Sunday, 19 August 2012

Fushimi Inari Shrine

 While on a recent trip to Kyoto we visited the Fushimi Inari shrine. This shrine is famous for its torii, red Shinto archways. There are around 2000 of them, all bought by various businesses, which follow a pathway up the mountainside.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

New Work - Spiderlins

I have just completed this new image, observing the life of a rather musical family of Arachnids. I was interested in creating an image with spiders and was inspired by the many interesting shapes that exist in the wild and those yet to be discovered!

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Saturday, 11 August 2012

Ikeda Bicycle Trip

Yesterday I cycled up to Ikeda, to the north of Osaka. It was another extremely hot day and I had to take care to stay out of the sun as much as possible but thankfully there was some cloud cover to provide some rest from the burning sun!

The journey took me up near Toyonaka along a pleasant river side path before passing Itami airport, a not so pleasant area full of dubious looking love hotels. After getting a little lost around a complex system of roads I arrived in Ikeda and took in the views of Satsuki mountain and Ina River before returning again.
A random picture of a sleeping cat and kitten along the riverside.

A strange statue along the river.
Another strange structure along the river.
The river (minus strange structures)
A strange structure not along a river.
Ina River and Satsuki mountain (on the right)
Ina River again.