Saturday, 14 March 2015

APQ @ The New Gehry Building, UTS

The Australian Piano Quartet performed flawlessly in the auditorium, acoustics were also flawless, well to me. Some luminaries were there, including therighton bob carr, who calls himself professor now?
Also ran into a distant cousin of mine, the man about town, Darryl Thoms.

Friday, 6 February 2015

The Exhibition, continued

New location, you know the scene.

'The Exhibition ' was posted Nov 2014.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Zushi Beach

This is where Tokyo-ites surf, and they were surfing, on their paddle boards, in the snow!
It's on the border of the big three, Tokyo, Kawasaki and Yokahama, down near Kamakura.
Beware of tsunamis.

Saturday, 24 January 2015


Last day in Ningyocho and I was feeling poorly, craving for something akin to stewed fruit. Good luck, but then m~ remembered seeing Ron the previous day, so the experience began. Fruit parfaits galore in the window, alas Ron was not able to produce them all, we compromised, the result is below.
Ron, yes that's him, started his coffee shop in the sixties and it hasn't changed since, abacus and journals prevail, nice finish to the trip for me.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Fuji Lakes

At first I thought, oh here we go, theme park Japan, but it wasn't. The natural beauty of the area made  up for the tourists, happiness prevailed I was in the mountains.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015


One night in Shinjuku on our way to Fuji lakes, it was new, it was cool. One room consisted of the bed only which had a glass wall between it and the bathroom, so we could have a lip reading or sign language conversation and eat little dried fishies.


Ise, birthplace of Shinto, hell of a place to get to and when there, hell of a place to get around, it's huge, we didn't actually get to see the major shrine.
The white horse, servant of the gods, cleanser of evil spirits. When it's a big deal they have a real one.
This horse had a special stable and was particularly spirited.