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Osaka Castle

The Osaka Castle is an impressive piece of architecture sitting on top of a vast land platform bordered by sheer walls. Surrounding the majestic castle there was a moat. If you are feeling… Continue reading

Izushi Castle

Izushi Castle, sitting on top of a hill, is a quiet town with historical relics and a Shinto shrine. The old houses remind visitors of the times in the Edo period where the… Continue reading

Ten Panoramas – Cherry Blossoms Edition

B&W Bears are back to upload the final updates to the Cherry Blossom series! Due to heavy stress at work, our blog has suffered from a wide gap between the previous post and… Continue reading

The Temple & the Deer – Cherry Blossoms in Nara

Cherry Blossoms Trip Part Six Nara (奈良), in ancient Japan, used to be the imperial capital, during the times conveniently known as the Nara period (AD 710-784). Those were the days long before… Continue reading

Kobe Nightscape – 10 times the beauty!

Kobe the seaport is the place to go for night scenery in Japan – you may say why it is not Tokyo or Osaka for such purpose. Perhaps this post can convince you!… Continue reading

Dotonbori in Osaka – Eaters’ Paradise

Cherry Blossoms Trip Part 3 This is a break from the “Cherry Blossoms Trip” series, which previously featured the Hanami festival in Kyoto and the scenery at Arashiyama. I have never been to… Continue reading

Hanami – Cherry Blossoms at Kyoto

Cherry Blossoms Trip Part I Hanami (花見, literally “flower viewing”) is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the beauty of flowers. We travelled to the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe district in Japan to view the impressive sight of… Continue reading

The Moon Crossing Bridge at Arashiyama

Cherry Blossoms Trip Part 2 This is the second in a series of ten posts of our trip to the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe district in Japan in the season of Hanami. Click here to visit… Continue reading

Tamron 18-200mm for E-mount

Introduction First, a disclaimer. I am an amateur photographer and you cannot expect a typical review from me – this article just serves as an informal review for all of you who love… Continue reading

Wonderful Waterscapes – Lower Tai Tam

The Tai Tam Country Park, situated on the eastern part of Hong Kong Island, consists of a series of reservoir-lakes in the Tai Tam Valley. After our descent into the Valley, we arrived… Continue reading

A Waterworks Journey – Upper Tai Tam

The Tai Tam Country Park, situated on the eastern part of Hong Kong Island, consists of a series of reservoir-lakes in the Tai Tam Valley. We enjoyed our weekend hiking trip in the… Continue reading

This City Never Sleeps

It was a cloudy night and we had fun shooting long exposure photography by the sea side on the Hong Kong Island.  

Wildlife – Shing Mun Reservoir Part II

This post is the second and last of a series on our hiking trip to Shing Mun Reservoir. Through the Land of Monkeys After our ascent on to the hills, a winding road… Continue reading

Shing Mun Reservoir: Part I

The Beginning We are not sporty people and it is rare for us to go for a hike. After a long day and night at work, we decided to put our one-day holiday… Continue reading

Corners of HKU

After a delightful meal in the SOHO district, we set off to rekindle our good times in the University of Hong Kong. The Loke Yew Hall was an architectural gem and stood to… Continue reading