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    Sarusawa pond, Nara

    I left Kyoto at around 11 and headed over to Nara, about 45 mins train ride away. Couldn't check in to my hostel until later that afternoon so dumped my bag there and wandered around the town. This pond was more or less at the entrance to all the main sights - Nara Park ("deer park"), the five-storey pagoda and the rest. I sat here and had some lunch, watching the many turtles in the water.

    Explore #172

    Janey Kay, Toni_V, mistert2, and 20 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Janey Kay 64 months ago | reply

      Fabulous .. really a great piece of art!

    2. Toni_V 64 months ago | reply

      great capture !

    3. Cas Bork 64 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Japan Deluxe, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    4. Pablo Lopez Ortiz 64 months ago | reply

      Una gran foto , y ehroabuena por ese Explore! Saludos!

    5. sunsinger 64 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot! Nice place to spend some time while waiting, with the turtles and birds.

    6. r.AI (-) 64 months ago | reply

      Spectacular! Have a good weekend my friend!

    7. kjerrellimages (Kevin W. Jerrell) 64 months ago | reply

      An amazing image. Great shot!

    8. jcowboy 64 months ago | reply

      What a magical image of a grey heron (not a stork). It's called an
      アオサギ in Japanese. Spectacular light, color, detail and composition!
      Easy to see why it's your favorite shot of 2009!

      Mike in Okazaki, Aichi, Japan

      Seen in www.flickr.com/groups/yourbestshot2009/pool/

    9. veros222 63 months ago | reply

      Great capture, lovely colors.

      I Love This Shot
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    10. musicman67 62 months ago | reply

      The light on the water almost makes this look like a long exposure. Well captured.

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    11. tiffa130 48 months ago | reply

      wow! amazing photograph, well done

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