Nanzen-ji 南禅寺 by M_Strasser Via Flickr: Nanzen-ji (南禅寺 Nanzen-ji), or Zuiryusan Nanzen-ji, formerly Zenrin-ji (禅林寺 Zenrin-ji), is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. Emperor Kameyama established it in 1291 on the site of his previous detached palace. It is also the headquarters of the Nanzen-ji branch of Rinzai Zen. The precincts of Nanzen-ji are a nationally designated Historic Site and the Hōjō gardens a Place of Scenic Beauty. (Wikipedia) As part of the temple ground, there is a little garden. If I remember correctly, you had to pay an entrance fee. I really liked this garden.
plastic 柄杓 by Neconote Via Flickr: 氷川神社。由緒ありそうな神社なのに、お手水の柄杓がプラスチック製で衝撃を受けた。
I was surprised that the ladles of chozu are made by plastic though this shrine with a long and distinguished history.
A protester confronts the riot police after the protest is stopped from reaching Mexico City’s main square where President Enrique Peña Nieto was participating in the celebrations for Mexican Independence Day today.