Archive for the ‘Photos’ Category

Local temples and shrines

July 24, 2012

平間山 稱名寺

There are a number of small temples and shrines within walking distance of my apartment. Earlier this year I went round taking photos of them all.

Temples and shrines near Shin-Kawasaki and Kashimada

Tokyo View with Sky Tree in HDR

July 11, 2012

Tokyo HDR

I’m still alive; just not finding much time to upload photos to Flickr and write blog posts.

Here’s an HDR shot that I took late last year from the top of an apartment building in Edogawa, looking towards the Tokyo Sky Tree.

Tokyo Tower

August 15, 2011

Tokyo Tower

Some photos from around Tokyo Tower. I didn’t go up the tower itself because there was a big queue and I didn’t want to wait…

Summer holiday

August 14, 2011

Sunny everywhere else but here!

While we were back in the UK for 3 weeks, we spent a week down on the south west coast in Devon (Paignton, Brixham, Sidmouth).

Photos: Holiday in Devon


June 6, 2011


A peacock at Yumemigasaki Zoo Park.


January 12, 2011

Mt. Fuji

While flying out of Haneda last week, we had a great view of Mt. Fuji.

Unidentified Beastie

June 25, 2010


Found this little critter lurking in the stairway of my apartment building.

No idea what it is, but I’m glad I didn’t find it inside the apartment.


June 24, 2010


Some ducks wandering around near my apartment.


April 26, 2010

Cocoon Tower, Shinjuku

I had a bit of a walk around in Shinjuku yesterday and took a few photos.

Surprising Flickr photo popularity

March 9, 2010

Pink woman stencil graffiti

This photo of a stencil sprayed on a wall in Munich is by far the most popular image on my Flickr stream.

According to the stats it currently has more than 10,000 views, which is around 3 times more than the 2nd ranking image (sea cucumbers in South Korea).

I’m surprised. I took the photo with the crappy built-in camera on a mobile phone, and I didn’t think it had come out very well.


January 20, 2010


I’ve been a bit busy at work and home recently, but didn’t realise it had been 4 months since I posted anything here…

Here are a some photos from a trip to the Philippines in October.

Raw liver

August 21, 2008


Raw liver. At least I think it was liver. Whatever it was, it tasted quite good. It was part of a plate of raw meat served as a starter at DenDen, a Korean restaurant in Tokyo.

More photos (including cooked meat) on Flickr: Korean dinner at DenDen.

(Too) Big In Japan

August 20, 2008

(Too) Big In Japan

This was the height of the door frame in the living room of one of the apartments we looked at when we arrived in Tokyo.

Needless to say, we didn’t take that one.

John Lennon Museum

August 19, 2008

John Lennon photo montage

Photo montage outside the John Lennon Museum in Saitama. It’s the only museum of its kind in the world, so well worth a visit if you’re a fan of Lennon and The Beatles.

Afternoon coffee

August 18, 2008

Coffee Cans

These coffees don’t compare to the freshly brewed espresso that we used to enjoy after lunch in Munich, but at least they come in pretty cans that I can take pictures of and upload to the internet.

I’ve gone through all the different types available in the office vending machine, and now I’m having to go down to the convenience store to get my daily fix…