The Temple of the Golden Pavillion in Kyoto overlooks the lake surrounded by forest. Here it is seen through the branches of one tree.
I love how this Zen Buddhist temple, bathed in sunshine, lights up this iconic image.
The art image is of the new structure, which opened in 1955. Five years before a novice monk burned down the original temple.
Like the new temple, everybody wants to stand out in some way. Not everyone needs to be the center of attention. Instead, it can be enough to be the upright building in the background.
And like the old temple, sometimes we face disaster and destruction. But be resolute and know your life structure can be re-built till once again you return, to shine as that energetic pillar of light you are.
SchimJolie SILKTOGRAPHY Building Behind (2/8) Japan Collection 2018 Limited edition: 500 Sizes: Body (140cm by 140cm), Neck (90cm by 90cm), Pocket (70cm by 70cm)