Monday, February 08, 2010


MORE PHOTOS FROM PURE LAND MOUNTAIN
















9 comments:

Kay Dennison said...

Fabulous photos!!!!!! I'm a sucker for rainbows~~~~

Anonymous said...

Very nice photos, but where is my mind candy I am so hooked on......!

Joni

Mary Lou said...

are those Kaya feet? :)

R. Brady said...

They are indeed; on some social occasion at her grandma's house, Kaya age 4 or so, all dressed up and trying to sit still.

Shirley Dockerill said...

i'm amazed, we just travelled around japan for a couple of weeks and didn't see anything like this. are you sure you're in japan? it was just buildings and buildings and people and people.

R. Brady said...

Shirley, you have to get out of the cities and away from the intercity arteries... Head for the mountains and small valleys... Rent a car and travel the Nakasendo [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakasendo], for a quick and easy example...

Apprentice said...

Shirley - no doubt, Japan is a sprawling megalopolis - but was Nature what you were looking for in Japan? I get the feeling you had other plans while you were there.

As Bob said, Nakasendo is an amazing nature walk - Kyoto and Gifu are 2 places I hiked this historic trail (I could almost feel the ghosts of the Shogun).

And, perhaps you remember the Nagano winter Olympics in the beautiful Kita Alps - skiing to rival the American west. And Hokkaido? A sister to Alaska.

If these rigorous outdoor activities (hiking, skiing) are not your thing - perhaps taking an Onsen (hot spring bath) Tour of Japan. They are usually set in beautiful natural settings with amazing food. You will be amazed at how many baths you can manage to take in a single day!!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onsen

Shirley Dockerill said...

We did go to Takayama in the hills, the guide book fell open on that page before we left and we decided to check it out. The embassy couldn't believe we'd heard of it! For me it was the best bit - that and the samari castle Hemeji-Jo.

I didn't get Kyoto at all, no sense of spirtuality, very disapointed. Tokyo was fun, but overall left with a feeling of being, 'ripped off'. We returned to Shanghai and I breathed a sigh of relief, which is not what I expected.

Shirley Dockerill said...

will check out that link asap :-)