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Hey there guys!

Here’s some photos which we took at a temple in Kyoto, called Nanzen-ji temple which is, according to wikipedia, one of the five great zen temples of Kyoto. This day, we chose to take public transport because our bottoms were quite sore from bike riding around Kyoto.

My most favourite thing about visiting temples and such in Japan, would have to be the surrounding gardens, which have such ancient and beautiful trees that frame the people and the place in such beauty and  serenity.

We probably spent more time examining the gardens and enjoying the shade from the hot sun than within the temples themselves.

Being on this journey, has been so amazing, and I truly cannot believe that Vess and I have been  in Japan for nearly over a week, and soon will be returning to Melbourne for the start of our university semester. It’s so surreal to think that once we return, our experiences may simply become pleasurable memories which we learn from and apply to new situations our to our own stories.

On a quick note, thankyou to all the wonderful feedback we received from the blog post of our glorious friend, Cheryl.
I would like to make two quick special mentions of two dear friends, Chole and Maddy, who told me that they actually bought some of Cheryl’s beautiful pieces at the Boxhill market the other week. Both of them were amazed at how small the world was and to have seen Cheryl on our blog. For me, it was awesome to hear the amazement and wonder in their words as they described what a coincidence it was for them to have made a connection between these beautiful pieces and the person behind them.

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Will be posting more soon,

and just before I go, I wanted to  do another shout out to my dear blogger friend Mandy Faith, who’s work I admire so much.

To have her encourage us in our own work, is such a compliment and so humbling.

Have a look at her blog, if you love Europe and beautiful pictures.

-keep being you-


{written by Val}



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  • cheryl 05/08/2013 at 10:15 am

    omg i didn’t even realise people recognised me/my stuff at the market from your post! yay! definitely owe that to you! 😀

    • Val & Vess 07/08/2013 at 12:11 pm

      Yippee! Glad to be of assistance! You’re the best!

  • Kim 02/09/2013 at 6:32 am

    love the pics ! love the blue skirt!

    • Val & Vess 25/09/2013 at 7:19 am

      Thank you so much Kim! Apologies for the late reply! I actually acquired the dress in Venice last year when I was studying there. We seriously loved Japan so much, the perfect place to practice our fashion photography!