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Well the crappy snow ruined my plans with the missus so didn't get to go and do as much as we intended, but still had a good time none the less! Did some photos but nothing too interesting this trip really >_< But I'll post up a few here regardless :)

 
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Ceewan

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photobucket?
 

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I don't often upload pictures except on FB or actual forums... could probably drag out my Flickr account if people prefer :p
 

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I don't often upload pictures except on FB or actual forums... could probably drag out my Flickr account if people prefer :p


I don't know what FB stands for (oh, facebook! yeah, ok) but this is an actual forum. The manage attachment option is pretty standard. I personally avoid photobucket (too much javascript requited) and Flickr (don't you need an account to view?) as well as most commercial imagesites if at all possible. They are mostly all full of advertising and spyscripts, with only a few rare exceptions. Aquamarine, when he used to post in this section (and he is missed) linked to photos directly from his site, which wasn't bad at all, (except when he watermarks them, which really detracts from the picture and I just pass on those).
 
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I've been trying to upload here but constantly get a 500 Internal Server error each time :(
If you have other suggestions though I'm more than open to them :)

Edit: Whoops. And there they are... strange o_O
 

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I upload a lot of images here and I have a pretty slow upload speed so I have learned a few tricks:

1. Keep your upload under 5mbs per upload. You can upload more than 5mbs per post but not at one time.
2. Pictures over 3mbs might not upload easily, try to keep the size under 3mbs per picture.
3. Uploads of five pictures under (or just over) 1MB upload easily (can't tell you why)
4. even though the board is supposed to have a resize feature, don't count on it on it working every time so try to keep your picture sizes under the size limitations, sometimes instead of an error report you will get a 500 error.
5. 500 errors are more common when the board has 3000+ visitors

These are likely server limitations or restrictions of some type that affect the site. They are not that hard to work around but can be annoying when you are uploading a lot of hi-res pictures.


I like your pictures, thank you. Can you tell us about them?
 
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Thanks for the tips :) It seems it only goes bananas if I try to upload more than five per post, so I may just keep to that and see how it behaves.
These first photos are simply from Chiyoda last Thursday. I flew in overnight to Haneda and was pretty tired, but as I couldn't check in to my hotel I walked from Tsukiji to Chiyoda and took some photos around there. Unfortunately there were a crap ton of Chinese tourists running about so it was difficult at times -_-
The Samurai statue is near (what I assume) is the Emperor's Palace.

The following photos are of the same area, avoiding the tour groups as much as possible! :p
I had some more which I really liked but unfortunately deleted -_- Damn you lack of sleep!
Also to note, this was all done the day before the large amount of snow in Tokyo.
 

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The following photos are from a mall type building near Tokyo Station. We were meant to meet the missus work mate there but she'd slept in so we went exploring by ourself. There's a Tokyo Uni Musuem there with an interesting selection of items, though the heating was a bit too much for our winter clothes (something that seems common throughout Asia to me).
 

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The following are photos of an area one stop past Ebisu on the Hibiya line (the name escapes me at the moment). We came here to visit a "Traveller's Factory" shop as well as a cafe my girl was keen on visiting. Quite cold that day but a pretty nice and quiet area of Tokyo.
 

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This lot are from an area near the Himeji Shrine. We visited another cafe my girl likes, but they were in a rush as they had an event later in the afternoon so it wasn't entirely pleasant being hurried along! The food and coffee was ok, but not great. Following that we wanted to head to one of the parks near Shinjuku but it was closed :( We did end up walking around Shinjuku a little which is where the final two shots are. That's pretty much all I've got though, my other photos have myself or the missus.
 

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You got some nice photos mate. Nice closeup shoots. Looks like Tokyo has a lot to offer to visit. -Are you hungry? Food is Fun!- Totally I love that.
 

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Thanks for the tips :) It seems it only goes bananas if I try to upload more than five per post, so I may just keep to that and see how it behaves.
These first photos are simply from Chiyoda last Thursday. I flew in overnight to Haneda and was pretty tired, but as I couldn't check in to my hotel I walked from Tsukiji to Chiyoda and took some photos around there. Unfortunately there were a crap ton of Chinese tourists running about so it was difficult at times -_-
The Samurai statue is near (what I assume) is the Emperor's Palace.

The following photos are of the same area, avoiding the tour groups as much as possible! :p
I had some more which I really liked but unfortunately deleted -_- Damn you lack of sleep!
Also to note, this was all done the day before the large amount of snow in Tokyo.


thank you, great set, and what I like most is the info you supplied with it, :cheery: :cheery: :cheery:


that is one thing I wanted from Aquamarine's posts
 
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You got some nice photos mate. Nice closeup shoots. Looks like Tokyo has a lot to offer to visit. -Are you hungry? Food is Fun!- Totally I love that.

No problem mate, glad you like :)

thank you, great set, and what I like most is the info you supplied with it, :cheery: :cheery: :cheery:


that is one thing I wanted from Aquamarine's posts

I wasn't planning to put the info but had time and was avoiding house work so... :p May post up a few more later as still need to go through some from SD card but from memory there aren't too many more interesting ones.
 
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This is in Hiroshima, known as the Genyaku Dome (atomic dome).

Test

I will put some photos up later, I have been travelling to Japan since 1987
 
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hodsgod: Since 1987!? Do you mean you have been Otaku for 27 years? If so that is just hardcore my friend, considering the limited access to the Anime/Manga stuff back then (maybe I assume too much). It would be lovely if you have now-and-then sort of photos. You know, 2 decades ago it looked like this but now here it is. Cheers mate!
 
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An interest in Japan does not make one an Otaku -_- I have very little interest in Manga (I've only ever finished Death Note, and only read a few others first few volumes) and my Anime experience is limited to Evangelion and Bubblegum Crisis when I was a kid... There's a lot more to Japan than Anime, Manga and School Girls...
 

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Suvlaco: Yes indeed you are right. I just presumed anyone who comes to a forum like AO has more or less interest in Akiba stuff. Thanks for enlightenment. Or maybe we all are Japan Otaku in a way or another. Be it Anime, Manga, JAV, Historical sites, Japanese junk food or School Girls...

Since this thread is Photos from Japan I shut my mouth and make some small contribution.
 

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This is in Hiroshima, known as the Genyaku Dome (atomic dome).

Genbaku Dome

In 1910 the Hiroshima Prefectural Assembly decided to build the Hiroshima Commercial Exhibition Hall to promote industrial production in the prefecture. Work started on a site on the east side of the Motoyasu River, to the designs of the Czech architect Jan Letzel, in 1914 and was completed the following year. In 1933 its name was changed to the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall.

When the first atom bomb exploded over Hiroshima at 8.15 on the morning of 6 August 1945, causing the deaths of 140,000 people, this building was the only one left standing near the hypocentre of the bomb blast, albeit in skeletal form. It was preserved in that state when reconstruction of the city began, and became known as the Genbaku (Atomic Bomb) Dome.

In 1966 Hiroshima City Council adopted a resolution that the dome should be preserved in perpetuity.

The Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall was a three-storey brick building with a five-storey central core topped by a steel-framed elliptical dome clad with copper. It covered 1,023 m2 and stood to a height of 25 m. The exterior walls were faced with stone and cement plaster. The dome was reached via a staircase located at the central entrance. The main building, some 150 m from the hypocentre of the explosion, was almost completely shattered and gutted: the roof and floor collapsed, along with most of the interior walls from the second floor upwards. However, because the force of the blast came from almost directly above, the foundations of the core section of the building under the dome remained standing. The remains of the fountain that had stood in the Western-style garden on the south side of the hall also survive. In its present form the building preserves in every detail its exact state after the blast.

The authenticity of the Genbaku Dome is not open to challenge: the ruined structure stands exactly as it did after the atomic bomb exploded on 6 August 1945. The only interventions since that time have been minimal, designed to ensure the continuing stability of the ruins.



Just an off the fucking wall thing to share here. I have no idea why in hell anyone would decide to choose such a photo as their first post in this section. Personally I love it. I admit I had to think about it a bit, and even research it, but love it I do. The photo, the monument, and the idea behind the monument. I only wish you had taken a few more pictures of it from different angles.
 
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Genbaku Dome

In 1910 the Hiroshima Prefectural Assembly decided to build the Hiroshima Commercial Exhibition Hall to promote industrial production in the prefecture. Work started on a site on the east side of the Motoyasu River, to the designs of the Czech architect Jan Letzel, in 1914 and was completed the following year. In 1933 its name was changed to the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall.

When the first atom bomb exploded over Hiroshima at 8.15 on the morning of 6 August 1945, causing the deaths of 140,000 people, this building was the only one left standing near the hypocentre of the bomb blast, albeit in skeletal form. It was preserved in that state when reconstruction of the city began, and became known as the Genbaku (Atomic Bomb) Dome.

In 1966 Hiroshima City Council adopted a resolution that the dome should be preserved in perpetuity.

The Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall was a three-storey brick building with a five-storey central core topped by a steel-framed elliptical dome clad with copper. It covered 1,023 m2 and stood to a height of 25 m. The exterior walls were faced with stone and cement plaster. The dome was reached via a staircase located at the central entrance. The main building, some 150 m from the hypocentre of the explosion, was almost completely shattered and gutted: the roof and floor collapsed, along with most of the interior walls from the second floor upwards. However, because the force of the blast came from almost directly above, the foundations of the core section of the building under the dome remained standing. The remains of the fountain that had stood in the Western-style garden on the south side of the hall also survive. In its present form the building preserves in every detail its exact state after the blast.

The authenticity of the Genbaku Dome is not open to challenge: the ruined structure stands exactly as it did after the atomic bomb exploded on 6 August 1945. The only interventions since that time have been minimal, designed to ensure the continuing stability of the ruins.



Just an off the fucking wall thing to share here. I have no idea why in hell anyone would decide to choose such a photo as their first post in this section. Personally I love it. I admit I had to think about it a bit, and even research it, but love it I do. The photo, the monument, and the idea behind the monument. I only wish you had taken a few more pictures of it from different angles.

It was just a test post, to see I knew how to upload in the correct manner.
 
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hodsgod: Since 1987!? Do you mean you have been Otaku for 27 years? If so that is just hardcore my friend, considering the limited access to the Anime/Manga stuff back then (maybe I assume too much). It would be lovely if you have now-and-then sort of photos. You know, 2 decades ago it looked like this but now here it is. Cheers mate!

I started working for a Japanese company in 1987 (Nissan) I spent about 12 months in Japan in 8 years. I went there for a holiday in 2000. I then went back to work permanently for three years in 04. I met a young lady and we married. we left in 07, and went back in 2012. I now live in an area called Ayameike Minami. we have a son who is just over one year of age.

I will have to dig out the old photos and scan them in. I used to travel to the Yokohama area with Nissan as its where the company is based, then when I went back in 04, I went with a different company and lived in Yokohama again. The city itself doesn't change much, except where they have built the new area called Minato Mirai.

regarding Manga, I don't have any interst to be honest. In Akihabara for example I went their in 87 just to buy electronics, and I don't ever remember seeing manga at all.

I would say I am far from Otaku to be honest. My interest is in Asian women, i think they are amazing.
 
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