I thought the color variations were interesting. I don't know why the far window appears all blue here. In the previous shot it is multi-colored.
We have similar ceiling lamps in our home, but not the stained glass.
Roofs, natural and artifical.
Yes, the sky really was this blue.
Glover's chimney differs slightly from all the others.
This display was interesting but somehow out of place.
This would be romantic if it weren't for the space between them. Kayoko assures me they are married.
And yes, there are actually homes beneath the roofs.
The trees camouflage the unscenic shipyards across the bay.
Kayoko noticed that the window frames were much like those in our house in Spokane, which was of about the same vintage.
A room with a view.
And from inside - wonderful shades of green, in leaves and glass. A near Pissaro texture.
A closer look.
A roof from a more conventional angle.
Looks a little to me like Ashton with Obaachan.
The statue is of Tamaki Miura (1883-1946), hailed as the definitive Cho-cho san by meastro Puccini himself.
Nothing Euro about this Asian scene.
The simple victorian windows seem to be a subdued version of European religous architecture.
The roof eave of the traditional building on the left shows how well the church blends with its environment.
This looks a lot like a kura design.
More pleasing roof lines.
The traditional tile roofs, shikui plaster walls and simulated eave braces give it a very Japanese image.
The attic rooms must have been reserved for sisters of minimum physical stature.
I took great pains to capture the building without the hordes of tourists passing by it on their way to Glover Gardens.
Inside Europe, outside Japan
This building, adjacent to the church, served as some kind of dormitory for the sisters.
This building would not look out of place in a Swiss village.
We were surprised to see this outdoor escalator leading up to the Disneyland like environs of Glover Gardens.
Looking south over the beautiful bay section of Nagasaki that was spared the bomb's destruction.
Looking west toward the downtown area.
I tried to keep the tourists out of my shots, but this one obnoxious gal kept getting into the picture.
More interesting roof lines.
There's a lot of detail for such a modestly small house. Notice how the facing above the columns is multi-tiered.
A view of Nagasaki Bay enjoyed by the privileged gaijin community so many years ago.
The staircase leading to the entrance of the oldest European restaurant in Nagasaki. They say such luminaries as President Grant dined here.
The diner's view of the city.
Can you see the Hinomaru in the trees?
We were lucky to get a table near the window.
A little too tired and hungry to smile.
The chimneys are fascinating. And note the quintagon roof.
OK. Now she'll smile. Her hero, Sakamoto Ryoma a self made leader during the Meiji Restoration and founding father of the Japanese navy.
Glover came to Tokugawa Japan as a tea merchant with Jardine Matheson in 1859. He set up his own arms operation in Nagasaki where he married a local girl and raised Japan's first legitimate international family.
Glover later moved to Tokyo where he died in 1911 at the age of 73.
A fisherman maybe?