Posts tagged "river"
Some Deep Cuts pt.1

Some Deep Cuts pt.1

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been archiving my photo libraries trying to put some sensible order into the chaos. As I went back through several years of images, I realized that there were some that had been glossed over for any number of reasons… I suspect that laziness played the largest part. So what...
Tokyo after the last train

Tokyo after the last train

In Tokyo, the trains stop every night sometime between midnight and 1:30 or so. If you’re in town and you miss that last train, you’re pretty much stranded for four or five hours when they start running again for early morning commuters. Normally, there is no shortage of revelers in the Shinjuku area during this...
Takayama: Day 3

Takayama: Day 3

Our last day in the area, we traveled an hour to Shirakawa-go and the village of Ogimachi, an historic village that is preserved in the traditional look and construction of the Kiritsuma-Gassho-zukuri style of houses. These houses are constructed to withstand enormous loads of snow and high winds that are prevalent in the high mountain valleys...
Takayama: Day 2

Takayama: Day 2

Our second day took us to the Shinhotaka Ropeway where we were treated to some spectacular views of the Northern Alps and a fantastic ropeway (tram) ride that took us to 2,200 meters. The mountains were already covered with a thick layer of snow and the frigid air was absolutely wonderful after the extra-long summer and...
Honeymoon Location 1: Takayama

Honeymoon Location 1: Takayama

Our first stop on our Japanese honeymoon was a lovely Ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) called Wanosato. I cannot say enough wonderful things about the setting and above all, the people who pampered us. We were treated like royalty and ate better than I have at any point in my life. Our dinners ranged from shabu-shabu...
Back from the honeymoon!

Back from the honeymoon!

My wife Toni and I were finally able to take the time for a proper honeymoon this last week… only two years late, at least we took one! So I guess it may not be technically what some would call an actual honeymoon, but it was exactly that for us. We took a road trip...
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