The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Thursday, 29 November 2007

Random stuff

Whilst looking for lunch around Roppongi Hills last week, we came upon a couple of things that either amused us or intrigued us. Of course, armed with my camera, I couldn't resist taking photos just for your viewing pleasure and amusement.

There's a jewellery shop somewhere in the vast vicinity of Roppongi Hills called "White Trash Charms". I kid you not! Here's proof:

In front of the Mori Towers, there is a giant 10m high spider (here's another shot of the spider taken from an interesting perspective by someone else). There is a strange sac-sorta thing underneath the body of the structure, and here's Rob taking a closer look:

After lunch, we went in search for Robuchon's restaurant, L'atelier de Joël Robuchon, because that is where I wanna dine next! There's also a fine patisserie at L'atelier with lots of yummy looking pastries. I just love it when bakeries and patisseries have viewing windows into the workings of their kitchens. Here's a patissier/baker glazing sweet rolls:


  1. I remember White Trash Charms. I couldn't take a photo at the time, but we pissed ourselves laughing when we saw it.

  2. Haha, we have Kim visiting us from the Noto (one of our friends on JET) this weekend, and I just showed her the photo a couple of hours ago, and she could not stop laughing at "White Trash Charms"! :)