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B&W Photography: Japan trip 2013

Our Japan trip would not be complete without my favourite black and white pictures from the trip. The first one was taken while we were waiting at Kyoto station for the Shinkansen to take us to Nagoya. From there we would take the train to Takayama in the Japanese alps. I like this picture because… Continue reading B&W Photography: Japan trip 2013

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Photography: Japan trip 2013 in colour

Finally, we've come to the end of our journey across Japan, which took us from Kyoto to Tokyo. We've had an amazing time, ate great food, meet nice people and saw so many modern and traditional sights, it was fascinating. I've selected my favourite pictures from this trip, first - all colour pics. Tomorrow, all… Continue reading Photography: Japan trip 2013 in colour

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Kyoto: Zōri and Origami

While walking through Gion I noticed a few shops selling interesting looking footwear. Initially I thought that these are the typical shoes for Geishas, but then I did some research and found that Geishas wear two types of sandals. The wooden sandals, which can be very high, are called Geta. They can be worn with… Continue reading Kyoto: Zōri and Origami

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Kyoto: Night falls at Kamo River

After strolling through Gion the night was falling. We walked over the bridge at Kamo River, which is popular with residents and tourists. A few people were walking along and sitting next to the pathways running alongside the river. The water level of the river was quite low, but we enjoyed the reflections of the… Continue reading Kyoto: Night falls at Kamo River