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Matsuyama Castle

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 20 February 2008 in Architecture.

One more castle from my New Year trip around Shikoku island. Another of the few remaining 'original' castles left in Japan (not counting reconstruction over the years because of things such as lightning strikes - 'original' basically means not destroyed during World War II), it was built between 1602 and 1628.

I apologise in advance if I'm tardy with commenting on your blogs or returning comments during the week... I will get to you though!

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

What a beautiful image of a superb castle.

20 Feb 2008 5:20am

@Michael Skorulski: Thank you Michael!

Bleak GardeN from Babol, Iran

Woow nice shot nice country

20 Feb 2008 6:25am

@Bleak GardeN: Cheers Bleak GardeN!

Inés from Namur, Belgium

Un château dans le ciel ;o) ...

20 Feb 2008 9:30am

@Inés: Thanks Inés!

Craiger from Vacaville, California, United States

Gorgeous! Love the balance!

20 Feb 2008 11:46am

@Craiger: Cheers Craiger.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I like the image and the castle!!!It's good that there were some people around, it helps to warm up the atmosphere! I'm looking forward to more views of this castle!

20 Feb 2008 11:47am

@Japanalia: Thanks Gabriela. It was a cold and dull day...

chris chisu from Seattle, United States

really love it. Good one here.

20 Feb 2008 11:50am

@chris chisu: Thanks chris!

timothy sullivan from tokyo, Japan

ah yes.. matsuyama-jo! great shot here... i don't think have seen it in winter...
next time, if you can sneak a tripod in, see if you can snap a 1/2" exposure to blur the people slightly ;-) might look pretty slick!

20 Feb 2008 12:33pm

@timothy sullivan: Thanks timothy!

Elle from Sydney, Australia

Great shot of the castle! Was it very grand?

20 Feb 2008 1:26pm

@Elle: It was. Not as big as some castles in Japan though. Thanks Elle.

vu@granby - Wolfgang Prigge from Granby, QC, Canada

Nice shot. The color treatment plus the bare branches give us the impression pf a cold and damp day.

20 Feb 2008 1:47pm

@vu@granby - Wolfgang Prigge: Impression? It was cold and damp Wolfgang! Cheers!

adlibitumphotos from Lyon, France

Photo et couleurs magnifiques, bravo. Pascal

20 Feb 2008 2:54pm

@adlibitumphotos: Merci Pascal!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

A remarkable photo of this ;)

20 Feb 2008 3:05pm

@Lorraine: Thank you Lorraine!

Jen from Alpharetta, United States


20 Feb 2008 3:52pm

@Jen: Thanks Jen!

Laurie from Lincoln, United States

Wow! Majestic! Nice composition on this, too.

20 Feb 2008 7:00pm

@Laurie: Thanks Laurie!

standley from brou-sur-chantereine, France

Gorgeous Picture. I like the contrast

20 Feb 2008 7:13pm

@standley: Thanks standley.

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

Your extended contrast range gives it a stark and geometrical feel, which is great with this subject.

20 Feb 2008 8:00pm

@Richard_Irwin: Cheers Richard!

pedro alexandre from loures, Portugal

lol our castles are so diferent from yours, nice composition.

20 Feb 2008 9:51pm

@pedro alexandre: Thanks pedro!

Shaahin from Tehran, Iran

Nice shot!! thanx for info about castle :)

23 Feb 2008 9:48am

@Shaahin: Thanks Shaahin. You're welcome.