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:
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?
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:
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):
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:
Where are the temples and gardens? Well here are a few:
There was a lot of rain the last few days:
And it was clear that not everyone was having a good time:
Kyoto at night is beautiful:
And this was actually a very good restaurant, but we had to go inside to be sure:
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…