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amaeye today in suburbia 7mon

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amaeye the other side of the moon 8mon

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wallah the sky's the limit 1y

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wallah goin' down, goin' down slow 1y
  •   joanna Not sure how I missed so much of your fabulous work, Alan! You are so talented, I am in awe of what you create 1y
  •   wallah @joanna Glad you like the photo, Jo. Thank you!! 1y
  •   wallah @joanna Can't thank you enough for the kind words, Jo. Don't give missing things a second thought. It's so hard to keep up with things on IG that it happens to us all. I'm just glad you swing by for a visit today and loaned your keen eye to my recent (and somewhat sporadic) posts. 1y
  •   mmhakh Great 1y

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wallah i'll be turning back for no brother no sister no friend no nothing at all 1y

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ilein liquid architecture 1y

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wallah "under special vigilance"
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"police officers patrol these premises"
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that's what the sign on the left actually reads
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  •   tessfra A new thriller Alan? so good 1y
  •   renodavid Mucho coolio. 1y
  •   wallah @tessfra Or yet another chapter in the ongoing story... Thank you, Tess! 😎 1y
  •   wallah @renodavid Thanks very much, David. I'm glad you like it!! 1y

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ilein Poetry is as precise a thing as geometry.

Gustave Flaubert.
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wallah Daruma otoshi - Ginza style
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The year-end window displays at Wako Department Store rarely disappoint, and this one is a lot of fun. To my eye, this single installation combines three elements of the local culture. Firstly, 2015 will be the year of the sheep by the Chinese zodiac, and that is represented here. Secondly, the stacked discs and hammer knocking out one of them represents the game of "daruma otoshi". And thirdly, the white discs that comprise the body loosely resemble "kagami mochi", a traditional new year's decoration made of rice cakes stacked upon each other.
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  •   elnon66 Fascinating image and with the background information, it all comes together like a visual cultural jigsaw puzzle!! Thanks, Alan!! 1y
  •   tessfra A very special image indeed !! Love it !! Your informations are so precious to understand all the meanings. Thanks you dear Alan 1y
  •   wallah @elnon66 Thank *you*, Michael!! 1y
  •   wallah @tessfra Thanks much, Tess! I'm glad the cultural context wasn't too tedious. (There are English and French entries in Wikipedia for both "daruma otoshi" and "kagami mochi", if you are curious to read them.) 1y

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ilein Muriel 1y

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ilein One does not meet oneself until one catches the reflection from an eye other than human. 1y

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ilein wax in, wax out 1y

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ilein pin it on the drifter 1y

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ilein on his way to Bagging the Elephant 1y

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ilein "Can I dream through the gateway, over the mountain? Endless longing
Breaks my heart."
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  •   beatgirl9091 Love this! Great snap catching the bubbles :) 3y

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closesandopens Float through 3y

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meandyou52 I is for IDENTITY
{Theme for the week of March 4, 2013.}
Left: @lindsey76
Right: Stephanie
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