This is just an a photograph of Mt. Fuji from the shinkansen going to Kyoto from Tokyo. On the train, you catch a glinpse of it quite early and the train takes you closer and closer – until – you have this view. If you fly into or out of Narita airport, you also getContinue reading “View from the Shinkansen, Japan”
My favourite thing to do, if I go somewhere on holiday, is to spend time just wandering around. If you ever go to Osaka, chances are you will have a list of attractions you want to see (Osaka Castle, the Osaka Aquarium…), but I nearly always find that the journey there is more interesting thanContinue reading “Lasts, Osaka”
More trees! Or perhaps it is more yellow leaves against a blue sky. Or sunny winter days.. As I remember it, this was part of an avenue of trees between temples. Nara is a beautiful place to visit on a day trip from Kyoto or Osaka.
Most people go to Nara to see deer and/or temples (I might share some photos of those another time). I believe I was walking to an art gallery when I saw this tree in the car park. Not sure the photo really does the tree justice – but it really was lovely.
I don’t really like the idea of keeping animals (especially large mammals) in captivity, but always seem to visit every zoo and aquarium I have the opportunity to see. Kyoto aquarium is very smart and clean, with as you can see, a dolphin stadium. Several times a day, they have dolphin shows with a mixtureContinue reading “Dolphins, Kyoto”
I wander between photographing in squares and rectangles. My squares tend to be more thoughtful, because I’m using an inverted image on a ground glass which is just a slower way of doing things. I really enjoyed my visit to the Kyoto Imperial Palace, it is beautifully cared for and the staff give the impressionContinue reading “Garden, Japan”
This is a photograph I took in Ueno Park, which is in the centre of Tokyo. If we zoomed out, you would see that Ueno is the distict where the Zoo and National Museum are (a fascinating place as well). It is rather beautiful and manages rich colours, even in the middle of winter. Although,Continue reading “Foliage, Tokyo”