Thoroughly Modern Japan
The first thing I noticed when I arrived in thoroughly modern Japan was how much more Westernised it was than I’d expected. Most signs were in Japanese and Roman script. So, even if you couldn’t understand them, you could at least pronounce them... [see more]
The Buddhist Temples of Kyoto
Almost a year ago, I was invited to join my wife on business in Japan. She had been once before, four years earlier. She had raved about the ancient capital of Kyoto, its magnificent temples and amazing civility. The destination this time?.. [see more]
Return to the Great Ridge
In May 2017, I returned to The Great Ridge, between Edale and Castleton. This time, it was a bit warmer, and I had a large bunch of photographer friends with me. And I didn’t bump into Ed Byrne at all.
We’d arrived with the intention of catching a decent sunset—which we did... [see more]