Archive: February 2016

Tokyo Peace Pagoda Revisited

A Peace Pagoda Deserving of Recognition The Tokyo Peace Pagoda (Okutama Bussharitou) has piqued my interest for a number of years after first spotting the 45 metre high monument from a nearby mountain. Set in the rather far-flung Nishitama District...

Lake Okutama: Tokyo’s Winter Wonderland

Early Morning Snowscape Transforms Lake Okutama Lake Okutama is a large water storage located around 60 km west of Tokyo, and was at the time of its completion in 1957 one of the world’s largest reservoirs. Owing to its proximity to central Tokyo...

The Yoshimi Gan Kutsu Hotel: An Unrealized Dream

21 Years of Rock Versus Man and Chisel South-east of the Turkish capital Ankara lies Cappadocia, a harsh landscape where its inhabitants for centuries eked a subterranean existence by tunnelling deep into the soft stone bluffs. On a comparatively...

Archives