Saturday, July 12, 2014

A Hot Summer Day

First last weekend and then this weekend.

Last weekend we went to Yamanashi Prefecture to enjoy the hot springs. It rained most of the time and I only took a few pictures. This is a calm scene of Lake Yamanakako in the morning.

The first hot spring we visited was in the middle of some rice fields.

Here it is, Asahi Onsen.

Front entrance. The nice thing about this place is that the water temperature is lower than than normal which allows a person to soak longer. Also the water is slightly carbonated. This place is in the top 10 of my favorite hot springs.

Afterwards we stopped by a fruit stand. The peaches are in season so we picked up a box of them.

And now, this weekend. Yesterday I went to Yodobashi Camera in Yokohama to buy a new lens for one of my cameras. Unfortunately, the lens is to new and has not been delivered to the store yet. Not wanting to just head back home yet I decided to go for a walk.

A view of the Nissan and Fuji Xerox buildings.

A lot of lines here.

While I love nature I can appreciate modern architecture too.

Inside the Nissan building they had some of their old race cars on display.

As I walked past a wedding ceremony hall a crow perched on the cross.

I couldn't help but feel that this was an ominous sign for the newly wed couple celebrating inside the hall.

Moving on... no bad signs at the Yokohama Museum of Art.

A cooling mist attracts the children.

I paused in the shade of a cherry tree.

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Is a picture of a picture worth two thousand words?

I thought he was done but apparently it wasn't quite worth a thousand words yet and he needed to add some more stuff to the picture.

One never knows who they will share a street corner with.

It is so hot out today that this girl is cooling herself with a block of ice,

Others are just doing their best to endure.

And yet others are unaffected by the intense heat and just go smiling about their way.

It seems that today is high school baseball day at Yokohama Stadium.

There are high school baseball teams roaming about everywhere.

High school girls supporting the team.

Stadium staff on the warpath.

Be true to your school.

The buzz cut hair style must be the in thing for baseball players.

Last shot of the day: first responders on their way to help someone who probably succumbed to the heat.

Thanks for stopping by!

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