July 2010

granada

the alhambra palace hotel. could have been designed by cecil b. de mille. maybe it was.

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city

the city, however, does not tell its past, but contains it like the lines of a hand, written in the corners of the streets, the gratings

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teppan-yaki izakaya

teppan-yaki-ya are usually associated with flashy upmarket slightly tacky pepper-mill twirling wisecracking steak chefs in london and new york epitomised by ‘benihana’. this place was a bit

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龍安寺(ryoan-ji)

うらやまし美しう成て散る紅葉 urayamashi utsukushuu natte chiru momiji how enviable becoming beautiful falling maple leaves

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tokyo 21_21

21_21 is a new design museum near roppongi, and tokyo ‘midtown’ new development. the building is designed to be dramatic whilst not overwhelming the surrounding park-scape.

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tokyo ikebukuro mono

not the most glamourous part of tokyo, with a reputation for sleaze and bad taste, it nevertheless boasts one of tokyo’s biggest railway stations, two of

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