Panda Paradise

Panda Paradise

This week on Picture of the Week I’m starting my series on China from our travels there earlier this summer.  I figured since I’ve featured animals the last two weeks (our cat Charlie and the non-snow monkeys from Japan) that I’d just carry the theme...
King Charles

King Charles

…while I’m on the subject of animals doing funny things (if you missed it, be sure to check out last week’s post on monkeys), this seriously cracked me up, so I had to share. Our cat Charlie loves to sleep in the funniest of positions, and sometimes...
Monkeys Looking at Things

Monkeys Looking at Things

This week we say farewell to Japan (for now) on Picture of the Week, and I wanted to end with a whimsical post… and what could be a more whimsical subject than monkeys? As I was planning my trip to Japan, one of the things I really wanted to see were the snow...
Odaiba Kaihin-Koen Park at Night

Odaiba Kaihin-Koen Park at Night

By all relevant metrics (population / GDP / etc), Tokyo is the largest “city” in the world.  I say “city”, because Tokyo is technically not actually a city, but rather a metropolis, which is a collection of 23 city-like (meaning they have their...
Reflection of Osaka Castle

Reflection of Osaka Castle

When I think about Japan, one of the things that stands out in my mind is its architecture, and more specifically, its ancient architecture.  While I was visiting, I wanted to capture something that just said “Japan” to me, and while Mount Fuji is...
The Tō-ji Pagoda

The Tō-ji Pagoda

Prior to leaving for Japan, I asked my friends who had been there what all I should see, and what I should avoid.  Almost universally, people said ‘avoid temple-fatigue’ in Kyoto.  As it turns out, there are more temples in the Kyoto area than you’d...

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