Sunday, February 25, 2018

Leaving San Francisco for Austin, Texas

Having a transient stay for several hours in San Francisco, I flew to Austin to attend business meetings scheduled only for two days.

I always think that company should offer its employee business class seats rather than economy.

Twelve hour jet lag and a small seat are sometimes a kind of torture for a short term, only six days, travelers. But, it is true that I enjoyed view from airplane windows a lot.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Scenery of North American Continent

The last time I came to San Francisco was almost 25 years ago.

I was working for Nikon and visited its San Francisco branch at that time.

The only memory of sightseeing was visiting Fisherman's Wharf area.

I ate soft shell crabs at a restaurant there.

That delicious food became one of my forever unforgettable memories.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

View from an Airplane Window

Just one hour before the sunset, the airplane I boarded took off from Tokyo Haneda International airport.

The airplane was heading for San Francisco; I could see an orange colored beautiful Mt. Fuji. from the plane.

Boeing 787-9 plane had electronic curtains for cabin windows, so the color of the pictures were slightly tinted.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

I See the Blood Moon

I saw a total lunar eclipse from home the other day.
It is said that a total lunar eclipse takes place when the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon and covers the Moon with its shadow.
When this happens, the Moon can turn red, earning it the nickname of Blood Moon.

The pictures are not clear enough, though I enjoyed watching changes of the shape and colors during the show lasting only a couple of hours.