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Silver #1

Posted by
Hiro (Kyoto, Japan) on 15 October 2011 in Architecture.

慈照寺 Jisho-ji Temple is commonly called 銀閣寺 Temple of the Silver Pavilion. The pavilion was established by the 8th Muromachi Shogun, 足利義政 ASHIKAGA Yoshimasa (1436-1490). 金閣寺 the Golden Pavilion, which was established by Yoshimasa's grandfather, 義満 Yoshimitsu, the 3rd Shogun, is really famous tor being decorated with gold leaf. You might expect the Silver Pavilion to be a silver version of the Golden Pavilion, but it's not. Why is this temple called the Silver Pavilion ? There are several different views about it. One said that Yoshimasa had planned to cover it in silver, but he died before its completion. Another said people in late years named the temple the Silver Pavilion just for attracting tourists. I believe that the faded black lacquered roof reflects the moonlight silverly.
October 9, 2011 @銀閣寺

Canon EOS 40D 1/180 second F/6.7 ISO 200 30 mm

Please leave your comments.

THeoF from Emden, Germany

expressive photograph, well composed

15 Oct 2011 6:26am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb image! Beautiful framing and light!

15 Oct 2011 7:44am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


15 Oct 2011 8:09am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Beautiful composition .

15 Oct 2011 8:25am

Ahmad from Isfahan, Iran

great shot !

15 Oct 2011 8:30am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A wonderful composition. Excellent distribution of space ... I love the light and color ... Congratulations friend a beautiful picture! Best regards, Adela

15 Oct 2011 9:56am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Beautiful composition, I go for the tourist attraction. LOL!

15 Oct 2011 11:29am

@J.R.: Eisa dance at 銀閣寺 ?

Florence from Paris, France

Great angle, although it's just a part of it, we immediatly recognize the style of this house !

15 Oct 2011 12:28pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

bonita composición, me gusta la luz sobre la planta, saludos!

15 Oct 2011 5:36pm

Twojays from United States

Nice frame with the fan of soft growing shrub in front. Thank you for the background on this very intriguing temple. A silvery roof will suffice for me. :)

15 Oct 2011 6:31pm

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

nice exposure

16 Oct 2011 5:21am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Nicely captured...nice intro

17 Oct 2011 1:13am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

One guesses the elegant architecture enhanced by the presence of the silvery susuki in autumn.

17 Oct 2011 6:43am

Louisette from Belgium

Wonderfull, nice quiet place, greeting from Belgium

19 Oct 2011 2:16am