Takasaki View Hotel
Travel Blogs from Takasaki
... position and work their way up through the ranks...or not....depending on their ambitions. Before I go further, let it be said that in all fairness even the position of split girl is not to be taken lightly. There is a lot more that goes on during performance than meets the eye of the audience. A trapeze team is exactly that, a team. A successful and engaging performance requires the full participation of all the members, not just the lead flyers. Also, many ...
Sorry I haven't made a post in a few days, our hotel in Kyoto did not have
a strong connection to wifi for android phones. However, there are two
things I have noticed in the past few days in the city of Kyoto.
#1- Everything is designed for convienece and purpose. We were climbing a
mountain in Kyoto, and what did we find at the top in the middle of
nowhere? A vending machine. You can also find them next to shrines ...
And so, my second city is drawing to a close. I've enjoyed Ota most for the time I've had to explore the area via bicycle. Once we got through the first 10 days, our schedule became quite easy, with one show and practice on weekdays, and three shows each weekend day. This left me with plenty of time to explore. As I mentioned before, the area to the north of Ota is mountainous. This has made for some very beautiful (and also challenging) rides. ...
This morning Cole and I got up at 5:00 am and walked about a mile to
Tenmongu Shrine this morning. As we walked along the road, the buildings
became older and older as we approached the base of the mountain. The
architecture is very rustic and intricate. The 30 foot walls of the shrine
were covered in relief, and even a 6 inch bird had every single feather
depicted. Detail is very important here. This is also true to everyday
life. When the maids ...
I did not get to make an entry yesterday because I was out seeing the sights. I ended up waking up around 5 in the morning the other day, and so I went outside to see the city. All the people were very friendly. We even saw a class of children along the street doing perspective drawings on boards. They were very excited to see Americans and loved Cole's beard. Everything in the city is laid out and presented in a nice way. Some of the ...