Monday, October 25, 2010

GORGEous!

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Man, I'm sooo punny!

This weekend we GORGEd ourselves on some fall scenery. At Oirase Gorge. I'm fairly certain this is basically the prettiest place in the entire Tohoku region, so on this particularly perfect Sunday afternoon at the peak of color-brilliance, the place was enGORGEd with a gazillion sightseers. It was actually really annoying. We sat (not moving) in traffic for a long time. We only got half way down the gorge before we got too annoyed and found a spot to turn around (and then sat in the same traffic on the way out). We never even got out of the car.
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Here's a smattering of pics (taken from the car, so pardon the quality). Even with all the crowds, there was no arguing that the beauty was worth it.
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Corey points out how it seems like half the population of Japan is super serious about photography. I think there were more tripods than tourists perched along the gorge yesterday. I like it!
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We also went to Mt. Hakkoda this weekend, but I'll post about that later...

1 comment:

Peter and Stephanie said...

hahaha I love your play on words!!! What's with the gorge always being totally packed!? Did you see any girls walking around in high heels and short skirts? That always cracks me up...