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Simone Armer

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South African blogger, photographer and EFL teacher in Japan.

Autumn At Grace Farms en

simonearmer.com · 10 mths by Simone Armer

Sejima Kazuyo was born in Ibaraki, Japan in 1956. After graduating from Japan Women’s University in 1981 with a master’s degree in Architecture, she..

Inside The Lockwood-mathews Mansion en

simonearmer.com · 11 mths by Simone Armer

Nestled in a cluster of trees adjacent to U.S. Route 7 in Connecticut is a 62-room, 44,000 square-foot (4,100 m2) Victorian-era mansion that was bui..

A Weekend In Yakushima, Part 1 en

simonearmer.com · over 1 year by Simone Armer

I watched the many peaks of Yakushima expand in stop motion as our Jetfoil powered towards the island. The high-speed ferry is the quickest and most..

Kent Falls State Park en

simonearmer.com · 1 yr by Simone Armer

One of my favorite things about living in Connecticut is being surrounded by nature. Despite being a pretty urbanized state, there is plenty of unto..

Forest Therapy In The Inohae Valley en

simonearmer.com · over 1 year by Simone Armer

In the mountains of Kitago, Nichinan, there is a hidden ravine that has the ability to relive its visitors of their ailments. It’s not local lore or..

Storm King Art Center – Lost In The Lens en

simonearmer.com · 1 yr by Simone Armer

The first time I went to an outdoor sculpture park was in Japan. The exhibits were so creative and interactive, that I ended up visiting twice, desp..

Inside Japan’s Dutch Theme Park – Lost In The Lens en

simonearmer.com · over 1 year by Simone Armer

I’ve always dreamed of visiting the Netherlands, partly due to my Dutch ancestry but mostly because of my love of cheese and other edibles. So when ..

Inside The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum en

simonearmer.com · 10 mths by Simone Armer

The glass-enclosed tunnel leading out from the New Wing of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a portal through time, transporting visitors to a ..

Nagasaki Peace Park And The 26 Martyrs – Lost In The Lens en

simonearmer.com · over 1 year by Simone Armer

Of all the things we had planned to do in Nagasaki, I was most curious to see the Peace Park. Established in 1955 to commemorate the atomic bombing ..

Glover Garden And Dejima Island – Lost In The Lens en

simonearmer.com · over 1 year by Simone Armer

On top of Minami-yamate, a gorgeous hillside overlooking Nagasaki Harbour, sits Glover Garden (グラバー園), an open-air museum of the homes of former Wes..

A Weekend In Yakushima, Part 2 en

simonearmer.com · over 1 year by Simone Armer

The next morning, water was teeming from the grey cotton balls above. We pulled our rain jackets on and headed to the bus stop to catch a ride to Sh..

Inside Abandoned Nara Dreamland en

simonearmer.com · over 2 years by Simone Armer

“There’s no way my butt is going to fit through there.” Mark and I were staring at the small hole in the fence and I wondered nervously if this was ..