Day-tripping from Tokyo to Nikko is now practical by the new “Limited Express SPACIA” Tobu Railway train that cuts traveling time to less than two hours.
Mining for Gold in Banff!
The worlds of art and technology at first glance may seem far apart, or too different from each other to be compatible, but in my case, the two go hand in hand. Since I’m a legally blind photographer, it would be impossible for me to practice my art without today’s technology.
A long weekend getaway gave me the opportunity to test Club Med’s former slogan and my particular favorite, “The Antidote to Civilization.” Their new one is fine, “Where Happiness Means the World,” but I’m already happy enough, I just needed to tune out for a bit.
After a long flight, some people like to hit the hotel bed. I’d rather start exploring. I like to walk the area near my hotel and find a spot where I can hang out with locals. These photos are from a tiny yakiton bar I found under some train tracks in Tokyo. The beer was cold, the people were warm.
Bhutan is an ancient buddhist country situated between China and India – tightly squeezed between these two superpowers. High in the Himalayas Bhutan was long withdrawn from the world. Due to it’s difficult terrain and remote location it has been never conquered by a foreign enemy.
The butterfly is a symbol of the soul, of enlightenment and transformation, and for some, represent the spirit of the dead. For three years, I have shared my garden with these seasonal winged visitors. And in the process of rearing them, I too have changed.
In Banff, in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, from December to end of February, the Winter sun is cherished as it is not long shining on the landscape. Many lament the short days as the sun comes up around 8 and goes down at 4, so when the sun is up people get out.
In the past I have thought that in order to take wonderful and interesting photographs, I have to go somewhere different, somewhere exotic, somewhere that isn’t here. But one thing I am learning from my ongoing photography project is that this is not the case.
The Canary Islands, and particularly Tenerife, have been high on my “must visit places” on my bucket list for years but will only an inking as to the cause of this yearning.