Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, September 17, 2018

Koko-en Garden, Himeji

Next to Himeji Castle is a traditional Japanese garden, the Koko-en Garden (好古園). If you're there it's certainly worth the time.
As you'd expect it's beautiful, with waterfalls and shady trees.
Of course there are ponds.
There are a couple of indoor spaces too. There's something magical about wandering through a traditional garden like this in Japan.
After this we headed back to the bullet train, and finished the route to Osaka where we stayed for a couple of days. Lots more photos to come - I hope you're not bored with my vacation shots yet!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Himeji Castle Roof

For this week's Skywatch Friday post, here's a close-up of Himeji Castle's roof. Notice the impressive detail in every aspect of this amazing place, and the more modern lightning rod to keep it safe!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Himeji Castle Views

Finishing my Our World Tuesday series on Himeji Castle, here are some views from within. As you're climbing to the top you see many beautiful sights.
You can see closeups of the rooflines and statues.
At the top there's a commanding view of the city.
Finally, here's a close-up of the embankment on which the castle is built.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Cambridge 1979 (1)

Here's the start of a series of shots from Cambridge, where we spent a few weeks back in 1979, just before moving to the United States. I found a few slides from that time worth posting.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Another San Fran Beach Shot

We had some fresh snow on our local mountain over the weekend. But I didn't get any photos of it, so my Skywatch Friday shot is another leftover from a San Francisco beach.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Inside Himeji Castle

This week I'll show you the inside of Himeji Castle. It's beautifully kept, though mostly empty.
To help keep it in pristine condition, shoes aren't allowed in the building. That's fine by me as that's how we live anyway.
In a couple of places my ultra-wide fisheye lens was useful.
Next week I'll probably show you views from the top.
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