19 Mar 2017

Amcor Factory _ Another Visit

After reading this article in The Age about 'phantom' images created by artist Rone in one of the remaining Amcor buildings, I thought I had better pay a visit...
Unfortunately, the images had already been painted over... a big disappointment...
However a few new pics were in order (including some where Rone's work had obviously been and had been painted over by him to 'erase' the work)...
Here are some examples of the rather haunting images that I missed...




The remnants are certainly 'battle scarred' and heavily graffitied. The front factory on Heidelberg Road is due for demolition any day now, and here are some views of whatever is left...













23 Nov 2016

Japan Trip_Manhole Covers (Grid)

Some more from the Japan trip, in the 'I am easily amused' department... Japan has really interesting manhole covers...


18 Nov 2016

Japan Trip 01_ Tokyo

Having just returned from a trip to Japan, it's time to upload some images ... it's hard to make a small selection from over 1500 images but I hope these represent a 'taster' of what we saw...
Mind you, nothing could really prepare me for the huge crowds and the difficulties of trying to make some decent images while on a fast paced tour with such little dedicated 'photographic' time (none, actually).. so all these images were literally taken 'on the run' and at times I was sorely tested...
The day after we arrived, we were up very early and at the Tokyo Fish Market (Tsukiji Fish Market), so it was all a bit of a head spin ... we also looked at the Shinto shrine in the market area ...




















Next stop was the Akihabara (Electric Town) area ...










Edo Tokyo Museum ...








Tokyo Sumo Wrestling Museum...




Asakusa Kannon Temple (Shinto Shrine) ...

















Nakamise Shopping Area ...


















Hama-rikuyu Gardens (The Family garden of the Tokugawa Shogun) ...