A black and white version of Sydney Harbor from a converted slide circa 1987
A panoramic view of Sydney circa 1987 …..
Fishing at the harbor with a view of the Sydney Opera House. Circa 1987.
Working away oblivious to the view of Sydney Opera House circa 1987
Rowers in Sydney Harbor with the skyline as a backdrop. Image circa 1987.
A view of Sydney’s skyline and downtown circa 1987.
The Sydney Opera House is a masterpiece of late modern architecture by Jørn Utzon that pushed architecture and engineering to new limits, and which has had an enduring influence on late 20th century architecture and beyond. The design represents an extraordinary interpretation and response to the setting in Sydney Harbor. Image circa 1987.
One of the 20th century’s most famous, recognizable and distinctive buildings – The Sydney Opera House, a multi-venue performing arts center. Circa 1987.
Continuing the conversion of old slide images to digital format. Moving on to Australia and images from Sydney circa 1987. View of Sydney harbor from Sydney Tower.
An experimental slide shot circa 1985 of Hong Kong lights
At the time of this slide image circa 1985, neon was to Hong Kong as red phone booths are to London and fog is to San Francisco. When night falls, reds, yellows and blues and other hues cast a hazy glow over a city illuminated by tens of thousands of neon signs.
A digital image from an aged slide circa 1985 shows the contrast of a boatman from Aberdeen against the skyscrapers of Hong Kong
A view of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak circa 1985.
A “torii” is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the mundane to sacred. Image circa 1985.
We will now transition from Japan to other places in the world ……
The Ginza is Tokyo’s most famous upmarket shopping, dining and entertainment district, featuring numerous department stores, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, night clubs and cafes.
A visit is most pleasant on weekend afternoons when the central Chuo Dori street is closed to automobile traffic and becomes a large pedestrian zone. Image circa 1985.
In Japan, spring is an occasion for social outings, serene walks in nature, and plenty of selfies taken next to cherry trees coated in candy-pink blossoms. Sakura matsuri, or cherry blossom festival, is recognized all over Japan in April — but with such a short bloom period, locals must make the most of the splendid show for as long as they can. Image circa 1985.
A sense of balance in a Japanese garden with uneven stepping-stones to cross the water. Image from 1985 converted from slide to digital format.
Japanese architecture has traditionally been typified by wooden structures, elevated slightly off the ground, with tiled or thatched roofs. Sliding doors were used in place of walls, allowing the internal configuration of a space to be customized for different occasions. People usually sat on cushions or otherwise on the floor, traditionally; chairs and high tables were not widely used until the 20th century.
Image circa 1985.
Buddhist temples are, together with Shinto shrines, considered to be among the most numerous, famous, and important religious buildings in Japan.
The architecture and features of Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples have melted together over the centuries. There are several construction styles, most of which show (Buddhist) influences from the Asian mainland.
Images circa 1985.
Although covered with gold leaf and known as the Golden Pavilion (Kyoto, Japan), I converted this slide image (circa 1985) to monochrome.