JAPAN TRAVELOGUE – DAY 9 – NARA VI – ROOTS AND OTHER THINGS

by Antonio Gil August. 14, 2020 432 views
This was the sōrin (Vertical Shaft Finial Of A Pagoda) that decorated the replica of the Todai-ji seven-storied pagoda built for the Expo ‘70 World Fair from Osaka.

This was the sōrin (Vertical Shaft Finial Of A Pagoda) that decorated the replica of the Todai-ji seven-storied pagoda built for the Expo ‘70 World Fair from Osaka.

Intricate roots

Intricate roots

Stairs to Nigatsudo Hall

Stairs to Nigatsudo Hall

They never quit

They never quit

♫♫ Japanese Roots ♫♫

“One day when you wake up, you will find that you have become a forest. You have grown roots and found strength in them that no one thought you had. You have become stronger and more beautiful, full of life giving qualities. You have learned to take all the negativity around you and turn it into oxygen for easy breathing. A host of wild creatures live inside you and you call them stories. A variety of beautiful birds rest inside your mind and you call them memories. You have become an incredible self sustaining thing of epic proportions. And you should be so proud of yourself, of how far you have come from the seeds of who you used to be.”

Nikita Gill, You Have Become a Forest

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Amy Daniels 5 months, 1 week ago

The roots are so important and speaks to longevity. Beautiful capture especially #3

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Antonio Gil Replied to Amy Daniels 5 months ago

Thank you so much dear Amy

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Jay Boggess 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Wonderful variety of images with haunting music & thoughtful verse! 
What a feast for the senes, mind and soul.....
Thanks!
Always a pleasure, my friend!
+1grinning+1

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 5 months ago

I'm back my friend. Thank you so much for your comment. I'll post a new one tomorrow. 😊

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 5 months ago

Yay!!!! So glad to hear you're still "kikkin"!!!!
Looking forward to your next offering!

Always a pleasure, my friend!
+1grinning+1

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G B 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Is Nikita a relative? love the poem!! and immediately upon seeing the first pic, I think of Tesla. And the soft B&w pics are so dreamy...Great set my friend!😀

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Antonio Gil Replied to G B 5 months, 2 weeks ago

No she is not 😊. I can understand why you thought of Tesla (cool idea) ⚡ Thank you dear friend

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Radha Mistry 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Great quote, great tree pictures. Amazing

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Antonio Gil Replied to Radha Mistry 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Good to hear from you again Radha 😊

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Radha Mistry Replied to Antonio Gil 5 months, 2 weeks ago

You too! I am always happy when I log into here and see your still posting away. Nothing deters you, not even a pandemic!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Radha Mistry 5 months, 2 weeks ago

"We'll never surrender", Churchill dixit 😊

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Camellia Staab 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Beautiful texture on #3. Turning it into b&w made a huge difference. Very nice smile

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 5 months, 2 weeks ago

I agree with you. Some pictures deserve to be featured in B&W. Thanks my friend

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Francesc 5 months, 2 weeks ago

I love roots images....The black and white excellent...Hapy weekend Antonio

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Me too 😊 Thanks Francesc. Happy weekend for you too.

5 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Roots go deep. Nice post, love the edit on #1

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you Peter. Have a great weekend

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R Kuerbovich 5 months, 2 weeks ago

#3A bit gothic but calm as well... great atmosphere!

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Antonio Gil Replied to R Kuerbovich 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Gothic depicts very well the mood I intended to convey here. Thanks my friend

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