Thursday, June 14, 2012

Thursday Challenge 'Big'

Today's challenge is 'Big'. I chose the inner moat of Nijo Castle in Kyoto.

Nijo Castle was built in 1626 as a temporary residence of Tokugawa Shoguns, who basically lived in Edo, present-day Tokyo. Although the main tower was burned down by thunder lightning later, the Ninomaru Palace still remains and you can enter the palace full of gorgeous decorations. Photographing is strictly prohibited in order to preserve many national treasures there.

Today the temperature rose up over 30 degrees Celsius and cleared up all day. In the sun it was very hot, but in the shade we had a very good time.

See more 'BIG' here.


  1. Interesting! And a nice interpretation of "big." Good place to cool off--water is always cooling, even if you are not in it. :)