Akashi

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I went on a mission to Akashi yesterday – maybe 20min by train past Kobe, as had read there is a huge fish market there. I was a bit late in the day for the main action but still interesting to wander around such an area… Afterwards I headed out towards the coast, and a few blocks away came across the source of some of the seafood sold at the market – all was quiet in the afternoon but I can only imagine how busy it is here in the very early hours of each day….

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I vaguely planned to walk to the next train station and then head back to Kobe, but it was so nice walking along the waterfront that I just kept going & walked half way back to Kobe…..

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Thats the bridge across to Awajishima….. I read you can do a guided tour to the top of the bridge, which must have awesome views… but then read the application process and you must apply on the 1st of the month, 2 months prior to your tour… and its weather dependent… so maybe next time!

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Catching dinner… or hanging out with fishing buddies?

Eventually some light rain made me find a station and jump on a train… and I headed back towards Kobe, but got off at a random station by the sea when I saw this intriguing building

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Figured I’d stay until sun set and shoot some long exposures of it…

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Will see how the long exposures turned out, but this mission was also my first day shooting with my TX2/xPanII and the incredible 30mm lens – loving it!

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