We got a direct hit by a typhoon

Japan has been hit by many natural disasters - but usually, away from Tokyo.
But this week, we were finally hit by a big typhoon - No. 15 by Japanese designation.

Below is a TV capture of a late night news in Nagoya of Tuesday.  It shows crumbling river bank from the rain and the square at the bottom right shows a big area of Japan is covered by the storm.

This one is a capture of a TV in Tokyo around 5 PM of Wednesday.  At that time, the storm center was with us in Tokyo.  The picture shows a damage in Kinki area (around Osaka).

Many trees fell in Inokashira Park.  Here, workers are trying to cut up and remove a big tree from a trail yesterday.

But many people were picnicking in the park, too.  It really was a nice cool day, after all.  It was also a holiday in Japan - Autumn Equinox.

In our yard, we had a big damage, too.  Our wisteria tree that gave us joy every spring got destroyed because the frame completely collapsed.

Below is a picture of our wisteria tree in spring of 2007.  I miss that tree!



This time, I had several days in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The first day I got there, I took a walk in the Chinatown.

Here, a clown tries to entertain bored people at Parc Su-Yat-Sen.

On Tuesday morning, went for a morning jog from my hotel to Pont Jacque Cartier.

While I was running back, encountered a beautiful sunrise. I took a photo of it between the Biosphere and the clock tower.

A statue a Mary surrounded by angels - a top of Notre Dame de Bon Secours Chapel.  This picture actually reminds me of Queen's" Radio Ga-Ga" music video.

Then, yesterday, I had a bit of time to jog in the late afternoon, so I ran through the historical part of the city to the harbor.

The one on the right is Notre Dame Bascilica.

I encountered beautiful sailboats that just came in to dock at the harbor.

Although time I had was very limited, I truly enjoyed walking and jogging around this beautiful city.