Zen - or the Art of Waiting - for Ages... (Explore)

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    Daitokuji is one of my favorite temple complexes in Japan. It’s a world of Zen temples and sublime gardens, consisting of 24 subtemples. Today, I’ve visited Ryogen-in, Obai-in, Zuiho-in and Koto-in.

    Koto-in was esstablished in 1601 at the behest of the famed military leader Hosokawa Tadaoki (1563-1645). It is one of the most popular subtemples, particularly in autumn. I waited for this picture, with no one on the path, for about 45 minutes...

    Sorry, today I won't comment any of your pictures. This hotel's internet connection is really trying. I've checked the cables, shut down and started up about three times, changed the pop-up blocker settings, ... anything my feminine intuition told me to do. To keep calm with this slow connection is some modern kind of Zen meditation.

    Explore #112 - thank you so much for your comments and faves!!!

    the-father, oobwoodman, Kim's Pics :), and 42 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. annelies schrasser 40 months ago | reply

      A wonderful series again and congrats on Explore!!

    2. Neil (Gone Camping) [deleted] 40 months ago | reply

      What a stunning set of shots. I love the bamboo hand railing and the path leading the eye to the back of the composition.

      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    3. E-photograpy [deleted] 40 months ago | reply

      C O M P L I M E N T I !!
      Vista in esplora
      30/ Novembre /2011 .
      ti invito a guardare il mio profilo
      F A N T A S T I C !!
      Seen in explore
      30/ November / 2011.
      Invite you to look at my profile

    4. Paul Scicluna 40 months ago | reply

      wonderful series....!!

    5. Jeka23 40 months ago | reply

      Beautiful Shot!

    6. ZX-6R 40 months ago | reply

      This is a very nice picture, I like it!

      I invite you to have a look at my stream. If you like my pictures, please fave or leave a comment ;)

      Via Today's Explore at #112 on Fluidr

    7. Le pot-ager "Je suis Charlie" 40 months ago | reply

      Seen on Explore,
      Congrats !

    8. Sprengben [why not get a friend] 40 months ago | reply

      Magnificient Photo, great how you did this! It really deserves Explore

    9. Luca Bobbiesi 40 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot!

    10. Dr. Ilia 40 months ago | reply

      nice capture!
      Your photo deserves another GOLD Color Photo Award trophy
      Color Photo Award - GOLD trophy
      Color Photo Award - GOLD

    11. Gertraud-Magdalena 40 months ago | reply

      Wundervolles Bild und ich freue mich mit dir, dass es in Explore gelandet ist (*-*).

    12. L I C H T B I L D E R 40 months ago | reply

      Du hast die Zen-Atmosphäre fantastisch eingefangen.

    13. Fresh Light 40 months ago | reply

      .. ..paradise shot....!

    14. Bivaa :) 40 months ago | reply

      brilliant landscape!

    15. Alesfra 40 months ago | reply

      Wonderful shot !

    16. I AM JONATHON [deleted] 40 months ago | reply

      Just beautiful:-)

    17. oceanchange 40 months ago | reply

      The whole set is like a travel guide. I'm going to refer to it before our next trip. In fact, we'd like you to come !!!!

    18. Fehlfokus 8 months ago | reply

      Great shot! The ZEN of patience shines through your brilliant photo :)

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