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Kimonos, and Light.

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Whether worn day to day, borrowed for a special occasion, or rented just for fun, kimonos are lovely, especially when the light is right.

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Young girl walks through arches at Fushimi-Inari-Taisha

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Playing with color filters on my new camera.

 

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a model photographer!

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at Senjo-ji Temple

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Model caught between poses at Senso-ji Temple.

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and her formal look. 

Drones for Breakfast

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Bamboo in Kyoto

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In a northwestern neighborhood of Kyoto called Arashiyama, there is bamboo. Walking through the grove is magical. Cameras don’t quite do it justice, but here are some pictures and videos anyway.

 

 

 

 

 

Three Shrines in Japan

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As a tourist visiting Japan, shrines are a must. We spent time in three large temple complexes.

Tokyo Meiji Jingu

This shinto shrine is relatively new and is somehow associated with the imperial family post WWII. The gardens and parks are in the middle of Tokyo and are a respite from traffic and crowds. Lots of people but lots of coexisting.

 

Tokyo Senso-ji

This temple seems very much more Buddhist. Also in town, it is surrounded by shops and stalls on all sides. The zen gardens are the best aspect.

 

Kyoto Fushimi Inari

This world heritage site is just incredible. Millions of arches all painted orange of different sizes create an line a long path up and around the mountain. When we walked this path it was a warm day and by the top I was soaking wet with sweat. Beautiful views from the 15 or so stations/shrines juxtapose the natural beauty of the mountain with the bustling city of Kyoto in the distance.

Stone or Bone?

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Cute little fella I met in the barn. #farmlife IMG_20170722_115029.jpg

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Robyn in Crablandia

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Here’s looking at you Robyn.

 

Yes, you.

 

Psychedelically speaking, that is.

 

 

The show was held in Annapolis at the Ram’s Head with a capacity crowd on a Saturday afternoon. The time feel in the venue is set to “Vegas.” Could be most anytime but definitely night time, even at 1:00pm. The food does not suck even though the ditzy waitresses are way too loud.

Robyn played a handful of the songs on the great new self-titled record. Buy it for yourself.

 

 

 

 

And some old favorites that the crowd adored.

 

 

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By far the most amusing and entertaining part of the show was the “free part,” that being the part with the banter. We had to pay for the music part. Worth every post-Brexit penny.

 

 

 

Did I already say Robyn played some of the songs on the great new self-titled record? Well he did.

 

Then there was this.

 

 

Trickster plays covers in new shirt.

Catch the tour if you can.

Eilean, Eilean, Eilean, Please Don’t Take My Man.

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As only Nancy could see – our “bungalow” IMG_9946.JPGIMG_9947.JPGIMG_9948.JPGIMG_9949.JPG

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Out through the In Door.

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