This park is very large,65.3h and has some ancient tombs or a rich natural environment. The scale is the second after Nara-Park in Nara district. It takes about an hour ride by a car from Nara city.
We can enjoy so many flowers there throughout the year. So many kind of flowers were blooming despite Autumn. I had almost the mistaken idea that it's summer yet. But the red fruits of dogwood are token of Autumn. Seeing carefully, I noticed they were autumn flowers.
This temple is registered World Heritage Site as a group of Horyuji-Temple and was built by the son of Syoutoku-Taishi in about 8 century and the oldest as a three-storied pagoda.
Many local amateur cameraman were standing their tripods on the path between rice paddies that rice harvested when I drove in front of the temple. It seems to be a good point to take around sunset. So I also joined in it. Before sunset,there were so many dramatic clouds around the pagoda. They were exciting " We will take good pictures today." and waited sunset. The sun set and the sky changed from gold to purple pink. But those many clouds had already gone somewhere. They mumbled" The good chance won't come today." They scattered from there with disappointed looks. I am sure that they will also come tomorrow. I also want to go there to take pink clouds sometime.
From the top of Mt.Wakakusa
This mountain locates at the east end of Nara-Park and 342 meters in height. So many Japanese pampas grass were waving and shining by the evening sun. We can see the roof of The Great Buddha of Todaiji-temple or the buildings of Nara city stretch below. Mt. Ikoma is seen over there and it locates the border between Osaka district and Nara district.
The total eclipse of the moon
We could see the bronze moon on October,8th.
When I was watching the moon through my camera, I felt it was so mysterious. But I don't feel it's mysterious or solemn in this picture, Of course it's also two-dimensional. Someone said that it may have to do with between the single-lens(single-lens reflex) and double-lenses(human's eyes). But I was watching the moon through my camera with my own single eye though......Or I was intoxicating with the first space show for me,I wonder?
Totality continued for an hour and partial eclipse was for two hours and twenty minutes. The moon started waning below and fulling from left side. I've never take time off to watch the moon that much.
Thank you for coming here. Have a nice day Friend!
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