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. 🙂

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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.

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    • @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!

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  2. kimberly pohl

    very cool

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