the walk...

Nov 06, 2019,23:31 PM

I was fortunate to get a beautiful day last week.  In about 18 hours I am headed for Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture to photograph the autumn colors.  I just got a phone call from a friend there and the leaves are at the peak... and more brilliant than in recent years... super crowded, but I can't wait.

I might be less frequent here over the next couple of days as I am not planning to take my laptop this trip. In the mean time, please enjoy some photos from the neighborhood.

5 minute walk from home


Thanks for looking,

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Enjoy and looking forward to your photographs...

 By: cshimokita : November 7th, 2019-00:15
I ran across an interesting article the other day on BBC World... "flâner" (to wander aimlessly) a French word with no English translation usually translated to English as "stroll" or "ramble", but I understand there are additional nuances Japanese has th... 

Thanks Bobbe...

 By: cshimokita : November 7th, 2019-12:14
I am always interested in how unique terminology develops in different languages & cultures... Casey

A few from Japanese...

 By: cshimokita : November 7th, 2019-13:44
木枯らし Kogarashi: the cold wind that lets us know of the arrival of winter. 物の哀れ Mononoaware: "the pathos of things." It is the awareness of the impermanence of all things and the gentle sadness and wistfulness at their passing. 森林浴 Shinrinyoku: ("forest ba... 

Good to see the neighbourhood.

 By: fernando : November 7th, 2019-00:09
People are out and about, taking advantage of the beautiful weather I presume. Have fun on your trip. cheers fernando

Thanks fernando....

 By: cshimokita : November 7th, 2019-00:17
just sorting out the gear at the moment... chargers, extra memory cards, CPL filters, kindle, etc Casey

A wonderful place

 By: Quan : November 7th, 2019-07:28
To my memory and its shopping outlet to my better half

Thanks John...

 By: cshimokita : November 7th, 2019-12:15
I will definitely do a little shopping this trip ; ) Casey

I have enjoyed these photos very much...

 By: orahu : November 7th, 2019-07:49
While I wait for a flight from Manchester, New Hampshire to Washington, DC. I also appreciate the language lesson for stroll or ramble! I will file that away for the future!

Thank you orahu...

 By: cshimokita : November 7th, 2019-12:18
I will try and remember to dig up my list of non-English terms with no direct English translation... I have a little collection ; ) Casey

1954 was a very good year!

 By: EdTonkin : November 7th, 2019-09:18

Godzilla is definitely a local favorite... ; )

 By: cshimokita : November 7th, 2019-12:24
I agree about '54 being a good year... and Happy Birthday !! Casey

Thank you Casey! [nt]

 By: EdTonkin : November 7th, 2019-16:39

Alas it's a different park...

 By: cshimokita : November 7th, 2019-12:29
which reminds me that I should visit again soon. I haven't had eel in a couple of years and I have a favorite unadon (unagi don) restaurant very near the lake in Ueno... great location for photos as well. Casey

I was going off of the lake...

 By: mdg : November 7th, 2019-19:55
...and the swan paddle boats. Ueno Park has fantastic art museums and, when I once visited, a huge outdoor pottery show. The area around the train tracks was especially lively near the station. I always tell visitors to Japan, ‘The closer you are to the t... 

the train is a good way to move around...

 By: cshimokita : November 12th, 2019-15:33
including subway of course ; ) Casey

thanks for sharing your photos! makes me look forward more to my visit to Japan!

 By: terbaboom : November 7th, 2019-18:08
here are some photos from my previous trip ...  

beautifully captured images...

 By: cshimokita : November 12th, 2019-15:30
lots of green and water... great memories. Casey