Well, for those who have been following my site for a good while now you might know that in Australia I worked for the Fremantle Port Authority. You may have even seen some photos taken from my office window which over looked the Harbour. So, in Australia I saw ships come right past my office window on almost every working day. Actually, I would say the office view was part of the reason I got more keen about photography after a hiatus of some 5 years. So anyway, after coming to Kyoto which is surrounded by mountains I don't get the chance to see ships on a regular basis anymore (except on the couple of occasions we went to visit our friends who live in Kobe).
After I'd been here almost three months I began to notice that an apartment block (or mansions as they are called in Japanese) nearby looked like a ship. So I gave this apartment block the name "Fune Mansion" (Fune is Japanese for ship). This apartment block which is the tallest one around the area also became my platform for photographing the sunrises and the mountains and I've captured some good shots from there (one is planned for a coming BLOG entry). Also around the same time I found this apartment block, another missionary in Kyoto told us she had decided to return to Australia and handed over her 12 private students to Ritsuko and I and her part time job at the local Christian Kindergarten to me. So I felt my ship had come truly come in.