A picture that says so much and so little. Boy that Cat had some real moves!
Monday, 31 December 2012
Lurking in the Imperial Palace Compound on the Emperor's Birthday (23rd December) this fella, who dared to go Beyond the Launchpad - the legendary Upchuck - surveys the scene as hundreds, perhaps thousands of people stream by. Some laughed along with the photographer at this thing, this piece of plastic, dared the elements to protect the Emperor from harm.
A true Retainer, Upchuck is ready to defend!
Wednesday, 26 December 2012
Tuesday, 25 December 2012
...without Big Mac... To respond to a message from earlier today - no, I'm not having Turkey or going cold turkey either. I'm living the dream - or mocking it - McDonald's style of course. I washed that tasty burger and fries down with a chocolate milkshake. Style.
It's here Jim, it's really here...
Hope you like the photos - if they downloaded that is...
Oh and a special couple of messages:
1. Picture one features my old friend, Kicka, er, Sgt. Frog
2. In spite of the cold weather I think I am getting the most of the Sun here.
3. Christmas wishes and salutations to all readers of the Blog during the festive season!
Monday, 24 December 2012
So close! But then of all the things to happen my reservation docket vanished - I got lost and when I eventually managed to find my way back to the reservation area... well... my intended time of visit was between 12.30/1pm. New dockets were at 4pm... So, dejected and miserable, I wandered aimlessly amongst the throngs of people, many taking advantage of a public holiday I think (strange, tomorrow is the big day in the UK but because the Emperor's official birthday was on a Sunday the next day (today) is the public holiday. I manage to make my way back to Ueno on foot which was really nice, it was an exceptionally sunny day. Oh well, it doesn't matter! No funds lost in the exercise and I can retry to get to Skytree on Wednesday when with any luck it might be a bit less busy. Tomorrow of course is special. Leaving this posting with an image from my journey to Ueno - of the Skytree of course...