Hollywood Road in Hong Kong

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Before I start, I need to dispell a complete myth. Hollywood Road in Hong Kong has NOTHING WHATSOEVER to do with Hollywood in the US. In fact this road existed LONG before there was ever a property development in L.A. called Hollywood. It was named after Lord Hollywood who had some things to do with the colony of Hong Kong over 150 years ago. …

Eat Drink Japan


I firmly believe that Japan has the best food in the world - which I know is a very controversial claim. It almost doesn't matter what kind of food you like, you will find the highest quality of it in Japan. Of course the very best food is the Japanese fodo available, and the choice is almost mind-boggling. …

Meguro back streets

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I live in Meguro, a very interesting part of Tokyo. It is one of the stations on the Yamanote Line that circles Tokyo - and is a great place to find restaurants and bars. Although it has to be said that almost eevrywhere in Tokyo is a great place to find restaurants and bars. A few weeks ago I sent my car into have a special paint treatment that would supposedly make it less susceptable to getting dirty (it doesn't work) and had an hour to spare until they called me. …

Fushimi Inari - Kyoto


I have been to Fushimi Inari Shrine a number of times over the past 10 years - and think it is probably the most amazing single destination in Japan. I was looking at the Shoot Tokyo ( blog from my friend Dave Powell recently returned from Kyoto and now blogging some lovely photos of the place - including some of Fushimi Inari. …

Koinobori Part II

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As often happens, I went of to photograph something and took both a digital and a film camera. The trip to see the Koinobori was no different. I took along my Sigma DP2 and a film medium format in the shapeof my Hasselblad 500CM and some rolles of film. I was not sure of the weather so I took osme rolls of Fuji Velvia 100 and Kodak Ektar 100. …

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