Snap! Tokyo and London

The last few times I’ve been to Tokyo, I keep noticing things that seem very similar. This afternoon, I was walking around Wimbledon in London, and I spotted a detail on the side of the public library that I’d not noticed before. I was struck by the visual similarity to a photo I’d taken in Tokyo a few weeks ago.


Wimbledon Library Detail


Tokyo Prayer Cards Close Up

In Wimbledon, the brick and tile detail are so apt for a Library, and in Tokyo, I was intrigued by what I understand to be prayer cards. Here’s both objects in context:

Wimbledon Library WallTokyo Prayer Cards


Thank you London Gay Men’s Chorus

Last night was their sold out show at the Barbican. It was just the thing to get into the Christmas mood. As ever, there was quite a varied repetoire, and the sight of all those men going through the choreography is impressive! It was also nice to have a compere (Sandi Toksvig) who didn’t have to apologise for not being gay herself! They mentioned their summer show – Bad Boys – and I see that it will be around the time of my birthday next year. Excellent!


Merry Christmas

Christmas Tree

This weekend seemed to mark the start of the Christmas feeling for me, even if the celebrations had started a few weeks ago. Merry Christmas all!