I'm Australian and, like many of my curious contempories, enjoyed exploring and wandering in my younger days. In recent years, I've had a couple of fantastic trips to Europe, Mexico, Cuba, and Japan. Writing about my travels is enjoyable too.
But Pixabay Doesn’t … It is immediately obvious when you visit Cuba that this country loves a dome. From the glorious El Capitolio, to the neglected Glorieta Mudéjar in Vedado, and the rotunda in Cienfuegos’s Parque Jose Marti, they’re everywhere. A typical example is the Museo Nacional de la Lucha […]
Since the first time I saw a traditional kimono, I’ve been fascinated by the contrast between the simple construction and the exquisite, ornate decoration on these garments. These days I’m more interested in contemporary Japanese fashion than the traditional, but was still keen to visit Orinasu-Kan which is The Foundation for […]
If you are hoping for some fantastic shots of this Tadao Ando building, don’t go on a rainy day – the grey skies won’t do it justice and there is no shelter for you and your tripod while you set up the shots. A clear Autumn day would be good […]
We stand on ceremony here. Young women robed in white by Taishi Nobukuni direct the rituals—this way please, take a seat, form a queue. Cameras reluctantly stowed, we follow directions, wait our turn, and wish we’d worn nicer socks.