Flying into London, with a perfect view of the Thames. Many thanks to SAS… or perhaps the air traffic controllers for London Heathrow. (this image takes a few seconds to load, please be patient) It all starts at Tower Bridge in the foreground. Just beyond is City Hall, looking a bit like a fencing mask […]
Oedo Fukagawa Sakura Matsuri In the centre of Tokyo, on one of the canals, the boatmen of the Japanese Boat Society (和船友の会) carry locals and tourists in traditional Japanese boats to admire the wonder of the spring cherry blossom; hanami (literally looking at flowers). From 26 March to 13 April 2016, they are located beside exit 4 of […]
The Arakawa (Ara River) on a sunny January afternoon. Clear skies and winter sun show off the silhouettes and shadows of the edge of the city with the Skytree towering above the skyline. And finally, a panorama… … broken down into 4 segments
Tatsumi, one of the reclaimed islands on the edge of Tokyo, with its array of government housing, dormitories and other accommodation provides a fascinating array of patterns, textures and structures. Bridges and buildings. River defences stand beside the channels between islands. A small breakwater in a jungle of concrete. The area is almost deserted but everything […]
A late stroll down the Sumida River on a sunny afternoon. One of the local residents ready for sunny weather… with an umbrella. Best to be prepared for all eventualities! Factories backing on to the river. Other sightseers. And apartment buildings, although this one is in the midst of preparation for demolition – not a bad […]
Trying out some new techniques and using my new old lens for the first time watching come canoe practice on the river near Mitake… Of course it’s not all about canoes. Heading home now that it’s started to rain!
Edogawa (Edo River) on the border of Tokyo and Chiba… or how some Tokyoites spend their Sundays. The wall along the flood plane Walking along the river Baseball mound Distance from the sea (15 km) Trick cycling on the path along the flood defences. The edge of Tokyo Distance to the sea […]