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Shirakawa district, Kyoto
Japan

Kyoto's Shirakawa Dori is perhaps the most beautiful street in the former capital. Located in Gion, one of the licensed geisha areas in Kyoto, it is a graceful and ancient street. Unlike much of modern Kyoto, which is full of clutter in the form of telephone poles and overhead wires, Shirakawa Dori ("white river street") is free of the wires. This affords a lovely view of the buildings and makes strolling a pleasure. Much of the rest of the city reminds one of the early part of the 20th century in the United States, when competing telephone companies strung wires from tenements to poles. Not Shirakawa.

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Copyright: Thomas Humeau
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Taken: 15/10/2011
Uploaded: 29/01/2012
Updated: 23/09/2014
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