Being that Kenroku-en, that third best garden in Japan, is the prime tourist attraction in Kanazawa, I was obligated to take Matt there. I was interested in going for myself as well, to see the garden when it wasn't under two feet of snow. I was also interested in running my new camera through its paces a bit. I'll have to say I'm totally in love, and quite impressed with how well it works and the image quality. Hooray.
It was a chilly but bright day when we set off Monday morning, but by midafternoon a pretty fierce storm front came down from the North-East, with blowing snow cutting our garden visit short. Luckily, I had a fall back plan, Mr. Donut. One of the Kanazawa Mr. Donuts is spread across 3 floors, which is not something you see everyday! I mean come on, a three story donut emporium? Now that is some cool stuff.
I had to go to work after that, and I spent the rest of the day terrorizing my coworkers with my Camera. They were understanding though, which is rather generous of them! *click* flash *click*.... you get the general idea.
Here are a few of the many, many photos I took at Kenroku-en.
Actually this one is at Oyama Shrine. Yeah, I ended up back there for the second time in a week, third time overall. But hey, its free and it *is* a pretty cool place.
Near the entrance.
A Shot across the lake at the famous snow tents. I imagine they will come down soon, as the snow should be about over.
The tourist magnet lantern. It can be hard to get a photo of it unencumbered with hordes of tourists.
Close up of the tents.
Aha! No matter what the weather is, spring is here!! It's Here! I think...
Stay tuned for the next post, More hot Karaoke Action. Matt blows out his voice singing Metallica, Grant hogs the remote.. and more.