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Old Town Square

Old Town Square

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Less than four months and I’ll be returning to Prague. Can’t wait.

St. John’s Church from Kyoto (1907)

Meiji Mura's St. John's Church from Kyoto 1907

Meiji Mura’s St. John’s Church (聖ヨハネ教会堂) from Kyoto (1907)

I was a bit surprised to find my random, desktop image of the day to be from Japan. But Meiji Mura is no ordinary place in Japan. At Meiji Mura you can find old buildings from all over Japan that have been moved to this location to continue to exist. Soon St. John’s Church will have spent more time in Meiji Mura than it did in Kyoto as it was moved to its current location in 1965.

Hiroshima’s Hondori

hiroshima shopping arcade hondori

Hiroshima shopping arcade hondori (本通)

Plaza de Mexiamora

Plaza de Mexiamora

6-photo photomerge of Guanajuato plaza

There are many plazas in Guanajuato. This one was my favorite as I found it by accident, it wasn’t crowded, and it was a lovely place to chill for a half hour.

St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral

Even though many of London’s attractions are free, a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral, just over the Millennium Bridge, will set you back £18. We didn’t have to decide whether we wanted to pay the fee as we arrived after 4 p.m., and they were closed for the day.

“Eco Living Japan” review

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I mentioned a while ago that I began reading this book. Although I finished reading Eco Living Japan: Sustainable Ideas for Living Green by Deanna MacDonald months ago, I never got around to writing a review–until now.

Once upon a time I was going to be an architect so design, buildings, etc. have always interested me since. In addition, I’ve always appreciated the clean look of some Japanese and Danish architecture and design. Someone not interested in Japan and/or these items probably won’t be very interested in this book.

The text wasn’t usually riveting for me, and the prose was fairly repetitive and unenlightening, but I still enjoyed the book–mostly because of the photos. The good news is the book is mostly photos.

Another critique I had with the book is the subtitle of “sustainable ideas for living green” should have the words “if you are extremely rich” added. Most of the projects examined are for relatively large, custom properties in Japan using materials that would cost several times the amount of more common construction. A very minor segment of the Japan’s population could afford these “sustainable ideas for living green”.

That said, the properties explored are fun to consider if you, like me, enjoy dreaming big.

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