I counted ... 3672 photos to sort, and I'm still not done with my To-Do List. Clearly, I need to be selective. Don't worry, no sleep-inducing, blow-by-blow account from me! Quality over quantity, I say. :) You can heave your sigh of relief now. ;)
So, I will break them up into themes: People, Places, Food, etc. Every post will be largely pictorial, unless I have something interesting to add.
Today, I will start with the stunning autumn foliage which is reason enough to be in Japan right now.
If you are deliberating where to go for your holiday, you might just want to book that ticket and join fellow Singaporeans in The Land of the Rising Sun. Every other person I know is heading for (or already there in) Japan. It's Visit Japan Year 2010, by the way.
And indeed, now is the perfect time. Those breathtakingly beautiful foliage will not be there for long. Probably another week or so, and they will bid us all sayonara. Time and tide - and leaves - wait for no man.
For now, I leave you with Nature's finest. Gape and gawk. Seriously, anyone with a camera can (and will) get beautiful photos just by clicking at random. Trust me on that one.
(1) Nara Deer Park: Illumination. One of my personal favourite photos.
(2) Nara Deer Park: Walking on Gold. Autumn in Japan is truly magical. It was a blessing just to be there.
(3) In the streets of Nara: Holding on. Another one of my favourite photos.
(4) In the streets of Nara.
(5) At Nishi Otani Honbyo (大谷本廟), Kyoto. We did not plan to come here but since it was right across the street, we strolled in ... and struck gold, literally.
(6) At Nishi Otani Honbyo (大谷本廟), Kyoto. My friend saw this photo and said, "Very Memoirs of a Geisha." :)
(7) At Nishi Otani Honbyo (大谷本廟), Kyoto. We had the clearest azure skies that day.
(8) At Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto: Transience. On a stone ledge, a lone fallen leaf sits, and waits for the rest.
(9) At the Imperial Palace, Kyoto: Dusk Beckons.
(10) At the Imperial Palace, Kyoto.
Next up, JAPAN 2010 - People.