Thursday, August 10, 2006

Mt Aso, Kumamoto, Japan - Pictures

Here are the promised pictures of my trip to Mt. Aso. I have a ton more but I thought these would do for a start.

Seen on the slopes leading up to Mt. Aso. Not what you think of when you think Japan, is it? Seems more like some European chalet.

The lake below Mt. Aso. That puff of white in the distance is the volcano itself. Interestingly, I've been here in winter, too, and the lake was non existent. The first time it was completely dry - all yellow grass, the second time it was a snowfield. I'll have to find some of those pictures for contrast.

Here's proof I was actually there.I don't usually post pictures of myself but I figured I was tiny enough in this one!

Taken from our cable car going up to the summit.

Aerial view of Mt. Aso. Taken from the helicopter! I hope the minty-green/blue color of the core comes through.


Amy said...

Love the pictures!

Sara Hantz said...

Wow, Nalini. Looks awesome!

6 more sleeps til the NZ conference. I can't wait!

Barbara said...

Beautiful pictures.

Emma Sinclair said...

Cool pictures!

Cynthia E. Bagley said...

Wow... what a trip.

Kris said...

The pics are beautiful.

Nalini Singh said...

I'm so glad they came out all right - it was just such a beautiful day. Thanks for the kudos!

Sara - you're making me freak out! I have to speak at the conference. Guess I better write my speech *g*