Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
I added this photo just so that I added a photo. I took it out of my car waiting for a super long light. I feel like not many people take a few seconds and look out there car window to the guard rail, or do they?
Not sure but sometimes it is clean and some times it isn't. I know a lot of cities are really clean on the streets and others are not. In Richmond you will always find trash, litter or some kind thrown out of a window of a car left to rot for thousands of years or for a bird to pick up and die from. It's sad that we, the people and citizens of our area, can NOT trough that cigarettes butt or McDonalds wrapper out of our window and save it till be get to a trash can and dispose of it correctly. It rubs me the wrong way.
There is hardly any super amount of energy I use just for holding onto my trash before I flip it out the door. What is the point of throwing our trash out of our car and onto our road ways? Is it to keep the inside of the car clean or we just don't want to worry about throwing it away in a trash can?
I mean we as United States citizens pay taxes and our taxes are being spent to keep our roads clean and in nice condition so if we don't litter that is more people that could be spent else were too. Also, who the hell enjoys looking out of there car window and go, "oh hey there is a nice pile of beer cans, pile of cigarettes butts, wrappers, paper, plastic, etc. sitting on the side of the road." I sure hell don't enjoy looking at it, and I enjoy going down really well kept highways with wild flowers growing on the side. I have seen some great looking streets, and the streets that I see in Japan look awesome because of the responsible people. I just don't understand why people think it is acceptable to "toss/drop" a little bit of trash out of there car window. That stuff can pile up and just look awful and never degrades right and just pollutes the environment.
In this photo I think I see one piece of plastic towards the right or it might be a wrapper or what not but there has been worse. I think I will write another article about this again with more photos.
It just BLOWS MY MIND for the "no reason" of throwing their trash onto the side of the street. Seriously people.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
So I took a few black and white photos when I was in Washington D.C. for the cherry blossoms. There are not that many but take a look! Enjoy or maybe not haha
Smithsonian Castle is always a cool piece of architecture to see in the city.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
So it has been almost a year since I went to Japan, and one of the first places that I went to was Daitoku-ji which is in Kita-ku. Kita-ku was where I stayed at in a home so it was just a walk away! Daitoku-ji is a huge temple complex with more sub temples within its walls. It is part of the Rinzai sect of Buddhism and founded in 1319. It received a lot of damage during the Onin Wars but came back fine. It was also know for mastery of the Japanese Tea Ceremony. It is a great place to just cut through on the way home or to spend some time and check out the smaller temples inside. Anyways, take a look!
I took this path quite a few times after I past Imamiya jinga...
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Hey everyone! So a few weeks ago Ashley and I went up to Washington D.C. for a day for the Cherry Blossoms! The Street festival was a week after but this was ton of fun but super crowded. If it is Cherry Blossom blossoming time there, advice I can give is get there mega early on the weekends or go in the week because there is just a TON of people. We did had a blast though and unfortunately it was still maybe 2 days before max bloom. Some trees had buds, some had blossoms and very very few had all blossoms. Anyways, enjoy the Festival in it's 101 Anniversary!
So I have never walked over to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial on the other side of the Tidal Basin but it is so nice looking!
Sunday, April 28, 2013
This is a little late with the post but the Cherry Blossoms had bloomed about 2 weeks ago in the city of Richmond! you can find some great cherry blossoms down on Browns Island across the canal from Tredegar Iron works of Tredegar Street. We took a walk on the pipeline that day too, and by we I mean my girl friend :) Anyways, I hope you can catch the cherry blossoms some time next year. I recommend them here and also on the VCU Campus at Monroe Park. Enjoy the photos!
The twin towers of Richmond.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
So Richmond Cherry Blossoms bloomed a few weeks back and so did a few other flowering trees. My girlfriend and I went to Maymont on a weekend before we went to Washington D.C. It was a lovely day, but anyways enjoy the photographs. I am sorry that I haven't put up new photos recently but I am finding a little more time to get through them and putting up these posts!