?

Log in

No account? Create an account
japan mon amour #3 - Alexander Safonov's blog [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
Alexander Safonov

[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

japan mon amour #3 [Nov. 21st, 2012|01:32 pm]
Alexander Safonov
[Tags|, , ]


Entrance to Yamamoto-tei garden, Tokyo, Japan




Canon EOS-350D + Canon EF-S 10-22mm

this is three exposure image tonemapped in Photomatix and color-corrected in Photoshop

'Go Tokyo' reference


While Tokyo can't compete with Kyoto when it comes to beautiful gardens - Yamamoto-tei is one of the hidden gems in the Japanese capital. Located in obscure Katsushika-ku, it is virtually unknown to tourists. Even so it is probably finest Japanese garden in whole city. It is consistently rated as one of top 10 in the country as well.

It is famous for the green tea which is served on the premises - it helps to meditate in relaxed state while observing carefully crafted miniature mountains with little waterfalls, stone lanterns, beautifully shaped pine trees - all traditional elements you expect to see in the Japanese landscape garden.

However most striking thing for me in Yamamoto-tei is the entrance - which looks like portal taking you from the busy concrete town into the magic land of beauty and peace. I think it beautifully summarizes essence of modern Japan as place where old and new coexist in wonderful harmony.
LinkReply

Comments:
[User Picture]From: papol
2012-11-21 08:44 am (UTC)
До царства ли ему теперь? Человеку с огородом не управиться, а мы лезем со всякими пустяками. Вот увидишь, он еще вырастит выдающую репу.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: pats0n
2012-11-21 08:48 am (UTC)
Посадил Скоблов репку. А репка вышел и затроллил Скоблова.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: papol
2012-11-21 08:52 am (UTC)
Нет. Все же долесрачь должен быть локальным и не задевать других граждан. Ибо как только зацепишь одного из участников долесрача, сразу начинаются массовые бурления говн.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: pats0n
2012-11-21 08:53 am (UTC)
Да у Толи просто мне кажется что-то как-то в жизни несрастается в последнее время. Пусть все у него наладится, и репка вырастет большая-пребольшая !
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: papol
2012-11-21 08:56 am (UTC)
Надо по этому поводу деду морозу письмо написать! Чтобы наладилось и репка выросла.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: pats0n
2012-11-21 09:31 am (UTC)
А вдруг Скоблов не верит в Деда Мороза ? Может он справляет Хануку ?
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)