Love Hate

“Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.”
— Buddha

[For Takami]

This five-tiered pagoda — goju-no-tu — is Epcot Center’s hyperrealistic landmark for its Japan Pavilion. It is a wonderful representation of a fictionally enhanced replica of reality, a premise around which the whole of Epcot Center has been designed. This structure is a Disney-fied representation of the famous Horyuji Temple in Nara. I took some liberties with the photo and hyperrealized the subject even further. I hope you like it.

"Horyuji Hyperreality", Nikon D800, ISO 800, f/5.6 at 1/160 sec., 160mm

“Horyuji Hyperreality”, Nikon D800, ISO 800, f/5.6 at 1/160 sec., 160mm
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  1. I have just decided to check WordPress, and lo and behold, a dedication – I’m flattered! 🙂 Thank you for sharing another beautiful photo. I love the effects you used to enhance the image even more. Hopefully, you’ll have a chance to visit Japan “for real” 😉


  2. I like the “hyperreal” effect, too, although I don’t know why it makes me feel buzzy. Combined with the amazing quote you chose from the Buddha, it sets me to musing about “hyperlove”.


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