No, the title of this piece isn’t some clever rhetorical device. These are just some really boring photos, albeit posted with good reason.
Some time during my travels in November, I noticed I post far too many photos – particularly from Japan – that come into two categories: the aesthetically pleasing (shrines, temples, skyscrapers) and the quirky (food, drinks). While these things aren’t bad to look at, I came to realise they don’t always give a true sense of what a place is like.
With that in mind, I spent the last week of my stay in the Far East focusing on the everyday, the banal and the downright ugly. When I got home, I went through my hard drive to look for odd photos from previous trips where I had noticed the same, keeping an eye out for things like telegraph wires, factories and industrial infrastructure among others.
The results would have been much better had I tuned my senses into looking out for such things far earlier in my travels – a project for a future trip, perhaps? Nonetheless, these are a selection of pics I came up with, shot as always with my trusty pocket camera. If Santa is reading, said camera is also getting a bit old now, and I could do with a newer one. To be fair to Japan, I also intend to repeat this thought experiment in other nations in future.