Category Archives: photo portraits of cities

Kookaburra sits…

As I sat on a Sydney balcony admiring the view, which included planes every couple of minutes, I heard a song and turning around I saw that I was being watched by a kookaburra on the balcony opposite. I was … Continue reading

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Cool Parisian Shop Dogs

I have just returned from two weeks in Paris.  It was a photographic material-gathering trip for new drawings.  While looking for inspiration, sometimes I took photos just for fun.  Below are three stylish Paris dogs in their super-cool shops. Most … Continue reading

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Christchurch: Now’s Good

When is a good time to visit Christchurch? In 2010 and 2011 Christchurch suffered catastrophic earthquakes. It still hasn’t recovered.  You can see huge empty spaces right in the city centre. Perhaps you should have visited prior to 2010. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Fun in Higashiyama

When I go to Kyoto I spend a lot of time on the streets of Gion, Pontocho, Miyagawacho and Gion Higashi trying to get photos of maiko and geiko.   Trooping around the kagai (geimaiko districts) is sheer hard work!  In contrast, a gentle … Continue reading

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Photobombs on the Streets of Kyoto

When one is trying to photograph maiko and geiko on Kyoto streets, one is certainly not alone.  Cars cruise by while dangerously-speeding taxi drivers blare their horns at straying pedestrians.   Delivery boys on bikes whizz and a constant stream of cheek-by-jowl pedestrians wander willy-nilly. … Continue reading

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Chicago

During our recent trip to America, Matthew and I had one and a half days to briefly look at Chicago.  Here are a few photos taken during our walk on a rather brisk (fairly freezing) spring day. Our glimpse was enough … Continue reading

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The Streets of San Francisco

It was a fresh end-of-April spring day in San Francisco when I explored the area around Telegraph Hill.  This was my first trip to the fair Californian city.  Much of it looked familiar to me as topography and architecture was … Continue reading

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