History Archive

Oct
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Joestu tetrapods

The Dogs and Demons of Joetsu

The small coastal city of Joetsu on Japan’s north coast highlights some of the problems facing modern Japan.

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Oct
12
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The tiny photo booth built into the wall of the Cliffside Plank path on the south peak of Mt Huashan.  Below is a thousand meter drop.

Mt Huashan, China

Huashan is a mountain located  about 120 kilometres east of Xi’an- China’s old capital.  It’s home to some very dicey walking tracks, a really spectacular set of cable cars, a tea house perched on a cliff face and a photo studio with some genuine occupational health and safety issues.

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Sep
22
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Waves on the coastline near Gansbaai

Western Cape, South Africa

On South Africa’s western cape we visited the coastal towns of Kalkbaai, Hermanus and Gaansbai.

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Sep
12
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Workers outside a department store in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China

Chengdu & Sichuan province, China

The entry point for my brief tour of China was the southern Province of Sichuan-famed for its incredibly spicy food and baffling theatrical performances.  I flew into the capital Chengdu at the start of October and explored the city between bouts of rain before venturing out into the nearby mountains.

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Sep
12
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Customers browsing the stalls for fresh seafood at the Tsukiji fish market.

Tsukiji fish market

One out of every five fish caught on planet earth is sold at Tsukiji fish market.  Every day more than 2000 tons of fish pass through the market in Tokyo’s Chūō district.

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Jul
02
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The Nagakin Capsule Tower designed by architect Kisho Kurokawa

Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo

The Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo is a run-down testament to the ambition of some of Japan’s most celebrated post-war architects.

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