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posted: August 31st, 2006

This month I'll show you some pictures from work at the Haneda Airport work, several pictures from a trip to Mt. Mitake on August 5th, a shot from our office window which shows Mt. Fuji, and finally a few pictures from the Tokyo Lesbian and Gay Parade on August 12th. Click on any thumbnail to begin.

  The first picture in this row shows the "nice pollution" from our office window at Haneda Airport on Aug. 2. The 2nd shot is a panorama taken from the observation deck of Terminal 1 on August 3rd. The 3rd picture shows a single picture from the Observation Deck, with Tokyo Bay in the background. What do you think, would this airport survive even a moderate tsunami? Doubtful, eh.
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Aug02_Haneda
PollutionRC
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Aug03_Haneda
Observatory01_02_03PanoramaRC
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Aug03_Haneda
Observatory05RC

  The first picture here shows the view from the elevator in the public area of Terminal 1 of Haneda Airport. The 2nd shot is one of my workmates and I, taken by a co-worker, on the Observation Deck.
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Aug03_HanedaTerminal_1RC
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Mike_DanRC

  The first 2 shots in this row show a Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema sp.) fruit. The 3rd shot are the fruits of an unknown plant.
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MtMitake17_JackInPulpit01RC
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MtMitake17_JackInPulpit02RC
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MtMitake17_RedBerries02RC

  The first shot in this row is an unknown white flower at Mt. Mitake, with an actual size insert. The 2nd shot is a Toad Lily (Tricyrtis sp.) and the 3rd shot is a "Rengeshouma" (common Japanese name) or False Anemone (Anemopsis heterophylla).
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MtMitake17_UnknownWhite
Flower01RC
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MtMitake17_Toad
Lily06RC
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MtMitake17_
Rengeshouma50RC

  Here are 3 more shots of False Anemone. This is an endangered species in Japan. They grow on one side of Mt. Mitake every August and the hordes of people out taking photographs of them is amazing.
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MtMitake17_
Rengeshouma58RC
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MtMitake17_
Rengeshouma62RC
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MtMitake17_
Rengeshouma67RC

  Three more shots of the False Anemone.
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MtMitake17_
Rengeshouma80RC
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MtMitake17_
Rengeshouma75RC
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MtMitake17_
Rengeshouma88RC

  I put together a collage of the best Rengeshouma Flowers. These are all flowers which appear elsewhere on this page, but this is an amazing collage. The image here is 92 KB and 900 x 605 pixels. If you want to see a better/larger image, you can click HERE for a 549 KB JPG file, 2,000 x 1,366 pixels, which will open in a new window.
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75_80_88Collage_SmallerRC

or HERE for 549 KB JPG file

  The first shot here is a panorama of the top of Mt. Mitake with the Shinto Shrine (right side) on top of it. Below it and to the left is the housing/living area on Mt. Mitake. The 2nd shot is a Giboushi (Japanese common name) flower. The 3rd shot is a grass roofed house on Mt. Mitake - a panorama of 2 shots. Notice the Mountain Lilies on the right side of the roof.
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MtMitake17_HousingArea02_03_04
PanoramaRC
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MtMitake17_
Giboushi03RC
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MtMitake17_GrassRoof02_03
PanoramaRC

  This is a shot beside the road walking down Mt. Mitake - how can this tree even continue to stand, let alone actually live and continue to grow?!
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MtMitake17_DownRoad06aRC

  This is from our office window at Haneda Airport and shows Mt. Fuji (near the center of the photo). Mt. Fuji is about 70 kilometers away (42 miles), so it was obviously a very clear day.
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Aug07_FujiFromANAOfficeRC

  The first shot here is the "ASS" Building in Shinjuku, HA! The 2nd and 3rd shots are at the Tokyo Lesbian and Gay Parade on August 12th. In the 2nd photo I don't know if those "things" are male or female and don't know what they are supposed to be. If anybody understands their costumes, please let me know. The 3rd shot was taken late in the afternoon and it was dark and cloudy, so when I "fixed" this picture it washed out most of the color.
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ASS_BuildingShinjukuRC
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2006GayParade01RC
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2006GayParade11aRC

  The final 2 shots of the Gay Parade, taken with a flash.
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2006GayParade13aRC
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2006GayParade14aRC

  This is a link to a separate web page showing a Relatively NEW photo of our DVD Collection, an AVI Movie of our Home Theater System and 9 photos of our new Sharp Aquos TV. You can see the new DVD Shelf here too.
    April 1, 2006 DVD Collection,
Movie of Home Theater System
& New TV Pictures
(new window)

Thanks so much for taking the time to look, that's all for this month.


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