Camera: Nikon FE2
Lens: Nikkor 50mm f/1.4
Film: Fuji Neopan 400 Presto.
All photos in this post were taken on January 3rd, 2013, while walking around the Japanese city of Onomichi (尾道, Hiroshima Prefecture) with my analog camera loaded with a roll of b&w film.
After arriving at JR Onomichi Station, the trip started with a cable-car ride up Mount Senkoji. Upon arrival, fellow travelers were soaking in the scenic beauty of the coastal landscape.
Descending from Mount Senkoji (which, peaking at around 140 meters, is actually more of a hill), a rocky pathway leads towards the main sight in this area, Senkoji Temple (千光寺).
The temple’s special location on the rocky surface of Mount Senkoji offers many atmospheric impressions, such as this area with stone statues, …
… or this corner with figures, on which pilgrims can write their wishes and prayers.
Beside the temple’s Bell Tower is an area with ema (wooden prayer plaques), behind which a lovely wide panorama over the city, and towards Onomishi Ohashi Bridge, is unfolding.
Walking further down Mount Senkoji, and leaving the premises of Senkoji Temple, one soon reaches the Pagoda of Tenneiji Temple (天寧寺), which has been towering over the adjacent small houses for many centuries.
Moving on, the pedestrian walkways become a bit more narrow …
… but always allow for a short rest to take in the ambience, and the view over the old town, …
… before continuing down the alleys and stairwells that lead all the way to street level.
From the premises of Myosenji Temple (妙宣寺), one can get a nice glimpse of the cable cars arriving at Mount Senkoji Ropeway Station.
Moving right along through some more atmospheric old streets, …
… we reach the flight of stairs at the bottom of Misode Tenmangu Shrine (御袖天満宮).
After climbing halfway up the stairs, a short look down …
… before finishing the climb, and taking a look at the main prayer hall.
Soon afterwards, it is time to leave Misode Tenmangu, …
… and walk back to Onomichi Station. Inside Hondori Shopping Street (本通り商店街), there are some shop fronts that seem to have preserved their old appearance as if in a time capsule.
This concludes the monochrome visit to Onomichi.