It took God six days to create the universe and he rested on the seventh. It took my 12-inch MacBook about 70 hours to upload 60,000 photographs to Google Photos that will now take me an eternity to sort through.
I also found a shortcut icon on my computer that pointed to an old server that I thought had been taken down an age ago. Out came folder after folder of images I had given up hope of ever seeing see again.
Everybody has got a Gmail account, but how many people can say they have an actual, physical Google mailbox? I saw this at Bic Camera, where Alphabet is pushing hard to cut off Amazon and its Alexa gadgets from the Japan IoT market, which is still lagging behind the U.S. one. Japanese rooms are tight and cluttered: Why have to speak when you can just reach for the nearby switch?
I’ve also added some random postage-related shots that have been hanging around a while now, like lost letters:
A mailbox somewhere in Setagaya Ward
An new apartment building in Minami-aoyama
The Shinjuku underground as a typhoon passes outside
Someone else interested in these birds
The first day of winter in the traditional calendar arrives tomorrow yet the weather remains warm. I offer this unexpected find in my mailbox instead of a wintry scene–A notice of a package from France herself!
A Spanish restaurant next to my dentist’s clinic in the Shiodome district
I don’t think this is the way most Spaniards celebrate All Saints’ Eve–I think it’s a rather more Catholic affair.
A tableau of Olympic judges
Marathon runner on the podium
These are the very first photographs that I uploaded to the Internet, back in November 2007–when Tokyo was bidding to host the 2016 (or 2012?) Olympics. They show a couple of PR tableaux placed at Kokuritsu-kyogijo station, the closest stop to the National Stadium.
The 1,000-day countdown to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games started on Oct. 28.
An aerial view of construction of the New National Stadium showed more than 20 cranes at work mainly to install the stands for spectators.
The stadium is expected to be completed in November 2019 and will serve as the venue for the Opening Ceremony the following year. (The Asahi Shimbun)
Walking through the crab passageway beneath Tokyo Station