Osaka

Senriyama

I’m in Osaka for a short visit. It is the time before the summer officially kicks in. Normally it is often a very wet season with monsoon front line staying on top of the islands for weeks, but this time, it seems it has been kept pretty sunny. I walked around the town I grew up in, checking out the changes that are happening.

Senriyama

The under-path at the rail crossing. I hear that they will be diverting the traffic by building a new bridge. With that, this under-path may go away as well.

Senriyama

The former local market. Now it’s blocked off as the 70s public housing nearby have all been flattened to give way to a forest of the newer high-rise public housing.

Senriyama

Senriyama

A new sight in this town – a path under a concrete bridge…

Senriyama

Last night I took a train with my mother after dinner. Her friends extended an invite to go see the fire flies. Apparently there is a place in this residential area where you can see those glowing lights fly on their wings…

firefly watching

firefly watching

firefly watching

The girls on TV weather forecast have been warning of the potential direct hit by an approaching typhoon. They keep showing us the map of the region with the range of potential paths overlaid on it. Fortunately, the storm decided to go a bit far east, when I woke up at 4am, the sky was already getting brighter, with little sense of storm in the air.

As typhoon missed it

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May 2013

Sunrise Friday 24 May 2013

It’s gone cold, and it’s come back a bit warm. A little strange. I’m putting on jumper and socks, but no heating. I live in an apartment block and usually in Melbourne winter I do not need to turn on the heating. This shot was made just after 7am, time that sun came up, on the coldest morning of the month. It was 5 degrees, freezing. I saw the soft but darkish space, while swapping Fuji’s lens to the 35. It is not quite narrow enough to the frame I had in mind, but I made the shot any way with intent to crop it further. This crop looks about right to what I had in mind.

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