|View in the west: five storied pagoda of Kofuku-ji beyond lush green of Chinese tallow trees and weeping willows
One of my favorite roads in Nara City, Japan, is a curving road bridge over Ara-ike Pond. Suppose you visit Nara Park for the first time and you drive south this road, your expectation would be hightened to see the castle-like antique Nara Hotel in front or five-storied pagoda in the west.
|Do you spot road signs, "Watch out deer!"
The road is very nice for walking as a gateway to Nara Park. You see the panoramic views from east to west over the road over the pond. In the east side, you see the deep landscape framed by the lush green of summer along the pond: Mt. Kasuga behind Mt. Mikasa beyond Ara-ike Park and the pond.
|Framed view in the east
In autumn, especially fabulous colors of Chicness Tallow trees are eye-catching.
I love this curve.
The three photos below including this were used in Spectral Colors ofChinese Tallow Tree.
When you look down on the west bank of the pond, there are many young Chinese Tallow trees. They shine in the late afternoon glow over the darkening water.
Now you are seeing my favorite road through the green curtain of weeping willows at Ara-ike Park as well as the roofs of Nara Hotel on the opposite side of the road.
This post is linked to Friday My Town Shoot Out
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