Your Future

delete as appropriate... I see a [tall/short], [young/old], [dark/fair], [handsome/ugly]....

Posted by Andy at January 31, 2006 :: 12:19 PM | Comments(3)
Happy New Year

Yesterday was of course Chinese new year (happy new year!) and a few of us took a train to Yokohama which has one of the largest China towns in the world. There was a parade with several dragons and lots....

Posted by Andy at January 30, 2006 :: 12:18 PM | Comments(0)
Waves

It's fun playing around with these images in the GIMP. I've got lots of them now, but....

Posted by Andy at January 29, 2006 :: 12:21 PM | Comments(0)
Tie the Knot

With all his talk of marriage, I dedicate this shot to Dan! I want to take more photos like this. They are so unpredictable but hopefully I'll end up with something like....

Posted by Andy at January 28, 2006 :: 07:01 AM | Comments(4)
Blanket

There was between 6cm and 10cm of snow in Tokyo yesterday depending on who you believe, and also which area of Tokyo you were in. It started snowing during the night and continued....

Posted by Andy at January 22, 2006 :: 12:42 PM | Comments(0)

For those of you who have not had the pleasure of ramen it is a thin soup with noodles in, often with some seaweed, a boiled egg and some thin pork slices on top. It is very filling, very delicious and is the food most salarymen have at 3am after a night's drinking. Basically a more meal-like doner kebab. Since it is....

Posted by Andy at January 20, 2006 :: 12:59 PM | Comments(0)
Language Barrier

This is one of the comparison shots I had in mind. I'm guessing most of you will be able to tell which is the London Underground station at Canary Wharf and which is the Yamanote....

Posted by Andy at January 19, 2006 :: 12:37 PM | Comments(0)
Planetary Alignment

I was going to go with a shot that wasn't so obvious what things were, but in the end I preferred this one. I'll refrain from describing it precisely until....

Posted by Andy at January 18, 2006 :: 12:18 PM | Comments(4)
Guidance

One of the many extravagant buildings in Omotesando. This one belong to a chap named Christian....

Posted by Andy at January 17, 2006 :: 11:58 AM | Comments(0)
Five

The art of caligraphy practised on a wooden post. I think this is the kanji for the number 5, please....

Posted by Andy at January 16, 2006 :: 12:11 PM | Comments(3)
Butt Divine

The cigerette, perhaps the universal litter, as it rested in what looked to be like a set of tracks in stone that could be used for divining....

Posted by Andy at January 15, 2006 :: 12:22 PM | Comments(0)
The World Turns

I'm pleased with how this one turned out. It seems to be as if the cyclists....

Posted by Andy at January 14, 2006 :: 12:18 PM | Comments(0)
Omekuji

Omekuji (pronounced oh-meh-koo-ji) is essentially a fortune paper which are normally found around shrines and temples. The way to select your fortune is to shake the hexagonol metal....

Posted by Andy at January 13, 2006 :: 12:15 PM | Comments(0)
Snack of Champions

It is unusual for a festival or event of any kind not to have a gathering of food stalls nearby and....

Posted by Andy at January 12, 2006 :: 11:57 AM | Comments(1)
Brellas

The following day at Asakusa was just as busy despite the rain. As always the Japanese are serious about their events and are not afraid of a sea of....

Posted by Andy at January 11, 2006 :: 12:04 PM | Comments(0)
New Year Approach

On the approach to the main shrine the crowds were a little thinner. I'm assuming this area was also swarming with people earlier in the....

Posted by Andy at January 10, 2006 :: 12:48 PM | Comments(0)
Please Wait

This shot gives a better idea of the number of guards that were at Meiji shrine on new years day. I hope....

Posted by Andy at January 09, 2006 :: 12:43 PM | Comments(0)
Move Along

As promised we're back to Tokyo now. At the start of a new year many Japanese like to visit a shrine to pray and donate a few coins to bring luck....

Posted by Andy at January 08, 2006 :: 12:44 PM | Comments(0)
Epiphaneve

Since it is bad luck to still have decorations up after the Epiphany I'd better post this one today to be sure to not....

Posted by Andy at January 05, 2006 :: 12:55 PM | Comments(1)

Ewe

Ewe

The new Spitalfields Market in the heart of the city has several new and varied sculptures. These large size letters fit well with yesterday's image, so I posted them even though I didn't get a shot of them....

Posted by Andy at January 04, 2006 :: 02:43 PM | Comments(2)
Nothing to See Here

Other passers-by seemed incredibly non-plussed by the towering Christmas tree complete with decerations and topped with a lethal looking star....

Posted by Andy at January 03, 2006 :: 12:50 PM | Comments(0)
Death to the Walkman

Perhaps this innocuous little sign in a London shop front was the cause of the entire iPod revolution. Or perhaps the artist meant something entirely different. What do you think?....

Posted by Andy at January 02, 2006 :: 02:00 PM | Comments(0)
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