Screens in HK

posted by on 2014.02.18, under Admin
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On this sunny day, the colors of the buildings and depth throughout the city came to a beautiful new light. Hongkong feels like a decaying city, with all its beauty and rotting color schemes. Even the business district in the center feels dated; an artificial “German-ness” trying to suggest security in this former British colony.

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The beauty of color.

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Golden watch.

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Into the void.

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Layers.

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Meet at the lantern.

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Purple orange.

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Generations of material.

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Turn of a corner.

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Neighbors.

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Olive, ocre, blue.

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Reflections.

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Grids.

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Packaging.

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Fish bone.

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Sig-saw.

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Steps.

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V-pattern.

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Green strip.

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Gold vs white.

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Shoebox.

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Beehive.

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German structure.

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Pixels.

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The escalator.

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Here is the money.

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Old vs new money.

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The new shines on the old.

Sydney part 2

posted by on 2013.05.31, under Admin
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Part 2 of Sydney, still, this was all about color and light.

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1 Martin Place

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Two men enjoying the sunshine

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When you look at the details, there are really nice colors everywhere!

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Harbor bridge in the morning.

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Interesting perspectives for a landlocked Austrian.

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Again, the colors here are dramatic.

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Beautiful skies.

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Solid construction.

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Something’s poking out behind the trees …

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The harmony of the sand tone colors gives a really warm feel to the skyline.

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The first fleeters who arrived in this god forsaken country …

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Burger King down under.

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This will come again and again – beautiful, warm colors.

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Contrast in blue with green highlights.

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Organized – this is what it should look like!

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Japanese colonial style?

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Woman and colors.

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Asian woman on orange couch.

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He was younger than me back then!

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The age of email?

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Middle aged man porn.

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Where am I?

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Keep walking.

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Shells on the beach.

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Showing respect in the pecking order.

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Nostalgic colors.

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The safeguard boys.

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It has something Cornwall-ish …

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This one’s for Paul Greeno.

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5 colors blue.

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The action is kicking off after 2pm.

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That was a good wave!

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Need to get out there.

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One more after this.

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Yeah!

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Get back in there.

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Life’s great.

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Attack of the killer birds.

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Beautiful Vietnamese colors in Miss Chu’s restaurant on Bondi Beach. Check out the guy sleeping on the top right corner of the picture – truly authentic South East Asian.

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Drip coffee in Miss Chu’s restaurant.

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Coming!

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The day should never end!

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Narrow or wide – the colors are dramatic.

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You can jog, surf, bike or just scratch your balls in the sand …

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Cactus on the rocks.

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The whole coastline has so many inspiring color schemes.

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Rainbow in the clouds.

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Sunset and man.

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Dusk, yet they still don’t want to go home!

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Next morning brings out the contrast.

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Back in the day, some of my letters and postcards from England ended up here!

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Museum of Modern Art – a nice way to finish the trip.

Sydney Part 01

posted by on 2013.05.12, under Admin
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We didn’t notice the Water Dragons until I realized I was standing right next to one.

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The end of the world is a steep cliff.

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Wonderful patterns washed out

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Bandicoots ey!

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Yeah, we won’t talk about that.

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Always a glass of wine down under. Waiting for the ferry – 3 minutes to spare …

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Had to do it. Otherwise there is no proof that I actually was there …

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Sunlight from the other side.

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Monday afternoon at the beach. It’s cold and busy with people surfing!

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On the way home from school … what a life!

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Beautiful colors and shapes once again.

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Colors.

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Nice logo for restaurant. Wonder what it is called.

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British safety first.

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And colors again.

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More colors.

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Someone actually owns this streetlight!

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I don’t know about you guys, but I might go down to the beach and rub my balls in the sand later …

Graphic India

posted by on 2013.05.08, under Admin
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The Taj Mahal, amazing detail and craftsmanship.
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Beautiful angles and play of light.
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We Muslim like our patterns …
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even in the floor…
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… repeated and evolved.
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Carved out of one piece of marble.
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Inlays with amazing detail in white marble …
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… and red sand stone.
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Despite the patterns everywhere, people like to paint and write on every surface available.
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The local script, beautiful even on signs.
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The play of colors…
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in combination with calligraphy.
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All has a certain warmth to it.
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This was the only guy who didn’t ask for a tip after taking his picture!
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In the sunlight the colors come out.
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So many details – feels like reading the newspaper.
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So far away from home, and yet an Austrian gem.
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Stairway to …
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Decor of past glory?
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Or hidden treasure?
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How beautiful the colors are …
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Every corner is a collage of type, color and graphics.
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Man, the bong we just smoked … that’s some strong shit man …
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… and I’m telling you it should be much cheaper!
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Weird exotic food …
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Straight walking performance in front of police.
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A beautiful coincidence.
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Hygiene seems a very important factor everywhere!
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Balance of old and new …
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Messages with decoration.
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The pink lady.
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No one ever checks the meter, but it works.
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What has been …
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Script and type.
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Messages of patriotism.
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Icon Lab

posted by on 2013.04.09, under Admin
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Visited Icon Aircraft in L.A. last month. The startup got quite well known in design circles when Attik did their VI. The planes are about to launch production.
Cost around U$D 150K. Current waiting time – about 3 years.

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New York, New York

posted by on 2013.04.08, under Admin
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My first US trip in a long time. Started off in LA with a week around Westwood and Santa Monica.

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Gorgeous weather, but pretty cold. Not what I expected. And definitely no weather to run around in a Bikini.

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Amazing colors in Carson land with a bit of sand blowing over the top …

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Then NY and straight away the new identity on the taxis.

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I love New York. It seems that people have all the same vibe and are there for the same reason, stimulating each other. Great energy. Not like Shanghai, which is just frantic without orientation.

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Every corner has some inspiration, from personal expressions …

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… to public design.

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The lonely shoe – a whole story unfolds in my mind …

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Classic classics.

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From exterior to interior – there is inspiration everywhere.

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A collage of history and traces people left over time.

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Rounded it off with a lunch and learn in our NY office, which was great!

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Shanghai World Expo Park 世博公园

posted by on 2012.09.25, under Admin
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Where hustling buzzing crowds came ashore in Pudong in 2010 to visit the expo in Shanghai, there is now a half wild nature reserve, beautifully displaying the colors of autumn. It’s a peaceful getaway near the center of the city.

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The bat-winged ship landing still standing proud.

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As soon as you turn off into the bushes, you will discover the wilderness …

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Tranquil corners where water splashes gently.

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Beautiful colors between the leaves.

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A little stream opening the reeds.

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Bizarre fruits offering their meat.

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Wild hair grass thrown about.

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More color display.

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Many types of grass can be found here.

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And suddenly a man-made erotic piece of technology.

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With the wind gently blowing through the reeds …

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… would you really think you are in Shanghai?

Shanghai Animation Museum

posted by on 2012.07.03, under Admin
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On the first hot day this summer we visited the Shanghai animation museum. Some interesting work there.

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Original animation slide from 1961 Journey to the West.

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A modern cartoon called ‘not coming home this spring festival’.

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Nothing much has changed since then, except there was this inspirational hole in between. Magazine cover from 1936 – how modern!

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Generally the covers from early 1900’s are very open and advanced. Some further than modern advertising.

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As time progresses, the style becomes harder and more radical. ‘Something in the making’ back then.

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On the central bridge – some interesting effects – freaking hot thou!

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The only remedy – German beer and Schnitzel with potato salad.

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Even the sky was kind of cartoony that day – reminded me of ‘My neighbor Totoro’.

Spring is in the air …

posted by on 2012.06.04, under Admin
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Took a walk through Gong Qing Sen Lin Park (共青森林公园) in Shanghai. It’s huge!
They also have a lot of beautiful spots, which attract a lot of wedding couples and photographers … a big business.
But first:

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A man on a sweaty horse.

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An old man with a huge rod.

The more of those couples I saw, the more they reminded me of some painting situations. I started to take more photos of those painted images …

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“Laughing Lemon Girl”

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“White swan and three trees”

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“Harmonie and Balance”

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“Comparing rings”

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“Two giraffes kissing”

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“The luncheon”

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“Tweedledum, Tweedledee and Alice”

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“Queen of Poetry”

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“Shameless”

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“Great Expectations”

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“Three Colors Black”

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“Denial”

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“Observers Observed”

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“On Track”

Trip to Dong Jing

posted by on 2012.05.01, under Admin
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This was my second trip to Tokyo. Before I thought the city was a buzzing hub of neon lights. Now it was the most tranquil place ever. On one side that could have to do with the countries current situation, on the other that I came from Shanghai …

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Dust is still collecting in Studio Ghibli!

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Still amazing the 5-8 layer hand drawn animation transparencies!

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Asakusa – another tranquil place with shrines and temples.

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Freezing our butts off at the tuna fish market, only to get told that the market is closed to tourists. “Please come back at 9am …” that was at 5am in the morning. – No, thank you!

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Expensive haircut in Tokyo – a must! Cool style.

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After 4 years I found this BBQ place again on Roppongi. Great food!

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This could be taken 2 ways … but in this case it was at the Buzz Lightyear ride.

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If I get an egg like this in Shanghai, I’d be worried …

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