December 28, 2007

Nanzenji Arches

This photo was taken beneath the aquaduct at Nanzenji temple in Kyoto. The scene through the echoing arches changed rapidly as tourists passed through examining the construction, taking photos or resting briefly in the shade.

I felt the arches invited a deepening understanding of the experience of travel. Each arch was a gateway to a new point of reference on the same elements, brick and mortar, light and shadow, the effect of age on the beauty of all that exists in this world. Each archway is the same in many ways and yet offers a slightly different perspective.

Each individual visiting the site is also a part of that dynamic pallette, adding their own unique imprint on my travel experience, their own form and color to the image captured.

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