Week 17.1: Kyoto

Kyoto … I spent a week there with ML, and this time strictly for holidays. It is now the fourth time I had visited this city, it is a wonderful place. Needless to say, it is full of different photographic opportunities. It is the first time I visit with a film camera, which is fun. I don’t have to take all the kinds of photographs that I might have took before. So, it was a bit like my trip to Hawaii: a chance to see a familiar place differently.

Well, one of the interesting things in any place I realise now are the people. Here are some Kyoto people waiting for a bus:

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At the bus stop

Of course in Japan there is always someone to direct you. This man was directing the traffic, but he looks like he is auditioning maybe?

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Directing the traffic, or, making an audition.

There were a lot of people like me there to take pictures. It was the peak of the tourist season, after all. Here are some of them in Nara:

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Taking pictures in Nara

And this is one of the things they were taking pictures of, a procession of monks (I also have the same picture, but in white robes):

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There is of course a wonderful market in Kyoto, but it’s hard to know what to buy especially if you don’t speak the language:

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At the market

Where are the temples and gardens? Well here are a few:

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At the temple

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In the garden

 

There was a lot of rain the last few days:

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Rain

And it was clear that not everyone was having a good time:

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On the roof

Kyoto at night is beautiful:

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At night.

And this was actually a very good restaurant, but we had to go inside to be sure:

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At night (2)

That’s my selection ! I shot a lot of film, and so I permitted myself to shoot a few frames with a 35mm lens :-). It was liberating, but I think I am starting to learn how to use it better. All the film here is Tri-X, I may come back in a few days with some colour images…

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