< July 2015

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Sunday, 5th July Teramachi Dori, Kyoto
Nishiki Market, Kyoto
Wednesday, 8th July Takaragaike Park, Kyoto
Thursday, 9th July Wildlife around the Grand Prince Hotel, Kyoto
Saturday, 11th July Kyoto at night

Sunday, 5th July

Teramachi Dori, Kyoto

Teramachi Dori (“Temple Town Street”) originally had... OK, you can guess. All the temples were moved here in the 1500s to keep them under control; now it's the heart of Kyoto's shopping district.

Statue on Teramachi Street Lanterns Coffee mill Mechatronic crab
Masks Spaghetti Collection Clark's

Nishiki Market, Kyoto

Cold cucumbers Food stall Oysters Squid on sticks
Seafood Market stall Drying tea Octopus on sticks
Plastic food models Lanterns Italian restaurant Wi-Fi sign
Squid sign Shop banner Bear thing? Photo on a noticeboard

Wednesday, 8th July

Takaragaike Park, Kyoto

A park close to the conference hotel. Also close to the conference centre where the Kyoto climate talks were held.

Takaragaike Park Takaragaike Park Carp “Estampida” by Jorge de la Peña
Boat hire Lake Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)

Thursday, 9th July

Wildlife around the conference hotel.

Sika deer (Cervus nippon) Barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) Barn swallow chicks(Hirundo rustica) Barn swallow chicks(Hirundo rustica)

Saturday, 11th July

Kyoto at night

Kyoto railway station and its immediate surroundings. The station also contains a hotel, two shopping arcades, an eleven-floor department store, two floors of restaurants, various municipal offices and a roof garden. The huge illuminated staircase runs from something like the fourth floor to the eleventh (there are escalators up the side for sensible people who don't want to climb that many stairs). It's hard to get a feel for the scale of the main hall from the photographs: look for people!

Kyoto Tower Kyoto Tower ROHM Semiconductor and Hotel Hokke Club “Space”
Illuminated staircase Illuminated staircase Illuminated staircase Illuminated staircase
Kyoto railway station Kyoto Railway station Kyoto railway station


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