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No Smoking Giant Cigarettes in Tokyo

24 August, 2016

Either the designer of this sign has an odd sense or humor, or never seen a cigarette in his or her life.

Human size cigarette sign Tokyo (1)

Tokyo (2012)

Temple Surveillance

19 August, 2016

This Temple in Kyoto certainly isn’t taking surveillance lightly, with four cameras and two spotlights.

Nearly as diligent as the surveillance fixture at Tiananmen Square.


Kyoto, Japan (2012)

Strike a Pose

12 August, 2016

A detail from a photograph of the sun-and-sand-seeking crowds at Coney Island in the 1930s (or round about then):

Strike a pose - Coney Island

Key Shop

10 August, 2016

What a marvelous roll-down gate! The Author encountered this shop near the Emirates Stadium in North London after a Champions League match in which Arsenal beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1.
Keys London (1)

Japanese Flappers

5 August, 2016

This handsome Jazz Age duo adorn the sign for a hair salon in Kyoto, Japan.

Kyoto flapper (1)

Kyoto, Japan (2012)

Trash Can Tree Stump

3 August, 2016

A cleverly disguised trash can at the Great Wall of China.

Great Wall trash can (1)

Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China, 2012

Book Cover Tuesday

1 August, 2016

The Author purchased this nurse’s manual from a friendly woman at a car boot sale in Tottenham, London.  The woman told the Author that she had used this very book while training to be a nurse in the 1960’s. As was the custom, she wrapped the book in paper and took notes on the cover.

She was disappointed that none of her children wanted to follow in her footsteps so she decided to sell her trusty handbook.

Nurses' manualEar, Nose and Throat


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