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Gasshō-zukuri, Shirakawa-go

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 15 February 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Gasshō-zukuri are the traditional houses found in the area, famous for their steep, pointed, thatched roofs.

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Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

They look by far much better in winter, they suddenly get colours and textures and substance! This is a very beautiful shot that nmade me wonder first...thought it was a painting!

15 Feb 2010 5:56am

@Japanalia: Thanks Gabriela. I would love to stay here in deepest winter, to see everything covered with snow. I wonder what life must be like at that time?

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful picture at winter time. I love those old houses.
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15 Feb 2010 6:10am

@akarui: Thanks Olivier!

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Amazing looking place, well taken

15 Feb 2010 6:26am

@Alun: Cheers Alun!

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

A wonderful painterly picture Daryl. Well done!

15 Feb 2010 8:12am

@Richard Standley: Thanks Richard!

Sylvie from entre Angers et Saumur, France

Wonderful !

15 Feb 2010 12:48pm

@Sylvie: Cheers Sylvie!

Paul from summerside, Canada

Nice old buildings

15 Feb 2010 3:01pm

@Paul: Thanks Paul!

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Canada

Great treatment, we seem to be transposed into the Middle Ages here!

15 Feb 2010 3:06pm

@vu@granby - Wolfgang: Thanks Wolfgang! These houses are only around 250 years old...

Magrat from Germany

Gorgeous.. Just love these fairytale houses... (and your processing here!)

Have a nice week!

15 Feb 2010 4:55pm

@Magrat: Thanks Magrat!

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I love the painterly effect of your processing here.

15 Feb 2010 8:52pm

@Curly: Thanks Curly!

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

great landscape, beautifully composed & finished.

15 Feb 2010 9:06pm

@Ted: Thanks Ted!

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

Superb effect on this image, the mountains look like watercolour.

15 Feb 2010 10:13pm

@Michael: Cheers Michael!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Yes! I love this image. It's gorgeous!

16 Feb 2010 3:42am

@Steve Rice: Thanks Steve!

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Classic postcard like shot.

6 Mar 2010 9:40pm

@Twelvebit: Cheers Twelvebit!