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Alan in Tokyo and Kyoto November 2019
Sue and I are in Tokyo for a vacation …. photographing people and the place. After a long and gruelling flight we arrived. Getting to the hotel was tricky. We arrived at Shinjuku the worlds busiest station with several million passengers a day. It covers a vast area and has (I'm told) about 20 exits. We didn't find ours and had to wonder the streets complete with all our luggage until kind passers-by took pity on us and launched us in the right direction. Tokyo is a maze at the best of times and it was not the best of times.
Anyway, today we started exploring and it was National Costume Day with lots of women dressed in kimonos.
So, I'll put a few images on PP to demonstrate that I take a wider range of phots than you might imagine from my PP page.
Saturday 9th November 2019
It's my last day in Tokyo. tomorrow were going by the Shinkansen (the legendry bullet train) to Kyoto the ancient capital of Japan.
We've loved our six nights in Tokyo, You really can;t bet Japan for a vacation (apart from the horrors of jet-lag that makes you feel like death-warmed-up). Japan is utterly safe and it's the capital of cute. No one on Earth does cute like the Japanese. You have to come here to appreciate it. If I could wrap the Japanese up and bring them home … I would. They are lovely ... stop and look at a map and someone will help you. On our arrival we were lost at Shinjuku station. A passerby appreciated out problem and gave us a map. What kindness.
Friday 10th November 2019
We've now had several days in Kyoto, the old capital of Japan. It's a truly magnificent city. Full of history and charm. I have to admit, I've fallen in love with Japan. It's a truly amazing place to visit, it's utterly safe, and the people are so friendly. And it really is the capital of cute. Today we visited the Fushimi Inary shrine, a long path up a mountain through thousands of wooden gates pained bright orange. It's magic. If you can, go to Japan!
We travelled between Tokyo and Kyoto by the legendary Shinkansen Bullet train. Do not believe the propaganda! They are NOT always on time. Sometimes, they can be 10 seconds late. Shameful. OK, so I'm being ironic. I suffered the winter of misery on British trains last year when they changed the timetables. It was a nightmare. Changing at Manchester Piccadilly was like being caught up in a third-word revolution. the trains are quite remarkable in Japan.
I have been taking photographs since about 2000. Most of my work involves travel photography in places ranging from Tokyo to Arizona's Badlands to Berlin. I am interested in event photography and have attended all Whitby Goth Weekend events for the past few years, as well as the Venice Carnival and the New York Pride Parade.
I am also very interested in textures (walls, doors, street art), and aerial photography. I learned to fly light aircraft in the 1980s and have done a lot of photography in the west of the USA (California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada).
So far, I have had three public exhibitions of my work in galleries in the North East. I have applied to join PurplePort to gain some experience with portrait photography, as opposed to street photography. I have both Canon and Olympus cameras and lenses.
In real-life, I'm a retired university professor who devotes his time to writing, travel, and photography.
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