The Sound that of Clattering Wood in the Breeze

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Daily Photo – The Sound that of Clattering Wood in the Breeze

Upon entering the oldest part of this ancient town, I passed by these tiny shingles that hung in the air. They made a delightful sound as the wind went through them, and it kind of set the mood for the rest of the exploration.

This woman was holding an umbrella to shield the sun. It did get a little steamy from time to time… I wish I had one too!

The Sound that of Clattering Wood in the BreezeUpon entering the oldest part of this ancient town, I passed by these tiny shingles that hung in the air. They made a delightful sound as the wind went through them, and it kind of set the mood for the rest of the exploration.This woman was holding an umbrella to shield the sun. It did get a little steamy from time to time... I wish I had one too!- Trey RatcliffRead the rest here at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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  • http://JapanDave.com David LaSpina

    Interesting.. I wonder what they are for? Looks like writing on them? I wonder if they are like ema in Japan (kind of wishing plaques. See a photo I did and some info: http://japandave.com/2011/05/healthy-baby-wishes-at-rokusho-shrine/)

    BTW, great photo :)

  • http://www.focusatinfinity.com/ Richard

    What is it about umbrellas? They are such great design elements and this particular one is especially beautiful. What a great composition. Awesome!

  • Susan

    Wonderful photo and enchanting description…..almost like being there!

  • http://oni-studio-photography.com Victoria – Whidbey Island Boudoir Photographer

    Very awesome photo of the lady holding the umbrella, I would have liked to know a little more background on it though, what are the wood shingles for?

  • Andy Bird

    Curious wee things indeed – no idea what they could be used for though…..

  • http://www.bycostello.com/London_Weddings.html bycostello

    really nice images

  • http://catchthejiffy.com Adam Allegro

    Wow, Trey, this is a wonderful image. What a fantastic moment to take. I posted one I am particularly fond of today as well at http://catchthejiffy.com. Keep those awesome shots coming!

  • Gail Moshier

    Good Morning from Washinton, Trey!! We made it without to much hassle. It was beautiful most of the way. We actually saw Mt. Ranier from 30 miles east of Moses Lake for the first time ever!! Just a gorgeous day.
    Interesting photo, I love the purple umbrella. Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful day. :-)

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks :)

  • Patrick Ahles

    Hello ociffer! :P Great video, looking forward to part 2.

    The photo is really intriguing, really want to know what these shingles are for!

  • http://www.gavinj.net Gavin Jackson

    Cool video – bring on part 2, want to know what camera you were looking for!!!

  • http://www.hd-art.co.uk Alasdair MacLeod

    Hey Trey,

    When is part 2 coming, what is the special camera?

    Keep up the great work, still loving the blog :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/marylynne.potmacameron Mary-Lynne Potma-Cameron

    The ‘shingles’ are wooden prayer cards and are found at most Shinto shrines around the country. A visitor to the shrine buys a wooden card at the shrine (many locations offer ones with your Chinese zodiac animal on the back). Black sharpies are then used to write a prayer/wish on the card. It can be fascinating to read the requests on the cards and you can almost always find some in English or other European languages (written by tourists & ex-pats).

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