2017/03/20

Tokushiama Morning Run

On Sunday morning, I could go for a nice run in Tokushima City.

Boats on Shinmachi River.

Beautiful Sunrise.

A walkway along Nakasu River.

Shiroyama (Castle Mountain)  where Tokushima Castle used to be.

A nice park by Shiroyama.

A ver old camophor (Kusu) tree.

A steam locomotive was displayed.

Old castle wall.

 The top of Shiroyama - here used to be castle buildings.

Mt. Bizan and the city of Tokushima seen from Shiroyama.

Steps to get to the old fortress.

Big rocks in the park.

Beautiful cherry blossom.

A man was feeding seagulls.

Palm trees by Shinmachi River.

Anime art by by the station.


2017/03/18

Spring Flowers

This morning, I went for a run in my neighborhood for a change.  Spring is here and there are many flowers blossoming!

 I could not find out the name of this pretty yellow flower.

Japanese cornel (Sanshuu)

Plum (Ume).

Weeping Cherry (Shidarezakura)

A type of Japanese cherry.

A type of daffodil.

I don't know what this is either, but very cute.

Red plum flowers.

Cherry flowers in Inokashira zoo.

Magnolia (Mokuren)

A cherry blossom in a playground.

Carmellia (Tsubaki)

Cootamundra wattle (Mimoza Acacia) - beautiful!


2017/03/16

An Early Morning Run in Hong Kong

I was back in Hong Kong over the weekend.  I could go for a run in the morning of Sunday.

At 6:15, it was still very dark - people were having breakfast at a cafe.

There are many construction sites.


I had to turn around at the Cross Harbour Tunnel.

Meat markets were getting ready for business.

A statue of a golden dragon.

Horse figures by the Jockey Club.

Some parts of the city look like jungles.

Hong Kong Park right by my hotel.


2017/03/10

Scenic Runs in Vancouver

Last week, I spent some time in Vancouver.  I could put in a couple of nice runs.

On Monday, I ran to the west from my hotel to Stanley Park.  It was snowing a bit.

A seaplanes in the harbor.

Private boats at a marina.

Totem poles at the entrance of the park.

A statue of Harry Winston Jerome - he must have been an amazing runner.

A view of the city from the park.


 Bikers resting at a view spot.

 Runners!

A light house.


A view of the bridge at the pillar.


Canadian flags 

Inukshuk at English Bay Beach.




Storage tanks by Granville Street Bridge are decorated with art.

A hotdog stand by my hotel.

On Saturday morning, I ran east from my hotel.

Gastown - the tall building is Harbour Centre.

Interesting painting on a wall of a building.

A statue by National Works Yard.

Cavalia show tent.


BC Place seen across False Creek.

A view of False Creek from Cambie Bridge.

Close-up of BC Place.


A bus drives in Gastown.

A big crane.

Angel of Victory Statue build by Canadian Pacific Railroad after WWI.

Taxis wait by the Cruise Ship Terminal.