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Saturday, January 29, 2011

The highway... that was left behind



 There was the village in the close bottom of the gorge.
 Though still noon, only here is already dusk.

 100 years ago, this post town was full of travelers.





 Most of the passersby do not walk this way.
 There are only the inns calmly.

 While waiting for a visitor without an expectation...




 A small light seems to be turned on.
 Time has passed. Most people will forget all.

 Memory may return to here again someday, by chance.


 The embers of an old prosperity.  
 Here is
Tsumago, Nagano Prefecture.


 The relations of this post, "
The way of the Middle Ages, Nakasendō "
01.16.2010 i contributed it.

60 comments:

  1. the first photo is amazing!
    interesting place

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  2. Great pictures Ruma.... well done again.

    greetings, Joop

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  3. amazing, Ruma! I say it every time - your images are wonderful!

    http://design-elements-blog.com/

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  4. Hello Ruma! A new point of view from a new part of our heart!!!!! KISSES AND HUGS FROM SPAIN!!!!

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  5. [The first one is pure poetry... all the work!]

    Absolut!


    João

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  6. Lugares ancestrales perdidos en la memoria. Excepcionales imagenes, amigo Ruma, para recordar estos lugares.

    Un abrazo,

    Luis.

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  7. Such interesting village!
    Great captures!
    Happy weekend.

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  8. hello Ruma Ruma thoughts around this picturesque village
    Merci Brigitte

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  9. the first one is a beauty Ruma...
    An old and quiet city waiting foto toerist to get by...
    nice photos

    grtz Nieske

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  10. Im ersten Foto zeigt sich die Poesie einer Berglandschaft. Ein schöner einblick in eine andere Kultur, vielen Dank...

    Herzliche Grüsse aus der Schweiz

    In the first photo reveals the poetry of a mountain landscape. A nice insight into another culture, thank you ...

    Kind regards from Switzerland

    Hans-Peter

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  11. Beautiful pictures Ruma.
    Have a nice weekend:)

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  12. they are different...Another culture! I like it very much
    Have a nice weekend!
    Kind regards from Bilbao,
    Pat

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  13. The architecture reminds me a bit of the streets in Narita on the way to the temple, except that Narita is full of life when Tsumago seems almost like a ghost town. However sad it is,it is still a very attractive town, very traditional, almost unspoilt.

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  14. Olá, amiga!
    O tempo passou, ficou na memória... mas a aldeia continua encantadora.
    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil
    •♥•..•♥•.¸

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  15. ...Excelentes fotografías de un bello lugar, en tiempo lleno de vida y ahora apagado. Gracias por acercarnolos a través de tu objetivo. Saludos.
    Ramón

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  16. very interesting post :)
    why the village is left behind like this?

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  17. Un lugar ancestral silencioso y lleno de nostalgias.
    Como siempre buenas fotografías.
    Feliz fin de semana Ruma.

    Saludos

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  18. A place forgotten by time, so peaceful and serene! Wonderful, Ruma! Thank you.

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  19. The shadows are reflect the passing of time on this place.

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  20. Je suis épatée de voir que dans si peu d'espace tout est en ordre et propre... C'est merveilleux !

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  21. Hi

    Oh You went to Nakasendo!! All those photos are beautiful and atmospheric! The quietness covered the old post-town made me feel relaxed.
    Your "Yuki-matsuri" photos are fabulous too!

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  22. A highway to a left behind village or almost.
    If I do not know everytime when I go on your blog I am in Japan yours photos show it very well. Very typical !
    Have a nice week-end, Ruma !

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  23. ...todo me resulta interesante y me llama la atención cuando vengo por aquí...saludos...

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  24. Ooo Ruma,
    I am very sorry for this nice place, because the people do not visit anymore ...
    Your photos are beautiful !!!
    Thank you
    Magda

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  25. How lovely photos, when you look at them you wish you could be there walking and enjoying the beautiful landscape. Have a great weekend Ruma!

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  26. very old school, i like, great pics.

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  27. Wonderful places, little houses, blue light, wonderful!
    I wish you a great weekend, Ruma!

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  28. Bellísimas imágenes! Un color espectacular.
    Saludos australes.

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  29. Great photos........the village looks so calme......I adore it

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  30. Ruma son maravillosas!
    saludos!

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  31. Nice photos about an interesting place.
    So this village is almost deserted now. What a pity...
    Have a nice sunday!

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  32. Un lugar interesante y por lo que cuentas ya no tan visitado. Me sorprende las casas de madera tan juntas y la calle estrecha. Son otras costumbres.
    Saludos.

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  33. Such interesting pictures...and ..story! Thanks for showing us !

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  34. Encantadoras fotografías ruma, me encantaria poder visitar este pueblo tan encantador.
    Felicidades por ellas.
    Un beso.

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  35. Beautiful and nostalgic place.
    Your shots are sublime!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    ***
    Have a beautiful week, Ruma****

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  36. Ruma, Thanks for bringing these beautiful places in your country to the rest of the world.
    Greetings

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  37. Good old Japan! Nostalgic and warm scenes・・・

    I remembered one story which I had read in childhood. Travelers get lost in a deep mountain. They find a hidden path which'd lead them to a utopia.

    This village looks something like that.

    Thank you for your excellent blog!!!

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  38. Con el tiempo todo cambia ,el lugar parece encantador una lastima ,las fotos románticas
    Un abrazo

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  39. Bonitas fotos y rememoran un pasado o un presente!!!!! BESITOS Y SALUDITOS DESDE ESPAÑA.

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  40. · Looks like a beautiful and interesting place near a gorge. It is a pity that old roads are abandoned and with them we forget charming villages.

    · greetings

    CR & LMA
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  41. 静けさのその意味
    これらの通りを吸う
    木材の間に
    抱擁

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  42. When I visited Tsumago in summer about 10 year ago, the place was bustling with people, probably because it was high season. Most of the time, the area must be sunk into silent solitude. There's something lonely about that.

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  43. I visited Tsumago many years ago and saw some empty spaces in some houses to let horses be tied up. They looked like forgotten rooms.

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  44. This is like a Japanese version of an old west ghost town. It's a wonderful place to take pictures and it sparks the imagination.

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  45. So much history, preserved. I'd love to visit. Thank you, Ruma, for this enlightenment!

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  46. I would love to spend a few quiet days in this serene, peacefull setting. It is definitely a far cry from Tokyo's Ginza or Shinjuku!!

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  47. ¡Hello Ruma!
    Beautiful and quiet place.

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  48. That was it the famous japane pilgrins road ?

    I shoud make a note about it in my culturel window about popular i *roads in the world, as silk raod, St Jacques de Compostelle, witch is, as well, a pilgrins road in Europe.Or, la route des routards after 1968.

    Could you tell me more about the japanese pilgrins road. Please.

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  49. A series of beautiful photos !
    I like the authenticity of your images, a very good work ! bravo !! :))

    Bye**

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  51. Wonderful pictures! This looks like the kind of out of way town I love to visit. Hopefully not too forgotten.

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  52. Hi, Ruma!! These pictures are delicious. Really beautiful. I like them very much!

    Have a good day!

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  53. What a cute little village. Sorry it seems to not be so inhabited anymore.

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  54. Amazing place, Ruma! Solitude but not forgotten.

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