|The news at 6.12am.|
The play of emerging sunlight on the wet surrounds was a amateur photographer's dream and capturing that with the sparkle of the gold of Kinkakuji was quite something. We were there early, but already there were several hundred people as well.
|A view of Ryoanji temple|
I was hoping to be at Ryoanji (the stone garden temple) on my birthday to try and emulate one of the works of a favourite artist, Davis Hockney, who captured the garden in his unique way. Anyway, I did have a go and I'm yet to complete the piece, but it was better to be there on a dry day rather than a wet one.
Of course, being winter, you forget it gets dark early and we headed back to the city as the sun began to set. We stopped off at one of the key sights, only to find it had closed for new year preparations.
|Kyoto Tower and the |
rainbow fountain, at 6.12pm.
Cold weather today, but fine. Tomorrow, more rain was predicted...I don't think rain and 4 degrees celsius go well together.