Walking: One Kilometre Radius, Eight Kilometre Walk
Ideas for hikes, walks, or bike rides usually start to take fruition around Thursday of any given week. An idea is picked out of the void, worked with, tweaked, and then usually put into action over the weekend.
Photography: Almost Alone in Kyōto
If you are in Japan within reasonable distance of Kyōto and have time, go there, and go now.
Nostalgia: Kyoto in the 90s
More nostalgia. Kyoto 1998. I had one of these Pentax Espio 115M cameras. It had a panorama settings which at the time I thought was pretty awesome but now realise was nothing more than a mask to blacken two-thirds of the frame.
Photography: Back in 2010 and when Failed Goals are a Blessing
Back in 2010 I started seanbreslin.net. It was pre-earthquake/Fukushima Japan and I was hooked on photography more than anything else. I wanted to be a photojournalist like all the other Canon 5DMII touting creative wannabes out there in the big wide world. I also wanted to be a wedding photographer and own my own photo…
I took a trip to Kyoto last weekend to meet up with a good friend and published photographer – Sean Lotman.* It’s been a while since I visited Kyoto and in the years that I’ve been away the city has continued to develop into a parody of itself. It’s as if it has turned into…
Cycling: Nagoya – Nara – Tsu
Back in 2002 I cycled from Tokushima (徳島) in Shikoku (四国) to Nagoya (名古屋) over two days on my now well-used Nishiki mountain bike. I remember the ride being in two distinct parts. Firstly, the journey from Tokushima to Wakayama (和歌山) by ferry, followed by a great day riding through the countryside of northern Wakayama and…
Cycling: Lake Biwa & Kyoto
Around Lake Biwa to Kyoto Cycling to Kyoto via Lake Biwa (琵琶湖) is a popular option among cyclists in Japan and with a cycle path running nearly all the way along the lake’s eastern coast it is an easy and fairly safe way to put some good kilometres in the legs. When I first made…
Tsuruga, in Fukui prefecture on the Sea of Japan coast and less than 100km from Kyoto (115km from Nagoya), is a pleasant part of central Japan. Unfortunately it’s also home to three nuclear power stations, one of which geologists say lies under the Urasoko faultline (浦底断層) which is capable of causing a major 7.4M earthquake…