KOBE, JAPAN STREET ART & GRAFFITI: CURIOUS GEORGE’S ROCKETSHIP

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jun14. Kobe, Japan.

KOBE, JAPAN: THE ABANDONED MAYA HOTEL, FAREWELL

What an amazing experience. So few things can match the feeling of walking through the past, through other people’s memories and experiences, and trying to imagine for yourself what it must have been like. Yet another way for us all to connect in the past, present, and future.

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Photos of me by: Sarah Nickerson

28apr14. Kobe, Japan. Maya Hotel, Mt. Maya.

KOBE & OSAKA, JAPAN: IT GOES ON

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”
Robert Frost

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apr14. Kobe & Osaka, Japan.

KOBE, JAPAN: KANTEIBYO TEMPLE

In 1887, the overseas Chinese community living in Kobe, established Kanteibyo. It is dedicated to Guan Yu, a famous Chinese warrior from the Three Kingdoms Period. He is known to the Japanese as Kan-u. On 5 June 1945, Kanteibyo was destroyed by allied bombing in WWll. On 16 January 1977, it was destroyed by fire, and then again, in 1995, it was damaged by the Kobe earthquake. The last restoration was 14 February 1999. (http://www.chinatownology.com/kobe_kanteibyo.html)

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8apr14. Sannomiya/Motomachi area, Kobe, Japan.

VANCOUVER, CANADA STREET ART & GRAFFITI: “I AM THE ONE WHO KNOCKS!”

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“You clearly don’t know who you’re talking to, so let me clue you in. I am not in danger, Skyler. I am the danger. A guy opens his door and gets shot, and you think that of me? No! I am the one who knocks!” -Heisenberg, Breaking Bad

12jan14. Vancouver, Canada.