Author Archives: Stephen Kelly Creative

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!

When in Japan: Discovering Osaka

This being my first trip to Osaka, I was not sure what to expect. I knew some things about Osaka (like the magnificent Osaka Castle, below), but I must confess that I know so much more about Tokyo. In fact, … Continue reading

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When In Japan: It’s Cherry Blossom Season!

While any excuse to visit Japan is good enough for me, having this year’s two-week adventure in Osaka and Kyoto coincide with the annual cherry blossom extravaganza gave this trip some extra luster. Traditionally, the cherry blossoms go into full … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dinnertime

I just returned from two weeks in Japan, Osaka and Kyoto specifically … two glorious weeks where dinnertimes were a dizzying array of authentic Japanese food, everything from sushi to ramen to shabu-shabu to my absolute favorite: tonkatsu, a breaded … Continue reading

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Christmas in San Francisco 2015

Hello blogosphere! It’s been many a moon since my last blog post, as once again life and time intrude, as they often do. But it’s that holiday time of year again, and I would feel remiss if I didn’t post … Continue reading

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Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Intense

It’s full-on autumn here in San Francisco, and typical of early October, our sunsets are like classical works of art. Each night it’s a different show as the low-setting sun turns the clouds and city all kinds of vibrant colors. … Continue reading

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Tokyo On The Go: Street Art

Regular followers to my blog know that I love street art, and wherever I go I always have my eyes (and camera) peeled for interesting street, especially in the cities that I visit. And Tokyo, of course, is no exception. … Continue reading

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WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid

I’m in Japan again for this week’s Photo Challenge, because when I think of grid I think of the amazing train station in Kyoto, Japan, which is one massive collection of architectural grids. As you can see from the pics, … Continue reading

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