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26 Aug 2013, 11:51 AM

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Photography It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful

“It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Kyoto, Japan, 2013.

Kyoto. © Cristian ·Kit· Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge.

"It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness and of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature, and everlasting beauty of monotony."
—Benjamin Britten on music.

It applies to many other things.

Entry no.: 1335

12 Aug 2013, 10:47 AM

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Photography Just a girl

“Just a girl” Portrait of Mademoiselle Pogany, Domnisoara Pogany, Mademoiselle Pogány, Constantin Brâncuși, MoMA New York, © Cristian Kit Paul, New York, 2013.

New York. © Cristian Kit Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge.

Entry no.: 1334

4 Aug 2013, 7:48 PM

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Travel Kyōto

A bit of Japan, in 24 Hipstamatic snaphots.

“Kyōto Tower”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Kyoto, Japan, 2013.

Kyōto Tower. © Cristian Kit Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge. See Kyoto Tower's page on Wikipedia.

“Kyōto Station (京都駅 Kyōto-eki) by night”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Kyoto, Japan, 2013.

Kyōto Station (Kyōto-eki) by night. © Cristian Kit Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge. See Kyōto Station's Wikipedia page.

“Detail of a Kyōto temple”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Kyoto, Japan, 2013.

Detail of a Kyōto temple. © Cristian Kit Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge.

“Overhead powerlines in Kyōto”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Kyoto, Japan, 2013.

In the end, those overhead powerlines came to define the typical Japanese street for me. © Cristian Kit Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge.

“Mission Control at Kokopelli Kyōto”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Kyoto, Japan, 2013.

A place called Kokopelli, a Japanese-Spanish tapas fusion restaurant in Gion area, Kyōto. © Cristian Kit Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge

“Yukata (浴衣) Chatwalk in Kyōto”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Kyōto, Japan, 2013.

Yukata-dressed ladies chatwalking in Kyōto. © Cristian Kit Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge.

“Sunset at Kyōto Kamogawa”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Kyōto, Japan, 2013.

The Kamo River (Kamo-gawa) at sunset. © Cristian Kit Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge.

Ginkaku-ji (銀閣寺

Ginkaku-ji ("Temple of the Silver Pavilion," "Temple of Shining Mercy") Zen temple in Kyōto. © Cristian Kit Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge. See Ginkaku-ji Zen temple's Wikipedia page.

“Fishing teddybears in Kyōto”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Kyōto, Japan, 2013.

Fishing teddy bears on The Philosopher's Walk (Tetsugaku-no-michi, "Path of Philosophy") in Kyōto. © Cristian Kit Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge. See Philosopher's Walk Wikipedia page.

“Kimono cat at Nekokaigi cat café, Kyōto”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Kyōto, Japan, 2013.

Kimono cat at Nekokaigi cat Café in Kyoto. © Cristian Kit Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge. Read more about Cat Cafés on Wikipedia.

“Ana at Nekokaigi cat café, Kyōto”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Kyōto, Japan, 2013.

Ana at Nekokaigi cat café. © Cristian Kit Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge.

“Kyōto-gyoen (京都御苑) Park”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Kyōto, Japan, 2013.

Kyōto-gyoen National Garden. © Cristian Kit Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge. See more about Kyoto Imperial Palace on Wikipedia.

“Bamboo forrest at Arashiyama (嵐山 Storm Mountain), Kyōto”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Kyōto, Japan, 2013.

Amazing Arashiyama (Storm Mountain) bamboo forrest. © Cristian Kit Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge.

“Slowfish, 河豚 or 鰒; フグ fugu”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Kyoto, Japan, 2013.

Fugu ("river pig") in a retaurant window. Fugu can be lethally poisonous. © Cristian Kit Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge.

“Wired in Gion (祇園, ぎおん) district, Kyoto”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Kyōto, Japan, 2013.

Wired in Gion district. © Cristian Kit Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge. See more on Gion's Wikipedia page.

“Shijō Street (四条通 Shijō-dōri), Kyoto”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Kyōto, Japan, 2013.

Shijō Street (Shijō-dōri). © Cristian Kit Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge.

“Girl on Shijō Street (四条通 Shijō-dōri), Kyoto”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Kyōto, Japan, 2013.

Girl in the middle of Shijō-dōri. © Cristian Kit Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge.

“Linked” at Takashimaya in Kyoto, © Cristian Kit Paul, Kyōto, Japan, 2013.

Linked, at Takashimaya. © Cristian Kit Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge.

“Torii toy”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Kyōto, Japan, 2013.

Toy and Torii gates at Fushimi Inari Taisha into the wooded forest of the sacred Mount Inari. © Cristian Kit Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge.

“Thousand Torii”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Kyoto, Japan, 2013.

Ana passing thorough Senbon Torii ("thousands of torii gates") at Fushimi Inari Shrine (Fushimi Inari Taisha) Shinto shrine. © Cristian Kit Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge.

“Kawaii Overload”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Kyoto, Japan, 2013.

Girl at claw crane arcade game on Teramachi Street (Teramachi-dōri). © Cristian Kit Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge.

“Mario”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Kyoto, Japan, 2013.

Shigeru Miyamoto video game designer and producer for Nintendo, the creator of Mario franchise was born near Kyoto. The natural surroundings of Kyoto inspired much of Miyamoto's later work. © Cristian Kit Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge.

“Backstreet”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Kyoto, Japan, 2013.

Backstreet near Teramachi-dōri. © Cristian Kit Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge.

“KIX Tower”, © Cristian Kit Paul, Kyoto, Japan, 2013.

KIX Tower at Kansai International Airport (Kansai Kokusai Kūkō) located on an artificial island in the middle of Osaka Bay. © Cristian Kit Paul. Click here or on the image to enlarge. Lear more on Kansai's Wikipedia page.