The second day of our trip to San Francisco had us doing a number of very touristy things starting bright and early in the morning. Dottie’s True Blue Cafe, S.F. Maritime Park, Fisherman’s Wharf and Ghiradelli Square awaited! Continue reading
One easy way to pack in some sight seeing on a short trip is to make sure and visit things at night. Big attractions are often well-lit and offer some interesting photo opportunities. I put this tactic to good use by visiting the Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto at night. Continue reading
While in Kyoto I was also able to stop by and see Nijo Castle (Nijojo). It was built in the early 1600’s by Tokugawa Ieyasu. While the name probably isn’t familiar, his story certainly is: the novel (and later mini-series) Shogun. Continue reading
On a recent trip to Japan I visited Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto, a Buddhist temples first built in 798 and reconstructed in 1633. The temple offered fantastic views of the city of Kyoto and plenty of photo ops. Continue reading
Greetings from Norway! As I write this it’s 29 degrees, a light snow is falling and at high noon the sun is barely above the horizon. I’ve just come in from a brisk walk where I got wear my scarf for the first time in years… Continue reading
I’ve been travelling a good bit for work the past two months. In fact, I think last week was the first full week I’ve spent at home since April! Chicago, Washington D.C., Boston, Baltimore, San Francisco… It all kind of runs together after a while!
Just days before Henry’s birthday I went on a quick business trip to Tokyo, Japan. It was a whirlwind trip, leaving on Sunday and returning on Wednesday. In the hours before and after our meetings I wandered around the city near our hotel. Continue reading