Kinkaku-ji Temple, the Golden Pavilion under snow in Winter

It was snowing as I woke up and the whole city was white. I decided to go to my favorite places in Kyoto and arrived there as the spectacle of the Golden Pavilion under the snow was magical.

In December 2017, I participated in an online photo contest on Photocrowd about religious buildings and this photo was picked up as #3 Expert Choice by Sue Barr, an Architectural photographer, and the expert for this contest.  

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I love this photograph of the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto. It’s almost a black and white photograph except for the gold of the temple. The snow adds to the delicacy of the image and helps to exude a wintery atmosphere.

Sue Barr

Expert judge for the contest