Misadventures with Miso

Misadventures with Miso

Thursday, December 1, 2011

It's a moat (Imperial Palace March 17th, 2011)

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I will admit I was wondering how the activity would be at the Imperial Palace. I'd heard a lot of people like to run there and it's a very popular tourist spot. I didn't know how big the grounds were till I started walking around. One of the first things I saw was the lovely Wadakura-bashi Bridge.

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I'm not sure the new hotel is going to make the area look nicer. I hope it looks better once finished.

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This is an outer moat at the north east end of the grounds. While there was no one around it was nice to see there were a few curious creatures about.

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Lucky for me they decided to come over to see just who was standing there.

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Wonderful display of the swan's plumage.

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What may be Tufted Ducks who were following after the swans.

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Not really knowing which way to go, I decided to cross the bridge.

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On the other side I found marvelously gardened pines,

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and the Wadakura Fountain Park.

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Which was turned off probably to conserve electricity. Just another reminder we were all potentially being exposed to radioactivity.

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