Brave Blossoms

So I haul my sorry ass up to Kyoto after a week of Board of Governors meetings and stuff. I go to the STS Forum. Instead of conference hotel, for the like of which I have developed a very strong antipathy, Naoko books an Airbnb apartment a couple of stops down the subway from the conference center. What a good decision, thanks Naoko. It is in the middle of a straightforward Kyoto residential area and so calm. I am not obliged to speak to people. I find anonymity very alluring.

Good ol'Abe speaks

Good ol’ Abe speaks

My apartment

My apartment, which is great but has no TV so I miss the Blossoms bashing Samoa.

Young ladies on the subway

Young ladies on the subway

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The Prime Minister of France

The Prime Minister of France

Incidentally, the Prime Minister of France, whose name escapes me, is the only person throughout the 3 day meeting who does not speak in English.

Just beside my apartment is a river.

Beautiful walks. These are cherry trees. Imagine the Spring.

Beautiful walks. These are cherry trees. Imagine the Spring.

Everywhere you look, people are getting married

Everywhere you look, people are getting married

Spot-billed Duck

Spot-billed Duck

I like Kyoto.

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2 Responses to Brave Blossoms

  1. calderi says:

    We liked Kyoto too. The Philosopher’s Walk was very lovely, with many opportunities for refreshment. Pity you missed the match, as the Blossoms were magnificent.

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