Friday, February 17, 2012

Japan Imperial Palace Moat - Weekend Reflection

This is the view from the small bridge leading into the ancient Imperial Palace. It is an amazing place.  It is only open to the public a couple of weeks a year. We were fortunate to be there during one of them.

Here is the view in the opposite direction. I posted this one about a year ago.

 
For reflections by other photographers go to Weekend Reflections by James.


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55 comments:

  1. I would have liked to be there with you! I'm fascinated by Japan, and this place is very famous, and so attractive! How lucky you were to be there at right time.

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  2. Great reflections! You sure were fortunate. What an amazing place steeped in history.

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  3. Lucky you! It wasn't open when I was there. Japan was a cultural eye opener for me. Did you go to the fish market?

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  4. I do not know whether you planned your visit to coincide with the few times each year that it is open, but when you find an unexpected treat it makes up for the times that a museum was closed or a venue was unavailable.

    Very nice reflections.

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  5. What a fantastic place! And what terrific reflections for the day, Pat! I hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  6. Pat--I could stand there for Hours! Thanks Buddy!

    J

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  7. what a lovely sense of perspective in this shot...

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  8. Amazing places, gorgeous reflection!
    Thank you!

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  9. I remember!!! Loved ALL your photos of Japan! (and how darn clean the streets were)

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  10. Wonderful photos! I would love to see Japan one day.

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  11. very pretty place
    the stone work is wonderful

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  12. Wonderful reflections on perfectly still water ... so serene!

    "Adelaide and Beyond"

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  13. Awesome timing that you were there to see it!

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  14. Have always wanted to visit there. Nice reflection.

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  15. lucky you, to have that trip! and even luckier to get this shot!

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  16. TexWisGirl - I not only like it, I love it!

    Nefertiti - Thanks so much!

    Malyss - Yes, very lucky! If I was younger, I think maybe, I'd move to Japan...

    James - Thanks James! I've been there a few times and I've never thought it to be anything less than amazing.

    #1Nana - We were lucky! I went to the fish market many years ago, but this last trip. Maybe next time!

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  17. Genie - Nope, it wasn't planned! At least it wasn't by us. One of my wife's aunts knew about it, so maybe a little bit planned. It was one of the most amazing places I've ever seen though.

    Sylvia - It sure was! Thanks Sylvia, same to you.

    John - I could have also, of course my wife would be prodding me along.

    Laura - thanks so much!

    Brian - Thanks Brian!

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  18. Catherine - It was one of those things that you spot and just go wow! I've got to get a photo or ten or it!

    Doru - It sure was! Thanks so much.

    Blue Wave - Thanks! It's easy, with scenes like that.

    Ms. A - Thanks! I was just looking through them the other day, there are a ton that I didn't post. Maybe I will soon...

    Belle - Thanks Belle! I hope you do get to see it. It's not something you'd forget. Modern and ancient at the same time.

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  19. Dianne - It sure is! A huge space in the middle of a huge city.

    Dianne - Thanks so much! Very serene!

    Alex - It sure was. I REALLY need to get back there...

    Dawn - I hope you get to go someday!

    Scrappy Grams - Thanks! I know, I am very lucky. Not just to go, but to be able to stay with my wife's various family members, when we do go. BTW, LOVE your blog name...

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  20. Ah I love some of those canals in China, so cute.. lol.. We went to a town/small city outside of Shanghai I think it was, called the town of canals, or something.. they were actually very small.. we saw some nicer ones in Beijing and other parts.

    Nice shots.

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  21. Japan seems to have many blends of ancient and modern treasures - often side by side! This looks like a wonderful place to explore, especially considering such scenery is all within the world of a city!

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  22. I think I've been there when I was younger. Beautiful pics.

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  23. Amazing views Pat, thanks for sharing the beauty.
    ~:)

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  24. Wow, what a great place to be with a camera (or even without). Excellent capture.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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  25. Very picturesque and I love the tree reflections in the 2nd shot.

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  26. I remember you posting about it before and thinking it looked flippin' cool. The pictures are amazing and fantastic shots of reflections.

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  27. Nice one Pat :-) Japan is one country I must visit someday....

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  28. Wow! What serendipity that you arrived at the right time to see this wonder. Beautiful pictures. New to me as a fairly new visitor, but I'm sure everybody would be happy to see it again. Thanks!!!

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  29. The water doesn't look very healthy.

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  30. James....These reflections are absolutely gorgeous. I would never have thought you could find such beautiful reflections in a narrow moat. This is one lovely capture. Great shot.

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  31. Pat,
    Such wonderful photos. I remember going there when I lived in Japan, and I recall it was a wonderful place. Seeing your photos only reminds me of the fantastic time I had over in Tokyo...thank-you.
    Peter

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  32. Reflections in water always make me wonder about reflections in life. What am I reflecting and is it beautiful?
    Rosemary

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  33. Anthony - Not a lot of canals in Japan, but some of the rivers have been made to look like them! Thanks!

    Gemma - That is exactly what appeals to me about Japan. Even though I don't like the weather there, I'd live there if I could.

    Clarissa - Thanks Clarissa! The first time I was there (when pretty young), I didn't take a single photo! What a waste!

    Pam - Thanks Pam! Lot's there to share.

    D & R - The last couple times I was there, I had 2 cameras with me at all times! I've only posted a fraction of the pics I took there.

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  34. Ellie - Thanks so much Ellie!

    Tim - I would give a lot to be standing in that spot right now! thanks tim.

    Nat - Thatnks Nat! It's my favorite. If only I spoke Japanese. If I did, I just might be living there...

    Sallie - It was good timing! I have a lot of other photos from Japan in earlier posts. Thanks!

    Warren - Healthy enough for a fish I'll bet!

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  35. Genie - Thanks Genie! Wherever there is water, there's a chance!

    Peter - Thanks so much! It was my pleasure. I'd sure love to go back again. We've been talking about it.

    Rosemary - I'm thinking, I'll not be posting any reflections of myself!

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  36. How often do you happen to be in the right place at precisely the right time? And you have the pictures to prove it. Good job.

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  37. Again, I love the desert art in the last post. So cool.

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  38. Again, I love the desert art in the last post. So cool.

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  39. Very nice photos.

    Regards and best wishes

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  40. Very photogenic, even without the reflections!

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  41. Nice place. It seems to me a very quite place. Greetings.

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  42. How fortunate for you! I love going to places like that. And sometimes, they'll even invite me back.

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  43. Goodness me, is there anywhere you HAVEN'T been, Pat?

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  44. Jerry - I guess that's because I loiter around a lot in other people's turf. Thanks so much Jerry!

    Sharon - Thanks Sharon! I hope to get back there at least a couple more times in life.

    Tatjana - Thanks so much! I appreciate it.

    EG Wow - Oh yeah! The most amazing place I've ever seen. They even put art into such mundane things as manhole covers.

    Japy - Thanks Japy! Quiet and crazy at the same time. That is Japan...

    Al - I know what you mean. I'm traveling on a forged passport even now...

    Shrinky - Let's see.... I have been to Lego Land (and don't want to). Just kidding, there are MANY places I haven't seen...

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  45. These are beautiful view, and the reflection are so awesome.

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  46. Reflected those lovely trees. Greetings.

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  47. I think I'd love to visit this place, the reflections are wonderful.

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  48. So clear and quite...but I would get bored if I stayed there too long.

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  49. Icy BC - thanks so much! It was just sitting there waiting for me show up!

    Leovi - I agree Leovi! They look very nice.

    Woody - If you EVER, get a chance to spend some time in Japan, you must do so. It's the most amazing place. Add to that, that the people are friendly, courteous, and totally want you there.

    Rek - There is NO WAY, you'd get bored in Japan... Well, maybe if you stood on a particular spot for too long, but there is much too much to see and experience there.

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  50. I remember this picture from last year. :) Still as beautiful now as it was then!!

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