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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

@TuttleBooks

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.

St. Paul’s Church, Copenhagen

Nyboder's Church

I was killing time one lovely afternoon in Copenhagen this past summer when I stumbled upon this neighborhood for the first time. I think I will do more random exploring of neighborhoods in Copenhagen next summer.

Anyway, this neighborhood is featured in the recent movie, The Danish Girl. I’m not sure if this church (Sankt Pauls Kirke) makes an appearance in the film or not. I’ll post a photo or two of the buildings that are in the movie soon.

Santoku

santoku nishiwaseda tokyo japan grocery store near waseda university

三徳 西早稲田店

For TBT I chose this pic today. This was the grocery store near our apartment in Tokyo from 2009-2010 that we went to pretty much every day. After returning to the states I realized I didn’t take any photos of the stuff we saw every day, like Santoku. So when I went on a nostalgia stroll in 2013 I decided to get a photo of good, ol’ Santoku.

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