May 30, 2018

UTAH: Squirrel - Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Squirrel


Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA


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Bryce Canyon National Park
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May 29, 2018

TOKYO: Kanda Yabu Soba - THEN and NOW

URBAN-STREET
VIGNETTES




かんだやぶそば
東京都千代田区神田淡路町
Kanda Yabu Soba



Yabu Soba opened its doors for business in 1880.

“Soba”, or buckwheat noodles, tempura and sushi, are three popular Japanese dishes that date back to the Edo Period. Soba noodles are a favorite anytime all over Japan, but are also traditionally enjoyed on certain special occasions such as New Years or when someone moves, and are said to bring good fortune.
Our soba noodles are served “seiro”, style?that is, firm noodles made from ten parts buckwheat flour to one part wheat flour, which are then dipped in a tasty broth and enjoyed. We also offer Tendane?soba noodles in tsuyu soup with crispy deep-fried shrimp on the side?and Tempura soba?noodles in broth with deep-fried shrimp on top.
Toto Norenkai





昔と今
・   ・   ・
 THEN and NOW







昔 - THEN photography at 04/2012 by aQuIaki YAMADA


In February 2013, a fire destroyed the traditional, low Japanese abode that housed this long-running soba shop, leading to a lengthy break in operations and much hand-wringing among Tokyo's buckwheat noodle enthusiasts.

東京の老舗の蕎麦屋の中で長い歴史を越えて営業をしてきた日本家屋の趣を今に残してきたある蕎麦屋に、2013年2月火事が発生し、日本の伝統が破壊されてしまいました。





"ありがとう存じました。"




今 - NOW photography at 03/2016 by aQuIaki YAMADA


Fortunately enough, Yabu Soba rose from the ashes in October 2014 and is now back to serving both excellent soba and a wide variety of tasty side dishes. The new building can't match the charm of its predecessor, but is very convenient with both counter and table seats, in addition to the large dining rooms upstairs.

幸運にも、2014年10月に、この悲劇の灰の中から見事に立ち上がったのです。今はそれだけでなく蕎麦そのものはもちろんの事、他の美味しい皿の数々も味わえ振舞われている。新しい店での外観は前のように伝統をすべて引き継いだ同じものではないが、カウンターやテーブル席、2階には宴会席もありいろいろな用途でお客様に親しまれています。








"ありがとう存じました。"



"かんだやぶそば"は、東京都千代田区神田淡路町にある蕎麦専門店である。


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May 20, 2018

ARIZONA: Photographs of Saguaro National Park - AZ

Saguaro Cacti


Saguaro Cacti at Sunset in Saguaro National Park, Tucson, Arizona

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May 15, 2018

ARIZONA: Saguaro Cactus - Saguaro National Park

Saguaro


Close-up of cactus in Saguaro National Park at Sunset, Tucson, Arizona

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May 13, 2018

ARIZONA: Pima County Courthouse - Tucson

The Old Pima County Courthouse


Pima County - Old Tucson Courthouse, Tucson, Arizona


Pima County Courthouse
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Pima County Courthouse

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pima County Courthouse is the former main county courthouse building in downtown Tucson, Arizona. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was designed by Roy Place in 1928 in Mission Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival style architecture.

The building previously housed the Pima County Consolidated Justice Court, which handled lower-level state criminal matters and small claims cases. As of February 2015, court proceedings for Justice Court are held in a newer building shared with Tucson City Court, which is located on Stone Avenue. The old Pima County Courthouse still serves as the offices Pima of the County Treasurer and Recorder.


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May 5, 2018

ARIZONA: Southwestern United States in Arizona

Desert Southwest


Arizona’s Sonoran Desert - Saguaro Cactus, Arizona


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Sonoran Desert
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Sonoran Desert



The Sonoran Desert is a North American desert which covers large parts of the Southwestern United States in Arizona and California and of Northwestern Mexico in Sonora, Baja California, and Baja California Sur. It is the hottest desert in Mexico. It has an area of 260,000 square kilometers (100,000 sq mi). The western portion of the United States–Mexico border passes through the Sonoran Desert.
In phytogeography, the Sonoran Desert is within the Sonoran Floristic Province of the Madrean Region in southwestern North America, part of the Holarctic Kingdom of the northern Western Hemisphere. The desert contains a variety of unique and endemic plants and animals, such as the saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) and organ pipe cactus (Stenocereus thurberi).


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