Sharing my discoveries as I take one foot in front of the other... through woods, over bridges. ^^
Mostly in Japan, but may involve something (or somewhere) else every now and then.

 

[Inside Notre Dame de Paris] Known to be among the largest and most well-known church structures in the world, this cathedral is indeed majestic. One of my favorite spots is this altar near a huge stained glass window.  This cathedral was the venue of the coronation of Napoleon I, the beatification and canonization of Joan of Arc, and the inspiration for Victor Hugo’s Hunchback of Notre-Dame, among others. #paris #notredame #neeurotrip2014

[Inside Notre Dame de Paris] Known to be among the largest and most well-known church structures in the world, this cathedral is indeed majestic. One of my favorite spots is this altar near a huge stained glass window. This cathedral was the venue of the coronation of Napoleon I, the beatification and canonization of Joan of Arc, and the inspiration for Victor Hugo’s Hunchback of Notre-Dame, among others. #paris #notredame #neeurotrip2014

[Posing at La Pyramide Inversée] Located at the Carrousel du Louvre shopping mall, the Inverted Pyramid brightens the underground entrance to the Louvre Museum with sunlight during daytime and spotlights at night. The pyramidal stone structure under the glass inverted one calls for different interpretations (like in Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code). But I thought, it was put there so people won’t hit the tip of the glass pyramid when they sit under it for pictures. 😜 #louvre #invertedpyramid #b&w #paris #neeurotrip2014

[Posing at La Pyramide Inversée] Located at the Carrousel du Louvre shopping mall, the Inverted Pyramid brightens the underground entrance to the Louvre Museum with sunlight during daytime and spotlights at night. The pyramidal stone structure under the glass inverted one calls for different interpretations (like in Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code). But I thought, it was put there so people won’t hit the tip of the glass pyramid when they sit under it for pictures. 😜 #louvre #invertedpyramid #b&w #paris #neeurotrip2014

[Appreciating Mona Lisa] At The Louvre, we visited the most viewed work of art in the museum, Leonardo Da Vinci’s La Joconde (La Gioconda, Mona Lisa). Interestingly, meeting her is an entire experience separate of the museum itself. People crowd around her to take ‘selfies’ and the best photos possible. So it’s a war of elbowing and slowly moving inch by inch to get nearer. Until alas, that mysterious smile framed in a small piece of painting either disappoints you or touches you, depending on how long you manage to stay close. For me, it was both a feeling of accomplishment to finally meet her and a reminder about legacy. No matter how small, as long as it reaches many people, it will surely be remembered. #louvre #paris #monalisa #neeurotrip2014 #art

[Appreciating Mona Lisa] At The Louvre, we visited the most viewed work of art in the museum, Leonardo Da Vinci’s La Joconde (La Gioconda, Mona Lisa). Interestingly, meeting her is an entire experience separate of the museum itself. People crowd around her to take ‘selfies’ and the best photos possible. So it’s a war of elbowing and slowly moving inch by inch to get nearer. Until alas, that mysterious smile framed in a small piece of painting either disappoints you or touches you, depending on how long you manage to stay close. For me, it was both a feeling of accomplishment to finally meet her and a reminder about legacy. No matter how small, as long as it reaches many people, it will surely be remembered. #louvre #paris #monalisa #neeurotrip2014 #art

[A peak at the Louvre Pyramid] This is the largest museum in the world that could take weeks to explore. The pyramid outside is surely a landmark. An inverted pyramid can be seen from the underground lobby, which we first thought to be right under the upright one (but nope!). One of the most famous paintings inside is Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa or La Joconde. #art #louvre #paris #n&eeurotrip2014

[A peak at the Louvre Pyramid] This is the largest museum in the world that could take weeks to explore. The pyramid outside is surely a landmark. An inverted pyramid can be seen from the underground lobby, which we first thought to be right under the upright one (but nope!). One of the most famous paintings inside is Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa or La Joconde. #art #louvre #paris #n&eeurotrip2014

We only had 1.5 days in Paris and it was raining. Still, we were able to go to the “essential spots to visit”. Here’s the view from the top of the Eiffel Tower. #paris #eiffel #topoftheworld

We only had 1.5 days in Paris and it was raining. Still, we were able to go to the “essential spots to visit”. Here’s the view from the top of the Eiffel Tower. #paris #eiffel #topoftheworld

[Retro games in Shinsaibashi, Osaka] Did you play Famicon games before? If you want to relive those days without buying a refurbished unit (available at Super Potato), just drop by Game Bar Continue. See map for location. #osaka #famicon #retro #games (at Game Bar Continue)

[Retro games in Shinsaibashi, Osaka] Did you play Famicon games before? If you want to relive those days without buying a refurbished unit (available at Super Potato), just drop by Game Bar Continue. See map for location. #osaka #famicon #retro #games (at Game Bar Continue)

Cloudy sunset #神戸  (at ポーアイしおさい公園)

Cloudy sunset #神戸 (at ポーアイしおさい公園)

Splash Fantasy show near Umie Mosaic #神戸 #umie (at 神戸モザイク)

Splash Fantasy show near Umie Mosaic #神戸 #umie (at 神戸モザイク)

"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one remembers to turn on the light." -Dumbledore #goJK #dixitissomuchfun

"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one remembers to turn on the light." -Dumbledore #goJK #dixitissomuchfun

We watched the typhoon yesterday (#11) through the windows. Some nice droplets here after all that 100mm? rain.

We watched the typhoon yesterday (#11) through the windows. Some nice droplets here after all that 100mm? rain.