12/26/11

Colorado Snowshoe





Sedalia, Colorado

12/22/11

Traveling Man Retro: Boshintang

December 11, 2006;
Boshintang (dog) is a Korean delicacy that has gotten harder to find since Korea hosted the World Cup in 2002. Typically it is served as a spicy soup, however this particular restaurant also served it grilled. Boshintang is known for boosting male virility and is typically eaten during the cold winter months. It has a slightly gamy taste that could be likened to wild boar or free range pork. 


South Korea

Traveling Man Retro: NY City Red Line

April 26, 2007:
It was another rainy weekend and I was getting cabin fever. With little money, but lots of time and a camera I decided to take pictures of every 1,2,3 subway station from 168th to whenever it became boring. After 25 stops the project began to get boring, so it was time to head home. 
























New York, New York

12/11/11

Amsterdam

Vondelpark

Canal Loop
Montelbaanstoren Tower
Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
November 7, 2011

12/4/11

X-Mind

Umm... Is that Japanese women in a silk robe playing that brown baby emblazoned bass guitar with a katana?

Yes, she is playing that bass guitar with a sword while singing about all sorts of odd sexual things. To make matters stranger, she's looking me right in the eye every time she mentions a certain piece of the male anatomy.What could make this situation any stranger? Maybe a woman dressed up in a wolf costume playing the organ singing about old men touching young women on the train.

Oh wait, that ended up happening too. 

11/19/11

Shanghai



Typically it takes a nearly $300 visa to enter China. However in Shanghai if you have a layover of less than 24 hours you are allowed to leave the airport.

With a 6 hour layover on my way to Frankfurt, I took the hour long train ride from the airport to downtown just to see this view. After taking a number of pictures using different exposures, I am still not sure which of these two photos turned out better, so both have been included. 

Shanghai, China

9/24/11

Sendai Tsunami

The following pictures were taken in the town of Ishinomaki; one of the most seriously affected towns from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. My visit occurred about 6 months after the disaster occurred. While large portions of the city had been repaired or removed, scars from the disaster could still be found nearly everywhere. 
Our trip was accompanied by the arrival of a Typhoon. As a result parts of Ishinomaki were beginning to flood, due to the storm sewer system being severely damaged from the earthquake and tsunami.   
In the heart of the town signs of the disaster were few and far between, but as we approached the coast to signs and scale of damage increase.
Several other boats were thrown on the streets of the town as well.
This hospital was famous because staff and patients were trapped inside after the tsunami. The US Military flew several helicopters onto the roof of the building. A young women in the Air Force*, whose mother was Japanese, so she spoke Japanese, was the first inside. She lead the patients to the helicopters on the roof and in time everyone in the hospital was evacuated. 
*I met her at a USO Ball, hence I know this story.
With the clean-up effort underway throughout the city, cars damaged in the tsunami are moved to locations like this so they can be recycled. This site had close to 1000 cars.
This temple was badly damaged in the disaster. If you look closely in the picture below, you can see that the grave stones were knocked over by the tsunami. 
These houses were among the countless damaged by the tsunami. Currently houses like this are being removed, so new houses can be build.
Because of the typhoon, this was my most haunting picture. Taken from seawall looking into Ishinomaki, the flooding from the typhoon gives one an idea of what this area looked like hours after the tsunami.
Sendai, Japan

Special Thanks to Koji Nikawadori