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Choose My Best Instagram Photos – Round 1, Group 44

First of all, if you haven’t voted in the last group, please do so. It needs more votes. I’d appreciate it!

There’s a lot of green in this group, and one of my favourite pictures. I wonder if you know which one it is. I thought it looked great after I took it. Let me know which picture you think I like the most.

The rules are simple. I post 10 of my Instagram photos every few days, and you get to vote on your favourites. It’s multiple choice, so please vote for 2 to 4 photos (3 is ideal). Leave a comment saying why you voted the way you did. The poll comes after the photos.

Here are the photos:

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Jujo station from Saikyo Line train

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Street in Warabi

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Rainbow after the rain

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Four leaf clover

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Big green poplar

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Beautiful spring view with Mt. Fuji

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Venus above the wires

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Izumino Station during a thunderstorm

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Spring sunset

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Ofuna festival starts!

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And now the vote. Please vote for your favourite photos (ideally 3, but anywhere between 2 and 4):

 

Thank you for the votes! Let me know which pictures you voted for in the comments below. I’d love to know what you think.

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Choose My Best Instagram Photos – Round 1, Group 43

On to the next group! This one contains a lot of green and water, but there’s more, too. Looking through these photos gives me a lot of nostalgic feelings. I’ll be back there again! Anyway, which photos do you like?

The rules are simple. I post 10 of my Instagram photos every few days, and you get to vote on your favourites. It’s multiple choice, so please vote for 2 to 4 photos (3 is ideal). Leave a comment saying why you voted the way you did. The poll comes after the photos.

Here are the photos:

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Enoshima coast

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Little splash

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Looking across Sagami Bay

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Flowers in spring

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Bright green

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Tokaido Line T

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Under the umbrella

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Bus in the rain

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Vivid green Isshikigawa

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Hawks at Yuigahama Beach

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And now the vote. Please vote for your favourite photos (ideally 3, but anywhere between 2 and 4):

 

Thanks for all the votes! Please let me know what you voted for and why. I look forward to seeing your opinions.

Choose My Best Instagram Photos – Round 1, Group 42

In this group of photos, we moved on down the coast of Kamakura and into Fujisawa, especially Enoshima. You get to continue enjoying the seaside and island scenery with these ones. But which photos do you like?

The rules are simple. I post 10 of my Instagram photos every few days, and you get to vote on your favourites. It’s multiple choice, so please vote for 2 to 4 photos (3 is ideal). Leave a comment saying why you voted the way you did. The poll comes after the photos.

Here are the photos:

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Inamuragasaki cape

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Enoshima and Shichirigahama from Inamuragasaki

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Kamakura coast from Inamuragasaki

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Enoshima condo

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Sexy fountain on Enoshima

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Torii on Enoshima

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Surfboards in a narrow Enoshima alley

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A finger into the ocean

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Rugged Enoshima coast

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Rock arch

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And now the vote. Please vote for your favourite photos (ideally 3, but anywhere between 2 and 4):

 

I was joking about the sexy fountain. Anyway, I’m very interested in what you think of these photos, so please leave a comment explaining your votes. Thanks!

Choose My Best Instagram Photos – Round 1, Group 41

You’re in for a treat this time. Sky, lots of sky. And sunsets! This is when my obsession for amazing, bright sunsets began. And they are some of my more popular photos. But I’ll let you be the judge. Let’s take a look.

The rules are simple. I post 10 of my Instagram photos every few days, and you get to vote on your favourites. It’s multiple choice, so please vote for 2 to 4 photos (3 is ideal). Leave a comment saying why you voted the way you did. The poll comes after the photos.

Here are the photos:

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Venus, moon, and Jupiter

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Today's amazing sunset and clouds

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Sakura

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Marsh boardwalk

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Enoshima

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Mt Fuji sunset

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Mt Fuji sunset at the beach

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Yuigahama Beach in Kamakura

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The cliff of Inamuragasaki in Kamakura

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Inamuragasaki, Kamakura

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And now the vote. Please vote for your favourite photos (ideally 3, but anywhere between 2 and 4):

 

Thanks for voting! In addition to the vote above, please let me know why you voted the way you did. I’m very interested in knowing.

Choose My Best Instagram Photos – Round 1, Group 40

Group 40! Almost two thirds of the way through now. This time, we have a lot of architecture, boats, and a lot of shiny buildings. I really like a lot of the pictures in this group, so I think it’ll be one of the most difficult ones to vote on. I hope you enjoy it!

The rules are simple. I post 10 of my Instagram photos every few days, and you get to vote on your favourites. It’s multiple choice, so please vote for 2 to 4 photos (3 is ideal). Leave a comment saying why you voted the way you did. The poll comes after the photos.

Here are the photos:

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Nipponmaru

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Landmark Tower and bright sky

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The dragon is staring at me

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Aka Renga Soko

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Yokohama skyline from Aka Renga Soko

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Aka Renga Soko 2

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Minato Mirai condos

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Minato Mirai skyscrapers

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Minato Mirai clouds

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Xerox HQ reflection

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And now the vote. Please vote for your favourite photos (ideally 3, but anywhere between 2 and 4):

Thanks for voting! Please leave a comment below with your choices and why. I look forward to seeing what you like.

Edmonton Tour: The Arts District

Time for the third part of the downtown Edmonton tour. This time, the Arts District. Edmonton is known as a cultural city with a lot of music, arts, and museums. We’ll take a look at some of the interesting architecture in this area.

But first, the amazing river valley. Downtown is situated at the top of the valley, commanding this great view down to the North Saskatchewan River.

There’s a river boat called the Edmonton Queen. You can eat on it and go on a river cruise. It was recently sold in an auction.

A look in another direction. The river is quite green.

Now, on to the Arts District. One of the cultural buildings is the Citadel Theatre. There, you can watch plays and musicals. Not only that, there’s an indoor garden. It’s always warm in there.

And here is the Francis Winspear Centre for Music, a concert hall that features the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and other musical performances.

A look back across the street, you can see the Citadel Theatre.

Here is the Stanley A. Milner Library, the main branch of the Edmonton Public Library. It’s not a very attractive building, but will soon be undergoing a major transformation. I can’t wait to see what it looks like.

Right at the heart of the Arts District is the Sir Winston Churchill Square. It’s an open square with green space, cafes, and more. Several festivals occur here every year, as well as the occasional movie.

The Square has a large open plaza for festivals.

One of the newest buildings is the Art Gallery of Alberta. It’s a unique design, isn’t it?

And then we have Edmonton City Hall. This is one of the more attractive city halls I’ve seen. It has a large glass pyramid and a wading pool right in front. In winter, you can go skating on it.

This is a war memorial in front of City Hall.

This part of City Hall contains a restaurant and changing area for the pool/skating rink.

And here’s the pool. It was closed when I was there, even though it was a very warm day.

Another feature at City Hall. Nice shady outdoor corridor.

Looking up! Like the windows?

This is the pyramid from inside.

Also under the pyramid, take a look at some of the architecture.

To finish it off, looking back at City Hall from Churchill Square, you can see some food trucks. Edmonton has a fleet of these trucks offering many different kinds of food. They’re very popular.

And that is the Arts District. I missed going to the Royal Alberta Museum, but it’s currently under construction. Next time, I’ll show you the government centre, including the Alberta Legislature.

Let me know what you thought in the comments below.

Choose My Best Instagram Photos – Round 1, Group 39

Now things start to get more difficult. In group 39, some of these photos I feel are improving in quality. And in future groups, I think the voting will get even more difficult. Be prepared!

This set of photos involves more buildings, weather, and outdoors. Enjoy!

The rules are simple. I post 10 of my Instagram photos every few days, and you get to vote on your favourites. It’s multiple choice, so please vote for 2 to 4 photos (3 is ideal). Leave a comment saying why you voted the way you did. The poll comes after the photos.

Here are the photos:

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Angled architecture

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Spring is coming – ume

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No rain, but a bit foggy

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Into the fog

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Warm Terrace Mall Shonan lights

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Looking up!

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Building demolished

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Rainy reflection

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Minato Mirai evening

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Framed

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And now the vote. Please vote for your favourite photos (ideally 3, but anywhere between 2 and 4):

 

Thanks for voting! Please leave a comment with your reasons for voting the way you did.