H-Bomb’s Friday Photo, week 35: a gilded temple in Kyoto

Happy Friday, friends. I was preoccupied this week, as I was preparing for my latest game show audition, which took place yesterday evening. But now I can turn my attention back to this blog — and just in time for a new Friday photo!

This week’s featured image comes from Kyoto, a former imperial capital of Japan. It’s a temple called Kinkaku-ji, also known as the Gold Pavilion.

gilded temple

The two upper stories of this magnificent structure are covered in pure gold leaf. The temple is situated on the Kyoko-Chi, meaning “Mirror Pond.”

This photo was taken during my visit to Japan in April 2008.

Incidentally, the game show I was trying out for last night was “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”. I was told that I’ll find out within a week or two whether I’ve been chosen for the pool of potential contestants for the show. The tryout was a lot of fun, and the producer who interviewed me seemed to like me, but there are never any guarantees in this situation. So I need to keep my fingers crossed; and while I’m waiting to hear back, I will distract myself with thoughts of future destinations on my World Karaoke Tour. 🙂

Would you like to visit Japan?

Click here to follow me on Twitter! And click here to follow me on Instagram!

Categories: Asia, H-Bomb's Friday Photo, travel | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Post navigation

4 thoughts on “H-Bomb’s Friday Photo, week 35: a gilded temple in Kyoto

  1. Bill

    Any photos of Kiyumiso-dera? Possibly my favorite place in all of Japan. But this is a great shot of Kinkaku-ji.

    Like

    • @Bill: Yes, I did make it to Kiyumizo-Dera. I have a couple of photos of that place:

      Kiyomizu

      Kiyomizu-dera

      I might have a few others that I never uploaded . . . although that was several computers ago for me, so any other photos that I took on the grounds of Kiyumizo-dera may not have survived.

      And I’m glad you like this photo!

      Like

  2. kimberly pohl

    very cool

    Like

Tell me what you think!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: