October 27, 2018

NAVAJO NATION: Lower Antelope Canyon - So beautiful!

Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park - Navajo Nation


Sandstone formations in Lower Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park
Arizona - NAVAJO NATION


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"spiral rock arches"
Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park
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October 22, 2018

TOKYO: The restored symbol - TOKYO STATION

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TOKYO STATION DOME
The restored symbol of the Metropolitan City
- Tokyo Station


Tokyo Station in central Tokyo is the travel gateway of Shinkansen bullet trains bound for several areas of Japan and is one of the busiest terminal stations in Japan. Tokyo Station, however, is not only a transportation facility but also a cultural property with long history and many stories. Marunouchi station building, the original building of Tokyo Station, is now especially popular, as it’s been renovated to the classic outlook of 100 years ago and reopened in October, 2012. You must be passing by Tokyo Station at least once during your travel. Stop by and feel this attractive architecture.

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東京駅(とうきょうえき)は、東京都千代田区丸の内一丁目にある、東日本旅客鉄道(JR東日本)・東海旅客鉄道(JR東海)・東京地下鉄(東京メトロ)の駅である。

東京の表玄関とも言うべきターミナル駅で、特に東海道新幹線と東北新幹線の起点となっており、全国の新幹線網における最大の拠点となっている。また、東海道本線や東北本線など主要幹線の起点駅でもある。当駅から乗り換えなしで実に32都道府県と結んでおり、1日当たりの列車発着本数は約3000本という日本を代表するターミナル駅の一つである。プラットホームの数は日本一多く、在来線が地上5面10線と地下4面8線の合計9面18線、新幹線が地上5面10線、地下鉄は地下1面2線を有しており、面積は東京ドーム約3.6個分に相当する。赤レンガ造りの丸の内口駅舎は辰野金吾らが設計したもので、1914年に竣工、2003年に国の重要文化財に指定されている。「関東の駅百選」認定駅でもある。



How reborn internal

The restoration has been inside the dome、TOKYO STATION DOME, Tokyo Station


October, 2012



The dome which was restored, TOKYO STATION DOME, Tokyo Station




Inside of the dome before renovation.
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October 15, 2018

HAWAII: Antique Bottles at the Sugar Cane - Maui

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Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum in the former Puʻunēnē Mill manager's house

Antique bottles at the Sugar Cane Museum, Maui, Hawaii


the Sugar Cane Museum
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Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum


Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum is located in the small sugar cane growing and milling community of Puʻunene, Hawaii, Kahului, Maui. The museum exhibits the history of Hawaiian sugar plantations and Alexander & Baldwin and its role in the sugar cane industry in Hawaii. The company itself continues in business and though it has diversified, it continues to produce sugar cane. The museum itself in the former mill manager's house.

Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum
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Samuel Thomas Alexander (1836–1904) was a reverend and co-founder of an agricultural company. He met Dwight Baldwin in Hawaii. Alexander became manager of the Waiheʻe sugar plantation near Wailuku in 1863 and hired Henry Perrine Baldwin (1842–1911) as assistant. In 1870 he formed the Pāʻia plantation under the name Samuel T Alexander & Co. With Baldwin, he purchased 561 acres (227 ha) (2.3 km²) between Pāʻia and Makawao, where they cultivated sugarcane. As of 1871 he also managed the Haʻikū sugar mill which had been constructed in 1861 by Castle & Cooke.

The Reciprocity Treaty of 1875 removed tariffs on sugar exported to the United States. But to raise their production a steady supply of water was needed for the semi-arid dry forests of Pāʻia. Rain was plentiful miles away in the rainforests on the windward slopes of Haleakalā mountain, so Alexander proposed a 17-mile long irrigation aqueduct that diverted water from that part of Haleakalā to their plantation. Alexander knew about irrigation systems used since ancient Hawaii while he was at Lahainaluna, but this was on an a much larger scale. He negotiated a lease of water rights from King Kalākaua and raised financing from other partners. It was initially a 20 year lease for $100 per year. His brother James did a survey.

Work started on the aqueduct in 1876 and was completed two years later in 1878 (at over three times the estimated cost), just before a deadline in the lease.

In 1883 the Alexander family moved to Oakland, California to get medical attention for his father, who died there August 13, 1884.

After completion of the aqueduct, the company grew by selling water to adjacent plantations, and was eventually renamed Alexander & Baldwin Plantation. In 1884 Alexander arranged for the partners to buy the small American Sugar Refinery in California and later organized a group of Hawaiian planters called the Sugar Factors which became the California and Hawaiian Sugar Company (C&H). Between 1872 and 1900, the company took over more land and sugar mill operations. In 1898, Alexander and Baldwin purchased a controlling interest in one of its rival companies, Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company (HC&S) from Claus Spreckles. By 1899, the company bought two of Maui's railroad lines. On June 30, 1900, Alexander & Baldwin, Ltd. was incorporated.

Alexander eventually left off running the company and became an adventurer. In 1893 he bicycled through Europe. He traveled through the Pacific Ocean in 1896, including the Marquesas Islands where his parents traveled before he was born, China, and Japan. He also had a winter home on Maui called Olinda, and a summer home in Shasta County, California.


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