Beautiful Cities of the World Collection
Here is another of the special animated creations for the recent drop on OpenSea.
This was pretty much the last adventure before Covid shook up the world. I’ve been to Japan about ten times, but this time I was determined to go as far north into the fantasy-like snowy mountains and villages. When you get further away from Tokyo, English signs and speaking is almost non-existent. So, navigating the subways and trains is one thing, but the Japanese bus system is another beast altogether. Anyway, I had to figure out how to get here to Shirakawago. I finally got off the bus and started to hike into this village and this is what I saw. I didn’t know where I was gonna stay for the night, so I kind of knocked around on different doors to see if anyone had a room. I ended up staying in one of those adorable little farmhouses you can see in the back.
If you get lost in Tokyo around the Shinjuku area, then you’re likely to find all sorts of little alleyways like this. Even the alleys in Japan are great! It’s always a toss-up as to which place I want to eat… they are all so good. I was considering taking up professional eating so I could train to consume more before next visiting.
A few years ago I took the family on an around-the-world trip to study world religions. One of the three Muslim countries we visited was here in Egypt. The others were Oman and Qatar. Anyway, we visited a lot of mosques, and it was really cool for the kids to hear the call to prayer and see many of the traditions.
I was lucky enough to join Hans Zimmer and his cool band while on tour in Europe. I was with him at two different concerts. Since I was kind of an unofficial part of the crew, I was able to get up on stage and take a bunch of photos. This is Hans’ piano that he was ripping to shreds during the concert… He’s such an inspiration.
Here’s a pretty cool perspective of LA. You can get this photo by climbing around up in the Hollywood Hills until you can find gaps and openings to get new perspectives on the city. This is the area where my agent at CAA works. If my agent is reading this, then she is welcome to do a lot more agenting for me! 🙂
This is probably one of my favorite times to take photos – when there is a mix of ambient and artificial light. I was heading out to go for a swim, and I thought I should just bring the camera as well – great decision. At night, I like to swim in the pool rather than the ocean… one of my only phobias is swimming in the ocean in the dark!
If you haven’t already checked out my OpenSea NFT Drop then now is the ideal time… a few have sold out which is great but the main focus today is the two auction items which end in a few hours. So if you’ve some ETH burning a hole in your EWallet and want a physical print then this could be the link you’ve been looking for!
How beautiful is Hobbiton? It feels like a movie set, and it actually is! Of course, it’s in New Zealand, and everything feels like a movie set anyway, so that adds to the luster. If I’m not mistaken, this area was in the first movie when Gandalf is riding into Hobbiton to make Frodo his tiny bitch and go do all the hard work while he just smokes a pipe and philosophizes.
Wow, a photo from Denver. I think I’ve only posted one in the entire 12 year history of the blog. Well, you waited long enough, Denver. Here’s the next one. I took this one at 11mm, so it gives the photo that surrealistic curvy feel. Cool eh? Also, hot tip. This is absolutely the place to go for a meal and wine before jumping on the train to the airport.