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Stone lanterns at Nara in Japan, an important historic town south of Kyoto. I've sharpened the oof fg, and added density to the oe highlights. Also desaturated the blue sign at left.

I think this was at Kasuga Taisha. Will come back & edit. Cannot get into Google right now.

Edit: "Few things are simpler but more quaintly enchanting than the stone lanterns padding the walking path leading up to world reknown UNESCO World Heritage Site Kasuga Shrine in Nara Park. In fact, one of the reasons why Kasuga Shrine is famous is because it has some of the oldest bronze and stone lanterns, called Toro, in all of Japan. Toro were originally created as religious elements for temples and shrines, but today they are used in Japanese gardens more for their beauty." Source:

http://www.unframedworld.com/2010/11/kasuga-shrine-stone-lanterns-in-nara-park/

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  • Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9704 W: 989 N: 18359] (93442)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-02-05
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Camera: Nikon D 90
  • Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-03-20 0:49
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