I guess I have to speed up my creative process. I mean, the written part. The other part, the one connected with taking photos, is doing surprisingly well lately. I have a lot of photos from my recent trips to Italy, Malaysia and Thailand, I’m uploading some of them to my Flickr photostream (link on the left) and I’m feeling that my photography, while slower than I would like, is constantly improving. I just can’t get on with my inner writer and thus I’m still behind of schedule with posting my photos here. It’s been a year since I came back from Japan.
Kyoto was not the first city that I’ve visited during my stay in Japan, but it was by far the most colorful place I’ve ever seen. Autumn foliage surrounding ancient temples and palaces looked as spectacular as I thought it would. Having only two full days there, it was basically impossible to see everything what’s there to see, but it was enough to understand why Kyoto is usually regarded to be the most beautiful city in Japan.
Visiting Japan was my longtime dream and I guess Sofia Coppola had something to do with that. Everything Europeans hear or read about Japan seems to be either weird or funny, sometimes both. While most of the opinions about given nation or country usually turn out to be some kind of a stereotype, I was still thrilled to see stuff like cosplayers walking as if nothing had happened next to geishas on the streets full of robots from the future. Well, let’s get this straight then – I saw no cosplayers, no geishas and almost no robots during my short stay in Japan.