August 14, 2010

The Heian Shrine, Kyoto

I hope that you are still enjoying my photos taken in Japan, as much as I enjoy sharing them with you. For me, it is like re-living the experience of the wonderful time I had in Japan.

Heian Shrine © Evelyn Howard 2010

Heian Shrine is another beautiful place in Japan. The main building is shown in the above photo. You may notice that the colour is slightly different from Chinese temples. In Japan, temples are an orangey shade of red.

Lake at Heian Shrine © Evelyn Howard 2010

A beautiful bridge across the lake at Heian Shrine. It was a hot and sunny day, and many people were on the bridge to enjoy the shade and to rest.

Heian Shrine garden © Evelyn Howard 2010

Beautiful trees around the lake are being propped up by sticks…

Reflections are Heian Shrine © Evelyn Howard 2010

One of the props with water reflecting the surroundings

Heian Shrine in Kyoto © Evelyn Howard 2010

Another lovely bridge in a another beautiful part of the lake

 Irises in Heian Shrine © Evelyn Howard 2010Duck © Evelyn Howard 2010Turtle © Evelyn Howard 2010 

There is a section planted with irises too. And some animals that call the lake their home.

I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Check these links out for more photos: Weekend Reflections and Sunday Bridges

15 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

This looks like a romantic sanctuary! Great for wandering! Wonderful photos!

☺lani☺ said...

A nice place to relax, I just love it! Great shots too!

Carolyn Ford said...

My husband and I were there. I recognize every scene...oh, such nice memories. I'll have to get out the photos we took and reminisce. Very beautiful, Evelyn.

'Tsuki said...

Japanese gardens have such a nice design... Great picture indeed.

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour dear friend,
Amazing set of pictures, this garden is so lovely and your pictures are wonderful, well done!
Have a nice weekend there,
hugs
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Luna Miranda said...

i'm loving your Japan photos. what a serene, romantic place. the trees by the lake are beautiful. thanks for sharing.

Francisca said...

Lovely SB post, Evelyn. I did not visit Heian Shrine. I couldn't possibly tire from seeing these beautiful gardens and shrines. Although I could see that Kyoto could produce temple-hopping-fatigue for some, it would take me a looooong time.

Ann said...

I like the turtle swimming vertically. Great shot.

The Chinese buildings and the Japanese, are there any difference?

cieldequimper said...

Absolutely superb.

Kaori said...

I'm very much enjoying you photos of Japan! I'm sure even people who live in Kyoto fail to notice everything there, and it's always interesting to see what other people pick up :D

Indrani said...

Lovely series of captures. Wonderful place to be.

Louis la Vache said...

What beautiful images, Evelyn - and a double bridge post as well!
«Louis» appreciates this fine contribution to Sunday Bridges.

EG Wow said...

Yes, Evelyn. I am enjoying your photos very, very much!

Elisa said...

It´s actually lovely!
Best regards from Argentina
Elisa

VioletSky said...

Your photos are making me wish I could travel to that part of the world.

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