Friday, May 30, 2014
These Photos Got Me Itchin' to Go Back Inside Shuri Castle
Something possessed me today, to look at some old photos, I shot back in 2008.
There was a folder from October with undeveloped RAW files so, I processed them.
Just looking at all the bright colors and that shiny gold got me thinking.
The last time, I went inside this room, was almost, six years ago.
It's not like I haven't been to Shuri Castle lately.
If somebody, was keeping score, I've probably been there more than a hundred times.
One year, I even bought a Shuri Castle Park Passport.
That was probably, the smartest thing, I ever did in that town.
It costs 800 Yen admission fee, to visit the castle one time.
If you buy a Passport, for 1600 Yen, you can visit as many times as you want, for a whole year.
They even allow people to go in there, wearing flip-flops.
Well, I think it's high time, I got back down there and, buy me a new passport.
Then, I'll make sure, I follow all the rules and, shoot some more of that gold.
Once upon a time, we got in a bind for not-following-the-rules.
That was the day, I took these pictures. And, I haven't been back in there, since.
Well I'm older and a little bit wiser, nowadays.
If that security guard hasn't already retired maybe, he won't recognize me, anymore.
A few more grey hairs and a bit longer beard, may fool him.
It would probably be a good idea to wear blue, instead of yellow flip-flops, too.
That does it. I'm going back inside Shuri Castle. Sounds like a plan.