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Clouds like drift ice

2018.10.05

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What the photo above looks like? I thoght it was like a sea covered with drift ice.

 

 

Actually, they are the clouds floating in the sky. We have various names of clouds depending on their shape, but what should I call this one?

 

 

This cloud appeared on last Tuesday when the weather was good. It looks like a huge column standing.
The clouds themselves are just water drops, so after all the shape of the clouds seems to be the shape of the air reflecting the physical condition of the air ... humidity, density, temperature ...
It is fascinating that the air draws various shapes like this. And I am not tired of seeing clouds in the sky, like the flame of bonfires.
T.S

Typhoon 21 left scars on Kehi-jingu Shrine

2018.09.25

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A big tree was fallen on Tsunuga-jinja Shrine, one of the auxiliary shrines of Kehi-jingu Shrine.

 

On September 7th, soon after typhoon 21, which caused great damage in various places, has gone, I visited Kehi-jingu Shrine in Tsuruga City, Fukui Prefecture. Though in Fukui Prefecture, we had relatively little damage by the typhoon, there were a lot of scars caused by the windstorms in the precincts. One of the supporting pillars of the torii gate in front of the hall of worships were broken, and the trees were fallen down here and there. None of the staff who worked there for a long time have ever seen such damages.

 

Beginning with heavy snow, we had a series of big disasters such as heavy rains, unbearable heat, earthquakes and typhoons in Japan this year. I thought once again that nature is the biggest threat to humans.
T.S

 


Torii gate with the broken pillar

 


A natural treasure, the eucalyptus tree also appears to be miserable.

Elevator foot switch

2018.09.04

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The photo above is an elevator of Daimyo-machi underpass at the center of Fukui City. It has foot switches that you can press the buttons with your foot. Though the elevator is not so new, what is so-called barrier-free is considered.

 

If you have no handicap, pushing a switch with your foot is also useful when your hands are occupied by luggage etc. An environment that is easy for people with physical disabilities to live should also be appreciated by non-disabled people as well.
TS

Young swallow

2018.07.03

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The above is a picture I took at Rokko Mountain the other day. It is not so clear but there are four swallows on the branch.

 

Several young a little slender swallows are also singing a lot around my house in Fukui City.

 

Although it is a natural scene and so I have not thought about it in particular, swallows are decreasing and some prefectures designated them as endangered species.

 

I hope these young birds will grow safely and return here, and that they will remain familiar birds forever.

 

By the way, the word "young swallow" also means young lovers of older women in Japan.

 

The origin is that a young painter who became the husband of a female liberation activist Raicho Hiratsuka supposedly expressed himself as such. However, the impression of the word I read in the novel "Beauty in Disarray" is stronger for me, and in that book, the word was said by Raicho.

 

I read the book long time ago and I hardly remember the story, but I still think that the title "Beauty in Disarray" is a proper saying.
T.S

Huge sculptures among the mountains

2018.06.19

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It's a working stone crushing plant I saw recently in the mountain area of Ono City, Fukui Prefecture.
Of course, it's nice to see a landscape of beautiful modern factories, but I also feel charm in the atmosphere of such rugged structures of rusty iron materials, which are far from the word "precision" or "smart". They look like Tinguely's sculptures, but they are absolutely unknown.
I'm saying only about their appearances, though.
T.S

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