America

Alcatraz

February 21, 2014 · 2 comments

Alcatraz. I didn’t know much about it. It’s a prison out at sea based on a rock, and Al Capone was sent there. I never watched the movies like The Rock, or Escape From Alcatraz so didn’t have any expectations of the place. But still, I knew I wanted to go. I love places which have been abandoned, it fact it’s a hobby of mine to visit such places. One of my favourite places I visited was Angkor Wat, and I knew Alcatraz could turn into a favourite too.

Alcatraz

The Rock

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There Be Art Here

February 18, 2014 · 0 comments

So free for the afternoon we set on out to just make our own way and explore. Finally my style of travel! As we were advised to stay out of the Tenderloin area, I thought I’d try to skip the area, but promptly walked straight into the heart of it. There were a few art galleries on route which took Harue’s attention, and one pathetic attempt of a camera shop (hey I live in Japan, very little comes close for camera merchandise). I also noticed some reconstruction was covered by boards (to protect the public from dust/debris etc) was open for artists to have a go of creating something on them, which was actually nice to see, very characterful and not something seen in my adopted home country of Japan. Next we seem to find ourselves in the city centre and I am tricked into going into some shops again. Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →

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So after getting the Vegas essentials out the way, it was time to take a flight to San Francisco, the place I had the highest expectations for being one of the better places for food, culture, architecture, acceptance, forward thinking and also home to Silicone Valley too. Fortunately it didn’t disappoint, and I came across few homeless beggars in comparison to LA.

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Vegas Photo Essay Part 2

February 11, 2014 · 0 comments

This is a continuation from the last post‘s photo essay. Enjoy!

Bellagio fountains

The famous fountains

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A Few Days in Vegas

February 4, 2014 · 2 comments

The remaining time in Las Vegas was during the usual rounds of casinos, Fremont street, and a change from the Flamingo Hotel to the Luxor hotel (the big pyramid one with the giant light pointing from the top). If you want a decent Vegas story, get Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson (UK Link), or the film based on the same book starring Jonny Depp.

So rather than boast about how I came out $30 up, watched a show had 3 days of rain in a desert and all that usual tourist nonsense, I thought I’d make this a photo essay instead. So here you go:

Vegas Hotel

New York New York

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