Thursday, December 13, 2007

A STROLL AROUND KYOTO ...!

Last night I had a chance to walk around Kyoto with some colleagues.  Kyoto is a beautiful city, one of my favorites in Japan and it's filled with historic temples and monuments.  In just 45-minutes, we covered four temples, various oddities and a Starbucks.  The temples, two of which are pictured here, were breathtaking.  One of them dated back to 749 A.D.  I also passed a strange and suspicious building with a banner hanging out front reading "Individual Satisfaction Act."  I can't imagine what goes on in that building, but it looked like a cheap hotel.  Later, I saw an unusual bike with a round, wooden steering wheel under a Christmas Tree.  The Japanese call this kind of bike an "Angel Cycle."  My tour culminated in a trip to Starbucks.  The Starbucks in Kyoto is much like the Starbucks at 7th and Montana ... except that instead of Apple Fritters, they specialize in Beef Stew Pie ...! 

9 comments:

princesssaurora said...

Beef stew pie?  Well, I guess Starbucks does what the locals want!  Kyoto sure is beautiful... thank you for sharing it with us!  I love when the old is mixed so nicely with the new!

be well,
Dawn
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tenyearnap said...

I'm glad you're enjoying the trip. Oh, and "HAPPY WINTER!" --Cin

frankandmary said...

Mary is trying very hard not to be jealous of Marty. It isn't working right now, get back to me later :-). ~Mary

ab45yui said...

Gorgeous photos.  Glad you had a bit of home with you by way of Starbuks.

kattytrick said...

I really appreciate how you share your trips with the rest of us. It leads my mind to wonder and imagine, and satisfies my urge to rome...much love,...kit

acoward15 said...

Beef stew pie sounds good, but I prefer stake and ale pie.
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mpnaz58 said...

...and he's off...traveling the world yet again!  Beef Stew Pie...for breakfast?  No, thanks...I'll stick with the fritter!
xoxo ~Myra

gazker said...

It's great to know you are taking in some of the local sights. When I was working in Tokio with a bunch of Americans, we got the Sunday off. All us Brits went around the historic sights for the day and the Americans? They went to Disney land Tokio! I am so please all Americans are not the same.......... Enjoy that Beef stew pie, though it sounds vile with coffee ;-)
Gaz

beckiepainton said...

are you sure its beef in that pie, lol! Beckie x