Temple Roof, Kyoto By Jane LurieJune 5, 2019 ( 18 ) My latest contribution to Monochromia. The striking symmetry in Japanese architecture. Monochromia Temple Roof, Kyoto To see more of my work, please visit my blog here. View original postShare this:TweetEmailShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... Categories: Architecture, Black and White, Monochromia, Photography, TravelTags: Architecture, Black and White, Japan, Patterns, Photography, Symmetry, Temple Related Articles Mind Travel: Dreaming of Africa By Jane Lurie4 days ago ( 103 ) Get in Good Trouble: John Lewis By Jane Lurie3 weeks ago ( 100 ) The Great Escape By Jane Lurie4 weeks ago ( 100 ) 18 comments › aakanewicloudcom June 16, 2019 • 7:25 am just gorgeous…so detailed…we should learn from them!! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 16, 2019 • 12:49 pm Thank you, April. I agree, the tranquil architecture is beautiful. 🙂 Reply ↓ dloduk June 6, 2019 • 10:47 pm Hi Jane, that’s a very nice photo, I also love the craftmanship and rhythmic patterns of Asian temples. They are so incredibly intricate that it is easy to be overwhelmed and miss the small beautiful details. I am living in Taiwan and finally after many years of just being wowed by the Temples here I have started trying to capture some of them in drawings and paintings. They skills involved in designing and carving these temples are truly amazing! You can find some examples of my artwork here: http://www.dloduk.wordpress.com Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 8, 2019 • 10:04 pm Thank you very much, David. I’m pleased you enjoyed the image and I will check out your artwork. I hope you are enjoying your time in Taiwan. Reply ↓ Allan G. Smorra June 5, 2019 • 3:53 pm I love the tonality and gray scale of this graphic image, Jane. It’s so soothing to the eyes. Ω Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 5, 2019 • 4:54 pm How nice to read, Allan. Thank you so much. It was very refreshing to spend time in these spaces in Japan. Very soothing and tranquil. We need more of that in our world. 🙂 Reply ↓ Allan G. Smorra June 6, 2019 • 2:56 pm Agreed. Ω Reply ↓ paula graham June 5, 2019 • 2:01 pm I so agree with the above statement…we need more beauty for beauties sake in our everyday environment in cities. Lovely post , Jane…we need roofs like that !! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 5, 2019 • 4:53 pm Hi Paula, I often feel a sense of stewardship as a photographer – documenting and celebrating subjects – and hopefully, helping others to see things in a new way. I agree wholeheartedly with you- we need to surround ourselves with art, good architecture, thoughtfully planned spaces and nature. I’m so glad this sparked those thoughts– thanks very much for sharing them. Reply ↓ Steve Gingold June 5, 2019 • 1:10 pm This is a create abstract of the whole, Jane. When I see these details from the past I am sad that today’s architecture, at least here in the U.S., is so devoid of the art found not that long ago in the building trades. Craftsmanship is gone as a consequence of fast construction and high profits. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 5, 2019 • 4:48 pm Hi Steve, We’re big fans of Arts and Crafts and Prairie Style architecture for that very reason. The love that went into those buildings is special. I’m glad you enjoyed this detail of the workmanship of Japanese architecture. Thanks very much. Reply ↓ Eliza Waters June 5, 2019 • 12:17 pm Wonderful in detail and balance. ❤ Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 5, 2019 • 4:45 pm Thank you, Eliza. The rhythm of the patterns in the temples were quite beautiful. Glad you like this one. Reply ↓ Michael Scandling June 5, 2019 • 8:03 am Wow. Almost an abstract, and you know how I feel about abstracts. Very nice! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 5, 2019 • 8:11 am Thanks so much, Michael. I really got into finding the repeating patterns on this trip. Glad you enjoyed this one. 😊 Reply ↓ Michael Scandling June 5, 2019 • 8:11 am I sure did. Reply ↓ Steve Schwartzman June 5, 2019 • 7:57 am Do you know if that ornamentation developed as stylized logs? Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 5, 2019 • 8:09 am I don’t know, Steve. Although, since the historic structures are all made from timber, it’s a good bet. Reply ↓ Love to hear what you think... Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.