Tuesday, December 19, 2006

In Which We See Nara . . . .

In the course of the week I spent at the Translation and Interpretation Seminar (a mere 15 minutes from Kyoto Station), I didn't set foot outside of the building even once. So when Saturday came, it was time to bundle Grace up and have a go at some sightseeing. After consulting with our gracious hosts, we settled on Nara instead of Kyoto, as there was an art exhibition going on there for which we had coupons, and Nara Park is a one-stop destination for a great variety of sites and wonders.

The art exhibition was great, but when we came out it was raining. And cold. Normally this wouldn't be an insurmountable problem, but we all had colds, including the baby. This is a view of Nara from the van.

Here is another view. Unfortunately you can't really make out the famously aggressive deer of Nara Park in this photo. I had great plans of engaging them in friendly physical combat, but that will have to wait until the next time we are down that way.