with the ever-lovely Bookfool. :DDD Keep the pics coming!

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  8. Well, you know what I've been up to. :) I spent most of the weekend sleeping. I think you wore me out! Gorgeous pictures! I don't know what exactly your filter does different from HDR, but I like it!

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  9. I agree with Andi. Very jealous of your trip and visit with Nancy!!

    And I love your new camera's HDR filter. Can't wait to see more!

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  10. I meant "different from MY camera's HDR." Wish I could see all of your photos!!!!

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  11. Omg I love Kyoto. I think it's one of my favorite places on earth.

    but lol @Tony those deer freaked me out!

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  12. That garden picture is absolutely gorgeous! I'm glad that you're moving into my time zone but I'll definitely miss the Japan photos!

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