*132* the moon and the library

That sounds like the title of a book, doesn't it? It isn't, it's only a telegraphic account of my Saturday adventures when together with my parents, I visited Gloucester Cathedral - always a pleasure btw - such an incredible building... ... best cloisters in the world... I was really curious to see the moon installation… Continue reading *132* the moon and the library

*119* postcards from Japan, Kyoto/Kanazawa

On our last morning in Kyoto I packed quickly and visited another temple... Kiyomizudera-dera... the main hall was unfortunately under repair but you can still visit inside and get an idea of how amazing it is, all built out of dark wood, sitting majestically on the side of the hill on the eastern side of… Continue reading *119* postcards from Japan, Kyoto/Kanazawa

*118* postcards from Japan, Kyoto (part 3)

Monday morning, second week of school. No 3 has already destroyed his school shoes, admittedly they weren't new, but I'd only bought them in May last year. Sigh. Also he thought that telling me on the Monday morning 5 minuted before we're due to leave was a better option than owning up on Friday after… Continue reading *118* postcards from Japan, Kyoto (part 3)

*117* postcards from Japan, Kyoto (part 2)

More Kyoto. More temples. Frankly, it's all about them... oh and the geisha too... So after the Fushimi Inari shrine/amazing red torii gate experience we headed back to the hotel for breakfast and then out again for more: first up this one, dedicated it seems to a while boar. No English description (and why should… Continue reading *117* postcards from Japan, Kyoto (part 2)

*116* postcards from Japan, Kyoto (part 1)

Kyoto is magical. President Truman, when choosing a target for the first atomic bomb discarded Kyoto because he'd spent his honeymoon there and loved it so much. It was for century the old capital of Japan (before to move to Tokyo a couple of century ago. It houses 1700 temples and shrines. It will capture… Continue reading *116* postcards from Japan, Kyoto (part 1)