Postcards

I probably end up going down to Edo River at least three times a week either by bike or on foot. It reminds me of Auggie Wren`s christmas story by Paul Auster photographing the same place at the same hour every day – photographing the time.

I think one of my preferred walking times in Tokyo is between 6 and 7 pm in this season. Kids rush back home on their bikes, the sun tries hard to set and the lanterns are all lighted up.

I went to Mukojiima-Hyakkaen Gardens yesterday for the full moon viewing but up watching the participants of a tea ceremony in the park. The moon chose not to make an appearance allowing me to focus on other happenings in the park.

Back from Okinawa where I sacrificed a six years old laptop to a heavy rain. Tokashiki Island is one of the most laid-back places that I have ever been to in Japan and not in a cheesy manner built on some vague “embrace the life” motto but on a gentle pace for life coupled with some of the most genuine smiles that I have ever seen in Japan.

Summer in Tokyo means hanabi – fireworks in other words. As if there is an agreement with the sky, it rains it rains and then on the day of the hanabi event and even just few hours before it, the rain ends.

Early morning stroll in Ueno Park enjoying the lotus season. Japan first makes you a flower person and then slowly turns you into macro photography. It does not matter if you used to think that macro photography was the least creative form of photography. It is the best way to get closer to these natural beauties and first understand and then appreciate them even better.

I sometimes hear questions about central Hokkaido in winter and whether it is worth a trip. I would say go for it particularly if you are into winter landscape photography – one of the finest winter landscapes that I ever got to experience where solitude is warmly embraced by white beauty.

One of the finest visual memories of my two months long trip to Thailand last year. The entrance of a bat cave – two very kind frenchman looking like they are the guards of the cave. Constantly raining outside and me thinking that the nature does not get any better.

I biked the Shimanami Kaido trail at the end of May when there was no rain and the weather was still cool enough to ride 80kms in one day. I have such memories of the trip including my two nights stay in lovely Sashima Island and Shiomi Guesthouse. Highly recommended trip for bikes of all degree. I feel like I am getting more used using my website everyday instead of social media. It feels like I am shooting out to the empty sky but I still like it.