Saturday, September 24, 2016

Then and Now (Photos) Ryutan Pond in Shuri Okinawa

Black and White image of building on pond from 1920's

Photo credit: Okinawa Soba on Flickr

1920's Image of Building on Pond



It's been over 3 years, since my good buddy, emailed this photo for a Then and Now.

In fact, it was so long ago, I couldn't remember, which friend, gave it to me.

I had a print made and carry it around on a clipboard, to help duplicate the scene.

Wouldn't it be nice if, I could get some folks, to pose like that?

Ryutan Pond SEP 2016, building, bridge

September 20, 2016



Had some suitable subjects, showed up, I would have paid them to be in the photo.

That, wasn't going to happen but, I liked the way the lighting was, on this day.

Wide angle view of pond and building

The printed image, was left behind in my backpack, at the office. Groan

So, I figured the best thing to do, was take several photos, from memory.

They could always, be cropped and, I could duplicate the original, easily.

Close-up of bridge and building, Ryutan Pond, Shuri, Naha, Okinawa

Most of this area, was destroyed during the Battle of Okinawa.

The pond, was constructed during the 15th Century, for the first Ryukyu King.

The reconstructed version looks exactly like the original.

I just thought, it would be a shame, not to show you the arch in the bridge.

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