The site of #Kinkaku -ji near Kyoto, was originally a villa called Kitayama-dai (北山第), belonging to a powerful statesman, Saionji Kintsune. Kinkaku-ji's history dates to 1397, when the villa was purchased from the Saionji family by shōgun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, and transformed into the Kinkaku-ji complex. When Yoshimitsu died, the building was converted into a #Zen#temple by his son, according to his wishes.
On July 2, 1950, at 2:30 am, the pavilion was burned down by a 22-year-old novice monk, Hayashi Yoken, who then attempted suicide on the Daimon-ji hill behind the building. He survived, and was subsequently taken into custody. The monk was sentenced to seven years in prison, but was released because of mental illnesses.
Day five - slowly but surely I realize how dangerous the crash really was. Thinking back to that second I flew over the car and feeling so helpless.
Thoughts come late but they came.
I was just so lucky.
Arrived in #Hakone#Japan , at night with big wind and rain, the next morning the top of the #mountain was totally in the clouds, so I had to go up there. And it was totally magical, surreal landscape changing every minute making you feel you are in heaven and the next minute in hell.
Amazing experience, go up in the #clouds#Fujifilm#XT2
Such an eventful weekend!
The European Ironman Championship in Frankfurt (Congrats to @janfrodeno, @patricklange1, @nickastelein, @sarah_stan_crowley)
The Crosscountry Worldcup (well done @mathieuvanderpoel and @paulineferrandprevot) and the start of the Tour de France!
Last but not least the start of @eurobike_show where I am going to be the next two days... What was your favourite race this weekend?
Mine definitely was the Ironman Frankfurt as the Canyon Athletes acted like a real team (as much as tolerated 😋)
My dearest cycling friends,
I am so impressed by how many people wished me well. We are such a strong community and even if we don't feel like being the closest friend of everybody - if it comes to spending words of comfort because of a crash (in my case I got hit by a car) there's nothing but team spirit. We suffer together on the bike during a climb and also if one of us can't ride for some time we feel that person and support him or her.
I figure we got so much power together we may could also change the situation on the road!
Where shall we start?
(After watching Le Tour De France, don't worry😎. I got time for this now😅)
(Picture taken at the #oakleyCyclingTour )
Throwback to that time the car almost hit us.
This time I got hit by a car.
Was riding on a cycling lane with green traffic lights and the car turned left.
Flew over the front lid.
Road rash and something which terribly hurts in my shoulder.
Again a broken helmet.
The ambulance brought me to the hospital immediately.
Now waiting for the doctor's diagnosis.
Such a bad year.
Probably won't be able to ride for some time.
The worst thing is my poor bike 😥
Well still got my phone (I'd prefer to still have my skin but you can't have everything) 😄
If the pros ride in your wind shadow 😎 - that must be the #oakleyCyclingTour !
Totally awesome ride on @canyon bikes (that turquoise colour tho) and a fantastic experience in Munich. Thanks to all those great people for sharing the road and the memories we won't forget!