A suburb of Tokyo with lazy canals, rows of cherry blossoms, quiet streets and old buildings? In my mind’s eye, I pictured a mini-Amsterdam in Japan! However – this was still the mighty concrete jungle of Tokyo, so what we actually found in Nakameguro were high-walled, concrete stormwater channels stained green from algae. But this … More How to enjoy Nakameguro in the winter
Two of Tokyo’s hubs of pop culture are must-sees, to explore the culture of modern Japan. Akihabara for electronics, anime and video game toilets; and Harajuku for fashion, sweet treats and cat costumes!
Here we have the Eastern rainbow rhino. One of the rarest of rhino species; the eastern rainbow is only found on Australia’s east coast, where the sunny weather and ready availability to art supplies provides excellent spotting opportunities. The feet are locked on a plinth, an evolutionary trait differentiating this rhino from its relatives. This can tend to inhibit mating rituals, so … More Tracking down the coloured rhinos in Sydney
In May 2013, I did something I never thought I’d do as part of my round-the-world travels. I hosted my own art exhibition. Montreal seemed a perfect place; cool, young and unpretentious, with an exciting public art culture and lively street art scene. And I didn’t have a clue how to do it…
What have I been doing during my time in Paris? Well, sightseeing of course! But during my downtime i’ve found the time to paint; a small slice of life as a poor artist. Please enjoy what I came up with! Right now they’re off the frame, rolled up and hiding in a transport tube!
As you know, there is a lot to do in Paris. You’ve probably heard of many of them – great monuments, museums and former castles, art galleries and shopping, eating and drinking great food. But what about trying to track down the little curiosities?
The first Paris metro line was built in 1900, and since then, it has ballooned to stunning 301-station (and counting) network that takes you to within walking distance of anywhere in Paris. I love the speed, usability, style and convenience of the metro. But above all, I love the art and design of the Paris … More 16 Paris Metro stations with absolutely incredible designs
“He is down this way, last cell on the left”, the officer slurred in a thick Parisian accent, as he gestured toward a row of prison cells. Matt followed curiously. They walked briskly down a long hallway, the iron bars shining darkly in the dim basement light. The officer was dressed in dark police blues, … More Paris