Monthly Archives: December 2006

Snap! Tokyo and London

The last few times I’ve been to Tokyo, I keep noticing things that seem very similar. This afternoon, I was walking around Wimbledon in London, and I spotted a detail on the side of the public library that I’d not noticed before. I was struck by the visual similarity to a photo I’d taken in Tokyo a few weeks ago.

Wimbledon:

Wimbledon Library Detail

Tokyo:

Tokyo Prayer Cards Close Up

In Wimbledon, the brick and tile detail are so apt for a Library, and in Tokyo, I was intrigued by what I understand to be prayer cards. Here’s both objects in context:

Wimbledon Library WallTokyo Prayer Cards

Thank you London Gay Men’s Chorus

Last night was their sold out show at the Barbican. It was just the thing to get into the Christmas mood. As ever, there was quite a varied repetoire, and the sight of all those men going through the choreography is impressive! It was also nice to have a compere (Sandi Toksvig) who didn’t have to apologise for not being gay herself! They mentioned their summer show – Bad Boys – and I see that it will be around the time of my birthday next year. Excellent!

Tokyo

My travels bring me to Tokyo this week

Narita Express Station

It’s a city I always enjoy visiting. The food is good, and the buzz reminds me of London. For the first time I actually did some sightseeing today!