I like revisiting unposted photos, but I never feel like posting them up, especially after many months have passed. However, I think that these are still photographs worth posting since they are of a show that I rather enjoyed, of the progression of Gerhard Richter’s work.
We weren’t going to make this show, but a few scheduling jumbles allowed us to. (Though, we did miss Hirst’s at Tate.) I really enjoyed Panorama and reading all about Richter’s life and philosophy. I am in a dumb mood right now—late nights will do that to you—so I will let the pictures speak for themselves.
June 6 – Sept 24, 2012
Centre Georges Pompidou
La Basilique du Sacré Couer de Montmartre off in the distance
This post existed two months ago, but my site was hacked and my host wasn’t able to back my data up until this point. Kat, a reader, pointed out that my data was still up on my RSS feed, so I copied my text and filched all my pictures—again—from Flicker, which I thank the Lord for existing.
I honestly think this may have affected my desire~* to update this blog, but we can’t do anything about that now, so I’m moving forward. :)
These updates are getting done so slowly. I think that the thing I DO NOT LIKE about traveling is picking out the photos. I love taking pictures and actually having footage, but it’s just the picking of the photos that drives me up the wall. I know that traveling doesn’t “require” photography, but I like having photos and videos to remember trips by. :)
In any case, let me show you our fourth day in Japan! But first, a random photo I forgot to post the last time:
“Santos” — A reflection in one of the shops in the Namba area. OK, moving on—
My travel buddies. :)
Isa said, “Hey Carina, o! Look, makeup!” So mean. :(
We left Hostel 64 (luvvvv of my hostel life) for Kyoto! We took the Keihan Line, instead of the JR Line because the hostel we were staying at in Kyoto is nearer a station on the Keihan Line. Thanks to Hostel 64, who pointed this out to us! The trip to Kyoto from Osaka was under ¥500. I can’t remember exactly how much but it wasn’t a scary price at all.
The train was a bit packed, however, so for the duration of a little over half an hour, we were jostling inside a full train car, standing up with bags and trolleys.
I can’t explain how wonderful it feels like, stepping out of a train station into a road next to a river, dotted with cherry blossom trees. :)
Here’s a video I promised and I apparently intended to do nine months ago. Obviously, I am quite the camera man (and I say this using my sarcasm font), but I hope you enjoy it all the same. This video are just some thoughts from a place that a part of me fell in love with: Paris, France. I hope you enjoy.
I think I take better photos, so if you are so inclined, linked below are my photos from France:
- Pre-France + Day 1
- Day 2: Musée du Louvre
- Day 2: Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris et La Basilisque du Sacre Couer
- Day 3: Porte de Vanves (flea market)
- Day 3: Centre Georges Pompidou
- Day 3: Tour Eiffel & the River Seine
- Day 4: Free Day at Montmartre
- Château de Versailles, Musée d’Orsay & the last days of Paris
I really hope I can go back to Paris one of these days. It really doesn’t seem so impossible now that I’ve actually been there.
Thanks for reading and looking.
The plan for the morning was to go see sakura trees at Osaka Expo Park, but it was so far away from everything else we wanted to see. Luckily, I found an “alternative” park near where we were staying called Utsubo Park in a guide book in our hostel. Utsubo Park is located in Nishi-ku, near the Awaza Station. We hoped that there would be cherry blossoms there, and lo! There were. :)
Utsubo Park (or what we saw of it) was fairly small. There’s a lot of other foliage, but we naturally gravitated towards the cherry blossoms.
So pretty, in the mid-morning light.
These happened because we are tourists.
In case you don’t follow me on Twitter or Instagram, I just got back from Japan! I went with Sarie, Isa, and Barby, and we explored Osaka and Kyoto. We were also there for the sakura festival, which was magical to say the least. Sarie had been to Osaka a long time ago, but it was the first time for the rest of us.
My beautiful best friends. :)
Airline silliness with Sarie.
Weak attempt at funniness.
Kansai Airport! Hello, Osaka!
This is going to be a long post, so click-through if you want to see! :) Inside: Kuromon Market, Cat Cafe, All-You-Can-Eat Yakiniku