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Why is the gallery so slow over here?

Posted by plantfreak z9aKyushuJapan (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 22, 05 at 8:14

The discussion side is pretty active but the gallery side is positively dead! I have a photo on there from April 2004! My god, that's a long time. Don't you guys like photos? PF

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RE: Why is the gallery so slow over here?

Naww...we're not big on pictures. We prefer endless arguments over lantern placements, shinto and zen designs and whether or not Torii's are appropriate garden accoutrements (no).
We also like to laugh at (some of)the snobs who write articles for the JOJG. Esoteric discussions over the number of dancing pine needles that fit on the head of a non existent Oribe lantern are also welcomed. But pictures? other than Herb and way :-)

/attempt at humour

RE: Why is the gallery so slow over here?

I usually post to my own site and provide a link. Will this help your imagery hunger?

Here is a link that might be useful: Gardens in Japan

RE: Why is the gallery so slow over here?

Cool shots Don. Did you take them all yourself? I have to get to Kumamoto and see that public garden since it's not that far from me.

I guess I find the apparent disinterest a bit disappointing since I'm here photographing the world around me in a state of awe. I end up learning about it afterwards mostly. What a journey it has been. Locally the best gardens are mostly in private hands, so access is a problem. I find most of my best subjects in the mountains, at temples, and at shrines. I especially love jizo statues. They are a blast! PF

RE: Why is the gallery so slow over here?

Very nice indeed, Don.. have bookmarked it for future checking :)


RE: Why is the gallery so slow over here?

PF, the photo's are mine (and about 1600 more deteriorating slides and videos I wish were digitized!)

If you visit Kumamoto, let me know when you will be there. The Governor's residence is also very nice, and the Castle is a great experience in defense architecture!

I have enjoyed some of your photos - especially the mist rolling down from magical mountains. This is one of the things I miss most. If you had some web space, would you want to post some of your awe?

ps: watch out for sushi of Kumamoto City. They are famous for their raw horse liver. : )

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RE: Why is the gallery so slow over here?

Yes, PF. Those are just a little breathtaking! I think I have my screensavers for a few months!


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