I had the day off today after working until almost sunrise. What a beautiful day in Tokyo. I spent the day shooting my Leica M9 and Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4. The one thing I love about photography is you explore places that are familiar to you and find things you never noticed before. Today I found a place I should have noticed before; Bagel Standard. What a pleasant surprise! A bagel shop 5 minutes from my house...
The staff is friendly...
The food is excellent.
PB and J! (Peanut Butter and JellY) Bagels...
I had two half sandwiches; Tuna and Honey Mustard Chicken. It is well worth checking out; Bagel Standard, Miyajima Building, 1F 2-8-19 Nakameguro, Meguro-ku, 03 5721 2012, www.bagelstandard.com, 11-19:00, closed Monday and Tuesday.
Meet Jonnathan and Carmela. They are readers of Shoot Tokyo and are in town from Guatemala for a few weeks so we met up for a little shooting in Shibuya.
This hip girl was waiting for her friend at Hachiko and was kind enough to pose for me.
A lone cone...has anyone else noticed that Tokyo has really high cone per capita? They seem to be everywhere.
We walked down by the hip hop stores and photographed some of the graffiti. I thought this poster was pretty cool.
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Mayumi and I went house hunting this afternoon and across the street from one place we looked at was Dr Nakamats house. He is a famous inventor in Japan who claims to have 3,200 inventions to his name. His first was an Automatic Center of Gravity Stabilizer at the age of five that is still used in all airplanes today. I found a video on him if you are interested, you can watch it HERE. There is also a Wiki page that disputes some of his claims as well HERE (thanks Mart). He is currently running to be Mayor of Tokyo.
I took a walk after dinner tonight to continue testing how my M9 performs in low light. Nakameguro is really lively lately....
I need to try this place. If you have tried it, please leave a comment and let me know how it is.
Meet the good folks at Cerchio... I love this place. They have the best desserts. I stopped by on my way home to pick up some puddling and cakes for a little date for Mayumi and I this evening. This is another great place worth checking out; cerchio, 3-6-2 1F Nakameguro Meguro, 03 3760 0808, http://cerchio.cc, closed Mondays.
Thanks for stopping by today...