According to legend, the Golden Rock is precariously perched on a strand of the Buddha's hair... Women are not allowed to pray by the rock, that I not cool.
D'après la légende, le Golden Rock, tient à peine perché sur un cheveu de Boudha... Les femmes ne sont pas autorisées à s'approcher du rocher, c'est pas cool.
Si hasta allá arribita se puede ir y es más o menos un cuartito de 1,5mx1,5m
Como está pegado a una roca lo mantiene intacto y eso es lo q hicieron los monjes taoístas para asegurarse de que se mantenga en el tiempo.
Adentro está un templo taoísta con todas sus imágenes y sus pruebas para la buena suerte, prosperidad y salud
Pagoda hecha totalmente de madera. La madera se mantiene tal cual la construyeron con algunas restauraciones. Ya que a través de los años era cubierta en su base por las aguas Del Río Yangtze cuando subían, por lo que decidieron hacer un muro con contención y prevalecerla.
Solo hay una vía, si decides subir los 175 escalones q se hacen más angostos cada vez, ya no puedes regresar. Sigues hasta salir por otro lado.
La vista del tope es increíble.
What is there to say about the people who raised you, who made you, who hear you and see you, who believe in your becoming because they've seen it from the start? Who know better than anyone that you will be alright, because you had it in you all along. The is an inadequacy of language there as there is in English for almost everything real.
Path to the Yasaka Pagoda.
Japanese architecture really walks the line between modern and traditional. They really understand and respect public spaces. There maybe a skyscraper next to you but they make a concerted effort of making their surroundings keep that traditional feel.
In a city like Kyoto, this must be a constant challenge. A sprawling urban city built on an ancient traditional town filled with temples and pagodas. The effort to preserve the cultural heritage must be an enormous undertaking; and that effort seems to be paying off!
The Yasaka shrine is right smack in the middle of the Gion district, only separated by a road that is 5 minutes walk from the Gion-shijo train station. In that distance, the skyline falls away from urban malls and shops to local homes and temples. It is such an amazing and beautiful place to walk through exploring the city.
I was late for the blue hour shot by about an hour, I has some work to finish that morning and got there really late. It took me about half an hour to find this spot.
There I was standing in the middle of a cobblestone paved road trying to frame up my photograph. Not realizing that it is an active road and cars often comes thorough, I setup a long exposure of 45 seconds. I quickly learned that this was a busy street even at night.
I got my background shot at f8, ISO 100 at 45 seconds and I wanted to add a subject to it. The Pagoda back there had lost all the details since there was no lights and I was late for the blue hour. So I decided to wait until someone walks through my frame casting a long shadow to create a leading line against the bright streetlight.
I layered the two images together and was pretty happy with the results.