Category Archives: Travel

Various places I have visited in my travels

Lines to infinity on Central Station (no, not the queues) #photo

Lines of light and shadow on the platform extending to a point at infinity. Central Station, Sydney

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Changes on NSW public Transport tickets due to Opal cards

Opal cards are changing the way public transport ticketing works in NSW. Some questions I have about how this affects pensioners and families. Continue reading

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NSW trains stopping with enough precision to meet doors on the platform?

Today’s Sydney Morning Herald has an article about the ways the state government is looking to ‘ease peak hour train crush‘. Some of the things though I just don’t see working. Like the intention to: “introducing ”screen doors” between platforms … Continue reading

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TiTech at sunset

Tokyo Institute of Technology at sunset with a nice fan of clouds.

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Across the platform

Looking across the platform at Shinjuku station, from a train on the Chūō-Sōbu Line to a packed train on the Yamanote Line.

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Get on the iPod train

Looking back through the photos I have taken in Tokyo I found this one of a train covered in iPod advertisements. Not just the outside, but also all the ads inside. Being the major transportation form in Tokyo, about 70% … Continue reading

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Don’t go through this door, its sharp

It is interesting the peculiarities of shops in different parts of the world. In Japan they play music at you when they are going to close, you get about 15 minutes warning. And quite often they will play Auld Lang … Continue reading

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Boxed in on the train

This train is only medium full, I have been on much more crowed trains in Tokyo, where you can’t move. The interesting thing about this shot is the advertisement for boxer briefs in multiple colours and patterns. In Tokyo you … Continue reading

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Queue at Sensoji temple in Asakusa as the new year begins

On new years eve we went and queued up at Sensoji temple in Asakusa. It is custom for Japanese to visit a temple to pray on the first day of the new year. And we though it would be interesting … Continue reading

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Nano big at Shinjuku station

As you leave Shinjuku station via the west exit you can’t but notice the mass of advertising for Apple iPod Nano. The rise between the pedestrian level and the ceiling has a ring of iPod advertisements (pictured below). And many … Continue reading

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