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Day 210

Not many photographers these days know the joy of waiting over 3 weeks for negatives to be developed only then to realise it will take another 3 weeks to actually see what the pictures look like (I would love to print them properly but will wait until I get home to scan them first). Whatever comes out, Mamiya 67 negatives are beautiful! (I flipped this image in my tablet to see how it might come out)

Not many photographers these days know the joy of waiting over 3 weeks for negatives to be developed only then to realise it will take another 3 weeks to actually see what the pictures look like (I would love to print them properly but will wait until I get home to scan them first). Whatever comes out, Mamiya 67 negatives are beautiful! (I flipped this image in my tablet to see how it might come out)

Day 202

not your average train

not your average train

The Seven Stars Kyushu train pulled into the station as we were heading the other way. From the outside it looked only a little special with burgundy paying, gold lettering and stained glass windows, but it must be one of the most expensive ways to travel in the world! http://www.cruisetrain-sevenstars.com At almost 2 million yen (about 16 thousand euros) for a couple traveling only 4 days it's not surprising they don't need more than 30 people on a tour. However, given the reception the staff put on at the station and the type of travelers that have the train fully booked for ages in advance for one of the suite rooms, I was more than a little jealous when our regular local train showed up with standard bench seating.

Day 134

The blind receive sight, the l ame walk...

The blind receive sight, the lame walk...

Seeing this empty wheelchair made me wonder if this 4th blood moon every six months was a sign after all. I'm always intrigued when I see wheel chairs or disability scooters parked outside of shops too. Did they really need them? Isn't carrying shopping even more difficult than just walking? Incidentally, I saw a man cycling on a racing bike as fast as the cars behind him. Normally nothing to get excited about... Except he had just one leg!! His left leg was just a metal prosthetic way up to his hip so wasn't doing much more than spinning round for show.

Day 104 - Birmingham

Birmingham is a big mix of modern and historical architecture filled with a population as diverse as its neighbourhoods including places like Aston, Bourneville, the Chinese and Jewellery Quarters, Gas Street Basin and the shopping metropolis that is the Bull Ring. Even though you could visit Birmingham without even noticing the canals, they are still very much in use and an important feature of the city even today.

canal boat lock queue

canal boat lock queue

Selfridge's and gull

Selfridge's and gull

the other right

the other right

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Is he really reading that?

Is he really reading that?

St Paul's

St Paul's

BT Tower

BT Tower

Snow Hill KPMG

Snow Hill KPMG

Shopping with bubbles

Shopping with bubbles