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Halls of History

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A photo of the towering columns within Karnak, the second largest ancient religious site in the world located in Luxor, Egypt. Photo taken in 2010 by Stevyn Llewellyn using a Nikon D90 using and 18-200mm lens.

The Temple of Shining Mercy

The Temple of Shining Mercy photo by Stevyn Llewellyn.

The Silver Pavillion, also called Ginkaku-ji, and the temple of Shining Mercy photographed by Stevyn Llewellyn in Kyoto, 2013. This is a Zen Buddhist temple which was built in 1482 during the Edo Period in Japan, framed prints are available for purchase here.

Apprentice Geisha Maiko Print 舞妓


Original photograph of a lovely Maiko 舞妓, an apprentice Geisha in Kyoto Japan. Photo © Stevyn Llewellyn 2010.
I took this photo while travelling in Japan in Spring of 2010. I was fortunate enough to get a glimpse of a rare sight, a Maiko ( apprentice Geisha ) in her traditional kimono walking down Hanami Koji Dori street in the famous Geisha district in Kyoto. In the background are large sake casks, which frame her ornate wareshinobou hairstyle, elaborate kanzashi, brightly colored kimono, and beautiful green obi. She is also carrying a small purse. She had just finished a performance at the historic Pontocho Kaburenjo Theatre, where they have seasonal Geisha plays. This would make a unique gift for anyone interested in Japanese culture, Maiko, Geisha, or kimonos.




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