Time Zones, A Photo Exhibit, Minneapolis, March-July 2017

This is a catalog, of sorts, of my travel photography exhibit at Icebox Gallery in Minneapolis, March 25-July 29, 2017. Hours are Thursday-Friday from 10-6, and Saturdays from 12-5. The gallery is also open by [...]

Rice Harvest, Mount Fuji, Japan

The rice harvest, overseen by Fujisan. Mount Fuji doesn't reveal itself easily. We stayed near the mountain for three days and the clouds only cleared enough to get a good shot for maybe [...]

By |2018-05-11T13:17:42+00:00February 4, 2016|Categories: Asia, Japan, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |3 Comments

2013 in 50 Photographs

Kris and I visited 13 foreign countries this year. In order: Spain, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Canada, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Japan, back to Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, and Hungary. Our travels within the US [...]

14 Travel Books for your 2014 Pleasure

One shot from Henri Cartier-Bresson's The Face of Asia. All of these books, save one, were published a long time ago. In fact, a few of them were published before I was born. [...]

By |2018-06-22T10:25:05+00:00December 31, 2013|Categories: Blogs and Experts, France, Japan, Our Travel Life, Spain, United States|Tags: |4 Comments

Mt. Fuji from Iyashi no Sato, Japan

Another view of Mt. Fuji, taken looking over the rooftops of Iyashi no Sato, a traditional Japanese village. Actually, it's a restored village that mimics what a traditional Japanese village of the Edo period looked [...]

By |2016-02-04T08:43:30+00:00October 20, 2013|Categories: Asia, Japan, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |4 Comments

Mt. Fuji, Early Morning Snow Cover

It's been completely overcast since we've been in the environs of Mt. Fuji. It rained most of last night and into this morning, but about 10 a.m. the overcast parted just enough for Mt. Fuji [...]

By |2016-02-04T08:42:08+00:00October 19, 2013|Categories: Asia, Japan, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |2 Comments

Welcoming Visitors: Kanazawa Japan Shows Us How It’s Done

A useful phone app to the city that welcomes visitors, whether you are online or not Two misconceptions about travel in Japan come to mind frequently as we move around the country. First [...]

By |2015-01-07T12:04:31+00:00October 19, 2013|Categories: Asia, Japan|Tags: |0 Comments

Buddhas, Todai-Ji Temple, Nara, Japan

Two statues of Buddhas (or are they Bodhisattvas?) at the large temple in Nara, Japan, called Todai-Ji. The one on the right is the largest bronze statue of the Buddha in the world. The temple [...]

By |2013-10-17T21:14:10+00:00October 17, 2013|Categories: Asia, Japan, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |2 Comments

Sunset, Shirakawa-Go, Japan

We visited Shirakowa-go because it's a Unesco World Heritage site, and because, aside from the tourist area, it's a town that fairly accurately represents rural Japan from a few centuries ago. I've already posted a [...]

By |2015-06-05T06:15:01+00:00October 15, 2013|Categories: Asia, Japan, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |0 Comments