A place to sit a while and reflect

Japanese Garden

We have visited this Japanese Garden a few times over the past few years. It’s a wonderful, peaceful, place twhere you can find a quite corner and reflect on life.

It’s not a big garden but that doesn’t stop you spending a long time there.

Geisha encounter in Tokyo

While we were in Tokyo in 2014 we attended a Geisha evening, where we were just a few people and were able to play some Geisha ‘games’.

One of the games was fan flying where we attempted to make a fan ‘fly’ towards our opponent. We weren’t very successful at that game, but had better luck with the other games. The loser had to drink a shot glass of Saké and the winner received a small gift.

It was really a magical, enchanting evening, that I will always remember with much fondness.

We probably went for some Sushi afterwards, but I can’t remember.

It was difficult to decide on whether I should post the original coloured photo, or the black and white version.

Here is the coloured original.

Life in Geneva – Summing up

For the last couple of weeks I have been showing you some photos of Geneva culled from my collection.

Today I’m just posting a few that I had previously selectionned.

It’s time to move on to other subjects.


Before I leave though I have a few photos left.

Life in Geneva – The Tram

There is an excellent transport network in Geneva, and miles of tramlines, some of which have been built over the last decade or so.

Whenever we visit, now that we are no longer inhabitants, we obtain a tourist pass from our hotel and this allows us to use all public transport during the duration of our stay.

It’s great to be able to just hop on a bus or a tram … as long as it’s not the rush hour!

Sadly, I don’t think this is a problem right now.

Life in Geneva – Fountains

There are lots of fountains, scattered around the City of Geneva and in the surrounding countryside. They are decorated with flowers from Spring to Autumn and always a joy to see.

This was one in the City centre.

Sunday Photo Fiction : 29 December 2019 – Happy New Year

Fred had planned it meticulously.
Business class return from Manchester to Las Vegas.
Six nights in a honeymoon suite at Ceasars Palace.
A romantic in-room dining extravaganza on New Years Eve, followed by champagne in the hot tub.
Ten thousand dollars to spend in the casino.
The best seats for Mystère by Cirque du Soleil, at Treasure Island, on South Las Vegas Boulevard.
It was perfect, as he described it to Josie while they shared a romantic Big Mac menu, splashing out on some chicken Nuggets dipped in barbecue sauce.
They exchanged smiles lost in each other’s eyes, her warm hands cradled softly in his.
When they got home they poured two glasses of fizz in borrowed champagne glasses in front of a poster of Ceasars Palace and clinked their glasses.
They were laughing so much it was a challenge to keep still while they composed the photo.
They kissed while Big Ben chimed in the New Year.
At 00.01am they posted their photo on Instagram with the caption “Happy New Year!” (172 words)

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Best wishes for the New Year!

I can’t help remarquing that the manicured hand has those lovely cherries in her glass while the other glass contains olives.

Wouldn’t it have been fun if it was the contrary (smiles)

Photo credits for the featured photo : Photo by jfelias @ Morguefile