Today might be Valentine’s Day but it feels more like Christmas in the Winter Wonderland that is currently Tokyo. It’s this week’s second snowstorm, and I’m over it! The region’s worst snowfall in 45 years has completely shut down the capital, leaving normally bustling streets now deserted. Busy cities and snow are never a good … Continue reading
Looking out over the ever photogenic Tokyo Bay, featuring Rainbow Bridge, from Odaiba.
It’s been more than a year since I went to the man-made island, Odaiba, and I don’t know why it’s taken this long. There’s no shortage of restaurants, shops or museums, plus a theme park and a small beach, all clustered together opposite the Tokyo skyline. When the weather permits*, Odaiba is always a nice … Continue reading
While I’m hardly your typical “True Blue Aussie” (people are often surprised to find I’m Australian) there’s one particular trait I haven’t lost – my inability to cope with temperatures below 10°C. You’d think after 5 properly cold winters I would have acclimatised, but with snow forecast for tomorrow there’s not place I’d rather be … Continue reading
Braving the cold for hours, surrounded by thousands of people invading your personal space is all part of the uncomfortable experience of Hatsumōde, the first shrine of the year. This week I endured the crowds of one of the busiest shrines – Meiji Jingu in Tokyo – to pray to all the gods for good health and … Continue reading
How do you measure a year in the life? Rent tells us to measure in love, I prefer to measure in photos. These are some of my favourite photos of 2013, featuring the incredible places I’ve seen and the amazing people I’ve been so lucky to meet. While I still haven’t figured where I’m headed … Continue reading
I very rarely photograph people, choosing to shoot scenery or my surroundings, but even rarer is letting someone photograph me. Today a good friend of mine and I tried our hands at it, at first feeling incredibly awkward, but eventually having a lot of fun traipsing around Yokohama, getting creative. These were some of our … Continue reading
Wishing everyone around the world a very Merry Christmas! German Christmas markets – Yokohama, Japan