The Golden Pavilion, or Kinkaku-ji for my new Japanese friends

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    This is one of the most famous temples in Kyoto, so of course I had to go. It's sort of like going to the Eiffel Tower in Paris or Rudy's BBQ in Austin.

    It was originally built back in 1397 and has been destroyed and rebuilt several times. The building itself is as meticulous as the gardens around it. The Japanese really know how to tend a garden! There was a fleet of workers all over the grounds, sweeping up and rearranging little bits here and there. It was all very quaint and wonderful.

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    1. upanddownhill 55 months ago | reply

      got to enjoy this one, mystical, great composition, just a pleasure to look at

    2. A.S.Y.R.A.F 55 months ago | reply

      what an amazing piece of're the man in HDR...thanks for sharing...

    3. ABeautifulMess2012 55 months ago | reply

      i love this pic sooo much!

    4. Apogee Photography 55 months ago | reply

      Such a serene shot! The reflections are really nice!

    5. th3sly 54 months ago | reply

      amazing picture. you're a great talent

    6. evy2010 53 months ago | reply

      beautiful picture!

    7. JazzLuv Photography 52 months ago | reply

      Great shot of Kinkaku-ji...Kyoto was one of my favorites when I visited Japan this past Novemeber.

    8. Jonathan Nock the First 52 months ago | reply

      not fair... you had a nice camera AND a sunny day for this shot. My XSI hates me when i dont use a tripod :P

    9. Madgod from china beijing and age: 23 51 months ago | reply


    10. crazydude713 40 months ago | reply

      Very good, thank you for
      adding to The MAGIC EYE

      I love this image!
      The MAGIC EYE - Post 1 / Award 3

    11. Pan.101 35 months ago | reply

      Art work,Brilliantly done !

    12. Officer Phil 21 months ago | reply

      I have modified this photo into a "virtual realty" format. You can see it at:



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