Thursday, January 20, 2011

UNESCO Shuri Castle in Okinawa, Japan (Photo)

When the light isn't right at a major tourist attraction, I've learned to look around and find out where the best light is available. If it happens to be behind me, I turn around and position myself where I can take home the best photo. The big stuff and all the people snapping horrible photos are behind me. Hey, they paid to get in so, they can do whatever is allowed, I suppose. I live here. I'll do the Castle right but, later.

Shuri-jo (Castle) is the number one tourist attraction on the island of Okinawa, Japan. A UNSECO World Heritage Site, it was the center of the Ryukyu Kingdom and remains the capitol of Okinawa, today. Shuri overlooks the city of Naha and its port on the East China Sea.

This photo was published in the article Five UNESCO Castles at BOOTSNALL and is my weekly submission for BUDGET TRAVELERS SANDBOX TRAVEL PHOTO THURSDAY


Unknown said...

Beautiful shot Mike. Thanks for posting to Travel Photo Thursday. Yep, I'm full of surprises :)th

Ryan said...

It's easy to see why it's the top tourist attraction, it's stunning. Be careful you don't fall over that wall now.

RyukyuMike said...

It would thrill me to hear one of those surprises got me syndicated, hah!

RyukyuMike said...

Man, Shuri Castle really is a beauty. Eventually, I'll catch every acre in the right lighting for ya. It makes me feel like a peasant living in the slums so, that's what I do.