below and beyond

below and beyond

At the end after passing below the level of the road, down to where the tracks used to be submerged. Across the canal is the city's zoo, while taking the steps back up leads to a nice walk around the canal and the approach to a block containing art museums, theatres, parks and the Heian-jingu 平安神宮.

at once

at once

Strolling down the Keage Incline 蹴上インクライン and taking in the splendour of the cherry blossoms, but also the sense of wonder that's with everyone during hanami 花見 and the joy as people gather and reflect on the transient beauty.

Here, several hundred metres down the slope where it begins to near the level of the street below.

dream daze

dream daze

People are drawn to balance on rail tracks. It's a natural impulse, like cats to cardboard boxes. This took me back to being a kid and doing the same on the tracks that used to run the length of the Urangan Pier.

pinku

pinku

A little further down where the real attraction begins. Weightless above the sides, the flowers gently fluttered in the occasional gust. It's the simple things.