Friday, October 28, 2011

Two mundane views of the Japan Inland Sea...

Am now actually in Gifu city, Central Japan...
Spent a night here after attending a seminar...
Would have loved to rent a bicycle to cycle around Nagara River, famed for its cormorant fishing for 鮎 ayu, a sweet river fish... 
But... there is always a 'but'...

Anyway, just a short post on two views that I enjoy whenever I cycle to work from home...

 
This was shot from 屋島大橋 Yashima O-hashi (Yashima 'Big' Bridge) during one of the low tides...
That table top hill is Yashima... the surrounding area is known for being the venue of a historical battle fought between the 平家 Heike and the 源 Minamoto, two warring factions in the early 12th century...

This is 詰田川 Tsumeta River, which is situated in an industrial part of Takamatsu city...
'Industrial'... yet, 'leisure' boats are often parked by the riverside...
It is but an ordinary scene... I said to myself...
Still, for fun's sake, I had to capture it...