Thursday, January 22, 2015

It's been awhile!

Hey everyone, it has been awhile since I posted on here. I finished up my pictures from Japan quite awhile ago like October or something might have been the last post. It is the new year and I haven't touched the blog at all. I been focusing on other things like my photography a lot more then writing. I have been getting more serious and also been shooting more film photography. I really enjoy it and it takes awhile to get my film back to me when I send it out. That doesn't say I upload to the internet my photography. I started a newer blog for a more professional look at WordPress.
The only blogger blog I still operate still is Noodlestotea.blogspot.com where my girlfriend and I upload pictures and reviews of Asian themed/originated foods or drinks. We love different foods and culture from countries in the east and I like photography. So when we buy or make foods that are related I take pictures and upload an opinion/ review with some background on the food. It's fun and we been doing it for about a year now.
I start school today, I signed up for Horticulture classes since I want to get into Landscape Design. Japanese Gardens have really inspired me to do  this as a profession and I hope to get to that point some day. I am still a full time Project Manager at an Environmental company.

Now the blog that I will update more often with posts like I did here is sclintonlewis.com
I have Flickr and also 500px  where my pictures from film and digital go.
I will now be posting at the website there which can also be reached by www.camerasaga.com

I will be going on another Japan trip in May! I'm pretty excited about it!

I hope to post here again sometime but all my new content will pretty much go to sclintonlewis.com

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Island in the Sky - Clingmans Dome, Smoky Mountains

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There were books inside the store that called it the Island in the Sky. It is the highest point in Tennessee and it is around 6600 feet. It has a special type of environment up there with old fer trees and the moisture is great. I loved coming up to the top even though I didn't hike up there just walked up a long paved trail to the view.  

Thursday, September 18, 2014

B's Hobby in Shijo Kyoto

B's Hobby shop is right of Shijo and you will sorta notice it since there is a few toys out front. You go down the stairs to the store which a lot of hobby kits and supplies are waiting for you! I recommend going here if you are into this stuff, other place that I would recommend is the toy floor/hobby floor of Kyoto's Yodabashi Camera which is great as well. At the end of the stairs there is a few completed kits.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Bonsai Exhibit Kyoto Botanical Garden

Kyoto Botanical Gardens is a large area and there was even a Bondai Exhibit which I decided to make a separate post here for that. I enjoy Bonsai if you don't know and have a few myself...

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sanzen-in Temple Ohara, Kyoto, Japan

Sanzen-in Temple in Ohara was such a spectacular place to visit. It is a Tendai Sect founded by Saicho who brought Tendai to Japan in 804. It is a Mozeki Temple which means the founder is also from the royal family. This is a fantastic place if you get the chance to take the bus to Ohara. Yes you only have the bus to take from Kyoto and then there is the approach up to the temple of shops and restaurants. 
The temple has a lot of little faces that smile at you from the moss...

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wonders of Nanzen-ji

Nanzen-ji Temple complex is really amazing. Lots of people grove to it and love seeing the gardens and the aqueduct. Original post here. I didn't see nearly as much as I saw the first time and it is worth spending the time there! 

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Todai-ji Temple's Daibutsudden and The Great Daibutsu in Nara

Todai-ji is one of those spectacularly large structures that you can see. Meaning the Eastern Great Temple, it is located in Nara Japan where the old capitol resided before moving to Kyoto. This is the Great Buddha Hall (Daibutsuden) where it houses the worlds largest bronze Buddha statue (Vairocana) known in Japan as Daibutsu. The temple is the home of Kegon school of Buddhism and it has been rebuilt a few times and is actually smaller then the original! The now standing building was built in 1709 and 30% smaller then the last. 
Up till 1998 it was the largest wooden building in the world.

It is massive when you fist see it!

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Tenjuan Temple - Kyoto, Japan

Tenjuan Temple is a sub-temple that is with Nanzen-ji and right next door. It was founded in 1336 by a guy named Kokanshiren who was the chief priest of Nanzen-ji at the time in honor of Nanzen-ji. It has two lovely gardens one dry and one pond.
The colors make it a famous one to view as well, plenty of people were there...

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