I always get a kick out of checking page stats. I am always curious to see what old posts are getting views. Often it surprises me what is getting attention on any given day.
Today, this old post and photo of Himeji Castle is getting some attention.
I remember I took this on the morning of New Years Day. The castle always has free admission for the first or first few days of the year and I took full advantage of this. If I remember right, I stayed all day, exploring and photoing every nook and cranny of the castle.
This was only a few months before they closed the castle for renovation. It recently reopened and looks… well, almost completely different. When I took this shot I thought it looked amazingly beautiful, but now it looks dark and dirty to me. I need to find time to go down to Himeji and get some new photos of the post-restoration view.