My eyes hurt ! :D
First day in Shiga Kogen, Yakebitaiyama in Nagano : beautiful weather, great tracks and plenty of snow.
The Sigma Art 35mm F1.4 DG HSM in action : shooting stairs !
It has been a while since I took some pictures while taking the train in Tokyo, so here you go :)
Not that I particularly like Starbucks but their coffee taste is consistent.
Back from Prague, and out for a walk in Shimbashi to recover from the jetlag !
Jetlag, middle of the night, bored… but with an camera :) And before you ask, the blue light comes from a ~¥220 adapter : http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B0017SBERC
Details of the nice-looking Shokudouraku (食道楽), the latest addition to the long list of restaurants in Kagurazaka. Yes, still the Sigma Art 35mm F1.4 DG HSM in action ~!
Sugamo, the Akihabara of old ladies is also known for one thing : red underwear. Reminds me of China, where read underwears are sold everywhere around the Chinese new year. Red undies are supposed to bring you luck!
Peculiar Hair Salon in Sugamo.
My very first visit to Sugamo, the Akihabara of old ladies ! At the end of Jizō-dōri, there’s a cute little temple.
I knew the place – like everyone else – but this was my very first visit. Just wanted to check if they had some Game & Watch… And yes, they do : horribly expensive !
Looking up offers a completely different sight.
Trainee at Starbucks !
New restaurant in Kagurazaka. Looks like the manager of our beloved Uomaru decided to run his own place !
Unlike the previous posts might have suggested, there are robots in the robot restaurant… in addition to the scantily clad dancers :) And no, I did have an equal interest in capturing those robots. BUT most of them were just too large to fit in my 50mm lens. Need to go back with a wider […]
From the Robot Restaurant !
And now, from the Robot Restaurant : the bunny dancers !
And now the drummers from the Robot Restaurant. As you can see, I reached the limit of my AF with some of the shots not being too sharp… oh well, I thought you might still be interested ! PS : some of the shots are intentionally focused on something else than the drummer – just […]
First batch of pictures from the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku : the entrance lobby ! I think it’s safe to say that there’s no other place like that on earth.
Library Lounge THESE in Nishiazabu, great place, delicious cocktails.
Something I love in Japan : the pocket restaurants, tiny little places which can only accommodate a few customers. The food is usually very good and very cheap, the atmosphere often unique and the owners always talkative, even towards gaijins :) They seldom make much money but take great pride in providing good food.
Senso-ji and Nakamise-dori even more crowded than usual for the Japanese New Year. Nice experience nonetheless !
Typical scenes from an Airport, here at 135mm/f2 in Narita.
When not congested, this is how driving on a highway in Japan often looks like : no-one in the middle lane, very slow cars in the left lane, slow cars in the right. Seldom any reaction to headlight flashing or getting closer to make the driver understand that you want to pass (as depicted above). […]
I challenge you to guess where this was taken from ! :D
Shot by the brother while driving him back to the airport – well done ! :)
Abandoned truck, covered in snow, in the Nagano Prefecture.
Various Boeing 777 from JAL at Narita. Note to Air France and Delta : look, clean planes !
Killing time at Narita with my 300mm, I spotted this Airbus A320-211 from ANA : JA8304.