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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Walking off the path of Kumamoto Castle

Because Kumamoto Castle was one of 3 castles that had been preserved and not renovated, I was really excited to walk around it. I had walked for hours, around the perimeter and inside the castle walls, but when I came out through the front (I'd entered from the back), I found this. No one was really walking that path, but I thought it was the most beautiful part.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2015
Date Uploaded: 05.2016
Photo Location: Kumamoto, Kumamoto-ken, Japan
Camera: FinePix Z1000EXR
Copyright: © Mary Ann Gutierrez