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This is the Zen Garden in Ryoan-ji. From the viewing platform you attempt to see all 15 stones, but only 14 (or fewer) are visible from any position. This fifteenth century garden has all sorts of tricks. The far wall isn't even close to level and gives you a sense of depth from the forced perspective. The trees behind the back wall all have seasonal version (Cherry blossums, or falls colors, evergreen or deciduous.). The garden runs roughly east to west and the viewing platform is on the north side so the shadows change over the course of the day.


Camera: Nikon F100
Date: Monday, October 21st, 2002
Film: Fuji Velvia 50 (slide)
Lens: 28-70mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S Zoom-Nikkor
Location:
Rock Garden Rock Garden Sponsors Visible Tour Group Walking Up View Over Kyoto Rock Garden Real Golden Parade Walking Past Torches Rock Garden View Over Kyoto Parade Walking Past Torches Walking Into Torii Tunnel Tour Group Walking Up Giant Crab Photogroup Taking Lesson Rock Garden View Over Kyoto Parade Walking Past Torches Walking Into Torii Tunnel Golden Statue Glowing Waterfall Castle With Interior Moat Giant Crab Cable Car Waiting Rock Garden View Over Kyoto Parade Walking Past Torches Walking Into Torii Tunnel Golden Statue Market With Palm Trees Glowing Waterfall Castle With Interior Moat Giant Crab Cable Car Waiting Rock Garden Parade Walking Past Torches Golden Statue Joren Waterfall Boiling Red Spring at Umi Jigoku Kintai-kyo Bridge Prayer Wheels Going Down A Bomb Memorial Castle Over City Market With Palm Trees Glowing Waterfall Castle With Interior Moat Front Door To Ryokan Bridge Over Bay Giant Crab Few Stone Lanterns Oguni Village North Us At Volcano End Of Gorge Boiling Red Spring at Umi Jigoku Kintai-kyo Bridge Prayer Wheels Going Down Castle Over City Market With Palm Trees Glowing Waterfall Castle With Interior Moat Entrance To Fish Market Floating Arch O-torii Kaimon-dakeFrom Nagasaki-bana Glowing Waterfall Us At Volcano View From In Pool Castle Over City Market With Palm Trees Bell Tower Amano Spit Castle With Swans Entrance To Fish Market Floating Arch O-torii Kaimon-dakeFrom Nagasaki-bana Glowing Waterfall Us At Volcano Bell Tower Amano Spit Castle With Swans Climbing Toward Castle Golden Statue Trees In Fog Entrance To Fish Market Floating Arch O-torii Kaimon-dakeFrom Nagasaki-bana Us At Volcano Amano Spit Castle With Swans Climbing Toward Castle Beach At Shek O Across Hoan Kiem Lake Anchored At Night Fiber Drying Castle With Interior Moat Front Door To Ryokan Bridge Over Bay Rock Garden Castle With Interior Moat Front Door To Ryokan Bridge Over Bay Giant Crab Cable Car Waiting Rock Garden Boiling Red Spring at Umi Jigoku Kintai-kyo Bridge Prayer Wheels Going Down A Bomb Memorial Castle Over City Market With Palm Trees Glowing Waterfall Castle With Interior Moat Front Door To Ryokan Bridge Over Bay Giant Crab Few Stone Lanterns Oguni Village North Us At Volcano End Of Gorge Boiling Red Spring at Umi Jigoku Kintai-kyo Bridge Prayer Wheels Going Down Castle Over City Market With Palm Trees Glowing Waterfall Castle With Interior Moat Entrance To Fish Market Floating Arch O-torii Kaimon-dakeFrom Nagasaki-bana Glowing Waterfall Us At Volcano View From In Pool Castle Over City Market With Palm Trees Bell Tower Amano Spit Castle With Swans Entrance To Fish Market Floating Arch O-torii Kaimon-dakeFrom Nagasaki-bana Glowing Waterfall Us At Volcano Bell Tower Amano Spit Castle With Swans Climbing Toward Castle Golden Statue Trees In Fog Entrance To Fish Market Floating Arch O-torii Kaimon-dakeFrom Nagasaki-bana Us At Volcano Amano Spit Castle With Swans Climbing Toward Castle Beach At Shek O Across Hoan Kiem Lake Anchored At Night Fiber Drying
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Photographer: John Harvey
Tag: Japan, garden, zen
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Raw image: 3756 x 2504

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