Fortunately, we managed to arrive at just the right time in the afternoon: with the Golden Pavilion shining in the early evening sun, even the crowds of fellow tourists weren't enough to take the magic out of the place. A joy to look at, and a joy to photograph, too.
|As you can see, the water that day was incredibly still.|
|I also indulged in a few shots from behind the pavilion, looking out over the pond.|
|You can see how the pavilion juts out into the water, so that it looks almost like it's floating. This is a favorite trick in traditional Japanese architecture.|