A Photo a Week Challenge: Reflection

Temple

I’m a day late in responding to nancy merrill photography’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Reflection. I know the theme had already changed for this week (I will respond to that too – they photo challenges are quite fun). But I just couldn’t let the theme on Reflection pass! I realized as I was digging through old photographs that I did have some photos for this theme. So here they are…

My take on Reflection: I love the dramatic effect of reflections on water.

These are are photos taken from travels D and I made from over the last decade. They were all taken by D as he has the eye for good shots.

The first one is a photo of Kinkakuji, the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto. It is also called Rokuon-ji, and is one of Kyoto’s most iconic sights. When we got here, there were throngs of people getting off tourist buses. We intentionally rented a B&B close by in the hopes that we could get there early before the tourists do – we were wrong. Good thing is that the lines of tourists move quickly. The sun was not yet fully shining at the time, but nevertheless it was a sight to behold. 

This next photo shows the reflection of the pyramid at Louvre, Paris. It was just after sunset and at the time, we were using our digicam. It took a lot of shots to get this one.

And lastly, a photo of the reflection of the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Angkor Wat in Cambodia. I’ve always wanted to go back to Siem Reap because there were too many temples I have yet to see. At the time we went there, we were only able to see the bigger, more popular ones. I saw tourists riding bicycles as their modes of transportation to temples and I would really love to do that someday. I also like Siem Reap’s simplicity, and the friendliness of its people. 

Seeing Kyoto, Paris and Siem Reap were a dream come true. We were just simply in awe by the culture, architecture, and landmarks of these cities.