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About Stephen Kelly Creative

Hi, I'm Stephen Kelly, a writer, editor, photographer and graphic designer living in beautiful San Francisco, CA, USA. Amongst the things I love are writing, photography, movies, music, fitness, travel, Batman, all things Australian, food and fun, all of which I hope to reflect in this here blog. Welcome aboard ... now let's get busy!

Tokyo Dine & Dash: Cafe N3331

I’ve dined in some far-out places in Tokyo, but few match lunch at Cafe N3331 in the Akihabara section of Tokyo. The cafe is situated on a platform that sits right between two JR commuter rail lines, and as you … Continue reading

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Tokyo On The Go: The Retro Charm of Ōme

For my first day in Tokyo I wanted to take in some vintage Japan, circa 1950s-60s. I wanted to visit a throwback, somewhere far from the throngs of tourists, which in bustling Tokyo can sometimes be quite difficult. But pre-trip … Continue reading

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Let’s Go Tokyo, 2015

Konnichiwa, blog Friends. I’m in Tokyo again, and the theme of this trip is Underground Tokyo, and the goal is to visit some of the quieter, less traveled parts of this notoriously hectic city (and I say hectic in the … Continue reading

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Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Off-Centre

This off-centre temple in Kyoto, Japan seems like it’s rising up from the surrounding countryside, a splash of orange amongst all that green. For more off-center, off-tilter pics, y’all be sure to visit Ailsa’s Travel Theme, y’hear?

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San Francisco Street Art #3: The Mission District

It’s been a while since I posted anything about street art in San Francisco, or street art in general, for that matter … in fact, it was was back on June 19, 2013 when I posted San Francisco Street Art, … Continue reading

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Outdoor Menagerie: The “Fancy Animal Carnival” of Hung Yi

For my first art post in ten months, I’m taking it to the streets of San Francisco … to the Civic Center to be exact, for an outdoor exhibition of the fun and colorful sculptures of Taiwanese artist Hung Yi. One … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature

Things were looking pretty ominous when a fast-moving storm blew through my Twin Peaks ‘hood back in February. It may look the apocalyptic end of San Francisco, but it didn’t amount to much, and the brick-red color you see here … Continue reading

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