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Aug
2011

beautiful vintage travel posters

On 01, Aug 2011 | In Design, History, Selected Posts, Travel & Life | By sue

I love it when arts and education institutions use social media to make art more accessible. The Boston Public Library has an amazing Flickr sharing highlights from their collection of books, prints, memorabilia, and other objects. Yesterday, I got really caught up looking through their set of gorgeous vintage travel posters from the early twentieth century.
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01

May
2011

cherry blossom festival at brooklyn botanical garden

On 01, May 2011 | In Selected Posts, Travel & Life | By sue

This past weekend was Sakura Matsuri, the Cherry Blossom Festival, at Brooklyn Botanical Garden. I went on Saturday with a friend and it was absolutely gorgeous. We were incredibly lucky: this year’s festival coincided with a perfect combination of great weather and trees in peak bloom.
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05

Dec
2010

china snapshots

On 05, Dec 2010 | In Selected Posts, Travel & Life | By sue

Final set of travel photos! These are snapshots from my daily life in Shanghai and Beijing, of things that I found amusing or culturally interesting.
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01

Dec
2010

tokyo rockabilly dancers

On 01, Dec 2010 | In Selected Posts, Travel & Life | By sue

One of my favorite experiences in Tokyo was watching these awesome rockabilly dancers who hang out in Yoyogi Park (in Harajuku) every Sunday afternoon. You may have seen them before—the music video for Peter Bjorn and John’s “Nothing to Worry About” follows them around for a day.
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Nov
2010

kyoto snapshots

On 17, Nov 2010 | In Selected Posts, Travel & Life | By sue

Curious architecture, origami, and thrift-shop finds.
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15

Nov
2010

tokyo snapshots

On 15, Nov 2010 | In Selected Posts, Travel & Life | By sue

Fortune-telling, scenic views, and mysterious nightlife.
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14

Nov
2010

tsukiji fish market

On 14, Nov 2010 | In Selected Posts, Travel & Life | By sue

Okay, last Japan food post—after this, all I have left to post are random snapshots. Plus, I bought a megapack of butter at BJ’s yesterday – Thanksgiving baking is so on. Anyway. In a decidedly different category of food, Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo.
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10

Nov
2010

tokyo treats

On 10, Nov 2010 | In Selected Posts, Travel & Life | By sue

Being the dessert fiend that I am, I made sure to explore the sugary items Tokyo had on offer. And there were a lot of delicious desserts—some were Tokyo-expensive, but a lot of the more local snacks were both delicious and affordable.
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08

Nov
2010

gochisosama deshita

On 08, Nov 2010 | In Selected Posts, Travel & Life | By sue

“Gochisosama deshita” is a phrase you can use to show your appreciation after a meal. It translates to “It was a feast.” And with that, I give you…more foodstuffs from Japan (oh, you thought I was done? THERE IS NO END to my Japan photos).
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08

Nov
2010

fushimi inari taisha

On 08, Nov 2010 | In Selected Posts, Travel & Life | By sue

Fushimi Inari Taisha is the head shrine of Inari, deity of business, rice, and foxes. It’s a really cool place—there are thousands of torii, or gates, leading up from the main shrine to many other shrines dotting the mountainside (the mountain is also called Inari).
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06

Nov
2010

kyoto textiles and crafts

On 06, Nov 2010 | In Design, Selected Posts, Travel & Life | By sue

Another great part of visiting Kyoto: finding cute and beautiful handicrafts just about everywhere. Paper products, ceramics, and especially textiles – I wanted to buy everything (and now I’m inspired to get crafty when I go back home).
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05

Nov
2010

kyoto is sweet

On 05, Nov 2010 | In Selected Posts, Travel & Life | By sue

One of the greatest things we discovered about Kyoto is that dessert—from ice cream to traditional Japanese tea sweets—is a Big Deal there.
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