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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Red lanterns in the streets of Kyoto.

Kyoto is an incredible place. As a photographer, it was overwhelming. Every little place I passed in the small alley-like streets was so photogenic, I wanted to take a picture of every single door, sign, and lantern. The streets were astonishingly immaculate, with no dirt or garbage in sight. It felt like an honor walking those streets and passing by what seemed like exclusive spots that only close family or friends knew about.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Kyoto, Japan
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © Jason Rogers