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SHUNSUKE IWAIさん: SIW
ハンドル名SHUNSUKE IWAI さん
ブログタイトルSIW
ブログURLhttp://shunsukeiwai.blogspot.com/
サイト紹介文WELCOME ABOARD.
自由文Creative Director. Singer. Hotel maniac. Airplane geek. Frequent flyer. Not a pilot, yet.
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SHUNSUKE IWAI さんのブログ記事

  • PLANE SPOTTING IN MOSCOW
  • I enjoyed spotting some unfamiliar birds during my transit at Sheremetyevo. This is a 777-200 operated by Nordwind Airlines, a She
    remetyevo-based carrier who is actively expanding its fleet.シェレメチボでのトランジットの間、見慣れない鳥
    たちのスポッティングを楽しむ。こちらはノードウィンド航空の777-200。シェレメチボベースのノ
    ードウィンドは、積極的に機材の拡充を進めている。And their A321 who used to [続きを読む]
  • CAPSULE HOTEL VOZDUSHNY EXPRESS TERMINAL E
  • 7-hour transit at Sheremetyevo. So I checked into this transit hotel located in Terminal E, Airside, for a shower and a nap. They
    call it a "capsule hotel", but not like actual "capsule" hotels in Japan, it has dorm-like bare minimum rooms.
    Although it's nothing fancy, I found the hotel convenient with many dining and shopping options around it.シェレメチボ
    で7時間のトランジット。そこでシャワーと昼 [続きを読む]
  • BYE, ISRAEL
  • Flying to Moscow on Aeroflot's A321. My inbound flight to Tel Aviv used a wide-body jet, but this outbound flight is operated
    on a narrow-body aircraft.アエロフロートのA321でモスクワへ向かう。テルアビブまでの往路はワイドボ
    ディ機だったが、この復路便はナローボディ。My favorite chocolate. They gave me two of them.大好きなチョ
    コレート。2つくれた。Flying over Cape Greco of Cypress, which has a peculiar [続きを読む]
  • BEN GURION BIRDS
  • Leaving Tel Aviv. Even though I had a short interview at the check-in hall, the security screening upon my departure at the airpor
    t was not as terrible as people say.テルアビブを発つ。チェックインホールで短いインタビューは受けた
    が、出国時のセキュリティスクリーニングは言われているほど酷くはなかった。I have now arrived at t
    he air-side without incident, and that means it's time for bird-watching. Thi [続きを読む]
  • SHALOM MEIR TOWER AND I.M. PEI
  • I stopped by Shalom Meir Tower, Israel's first skyscraper, and browsed its gallery space called Tel Aviv Center. There, they
    are introducing 2 unbuilt projects in Tel Aviv by I.M. Pei. It's hard to get information about these projects on the Internet
    , so I think they are almost unknown. Tel Aviv has too much to discover for architecture lovers.イスラエルで初めて建て
    られた高層ビルであるシャロームメ [続きを読む]
  • HECHAL YEHUDA SYNAGOGUE
  • Checked out the Hechal Yehuda Synagogue, one of the most unique architecture in Tel Aviv, before dusk. They say the design of this
    synagogue is inspired by the seashells, but to me, it also looks like mandarin rolls.日が暮れる前に、テルアビブで
    最もユニークな建築の一つ、ヘチャルイェフダシナゴーグを見に行った。貝殻の形からインスパ
    イアされたデザインらしいが、中華料理の花巻のようにも見える。 [続きを読む]
  • ROYAL BEACH TEL AVIV PART1
  • I drove my rental car back to Tel Aviv and checked into Royal Beach, one of beach-front hotels, run by Israeli hotel operator Isro
    tel. They gave me a room with a balcony overlooking the southern part of Tel Aviv beaches. Their room decor is a bit W-esque.レ
    ンタカーを運転してテルアビブに戻り、ビーチに面したホテルの一つ、ロイヤルビーチにチェッ
    クイン。ここはイスラエル資本のホテルオペレーター、イスロ [続きを読む]
  • WHERE JESUS WAS BORN
  • Following the church at the site in Jerusalem where it is believed that Jesus was crucified, I visited the Church of the Nativity
    in Bethlehem built over the cave which is traditionally considered as the birthplace of Jesus. That means I traveled backward in t
    ime from the death of Jesus to his birth in a few days.キリストがはりつけにされたと言われている場所に建つ
    エルサレムの教会に次いで、キリスト [続きを読む]
  • THE WALLED OFF HOTEL PART2
  • In any country, travelers who stay at the hotel can ignore the realities and contradictions outside the hotel entrance, while they
    indulge themselves in comforts enjoying hospitality. However, here at the Walled Off Hotel, the guests have to face these realiti
    es and contradictions right inside the property.どんな国でも、ホテルに滞在する旅行客は、ホテルの外にあ
    る現実や矛盾から目を逸らしながら、ホス [続きを読む]
  • THE WALLED OFF HOTEL PART1
  • One of the highlights of my visit to Bethlehem was the Walled Off Hotel― Banksy’s art project that is a fully-functioning hotel with “the worst view in the world”. I didn't stay at the hotel but had a cold beverage at the lounge filled with his provocative art pieces, and checked out their museum and gallery. I felt even a glass of iced latte I ordered, which tasted as good as those at cafes i [続きを読む]
  • CROSSING A CHECKPOINT
  • Heading for Bethlehem, a Palestinian city located to the south of Jerusalem. First, I took a bus going down to the main crossing p
    oint into Bethlehem called Checkpoint 300.エルサレムの南にあるパレスチナの街、ベツレヘムへ向かう。ま
    ずはチェックポイント300と呼ばれる、ベツレヘムへの最も一般的な越境ポイントまでバスに乗る
    。You need to get off the bus before the checkpoint and walk along the obnoxious co [続きを読む]
  • YAD VASHEM
  • Yad Vashem is Israel’s largest Holocaust memorial located on a hill in the outskirts of Jerusalem. The memorial consists of beautiful architecture by Moshe Safdie, an Isearli/Canadian/American architect who designed Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. When I exited the gallery after learning from history, I found the whole memorial was lit by the setting sun and the sky over Jerusalem had sublime colo [続きを読む]
  • CITY OF DAVID AND AN ANCIENT WATER TUNNEL
  • I took a self-guided tour of the City of David―an archaeological site near Jerusalem's Old City which is said to be the original urban core of ancient Jerusalem―among noisy Israeli kids who were visiting this site on their school trip.修学旅行中の騒々しいイスラエルキッズたちに混じって、エルサレムのオールドシティの近くにあるダビデの街を見学する。ここは古代エルサレムの中心市街地の遺構だといわれて [続きを読む]
  • THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM PART2
  • From the Tower of David to the Dung Gate. Then to the Lions' Gate along the Eastern Wall. I kept walking around the Old City
    avoiding tourist crowds and eventually arrived at the entrance of the Muslim Quarter. A policeman at the gate told me I was not al
    lowed to go beyond it because I'm not a Muslim.ダビデの塔から糞門へ。そして東の壁に沿ってライオン門
    へ。観光客の群れを避けながらオールドシティの周 [続きを読む]
  • THE SACRED WALL
  • The next stop in the Old City was the Western Wall a.k.a. Wailing Wall. The wall was originally built in the pre-Christian era as
    part of the Second Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount and is the holiest place to pray for Jews. Jews are touching the wall, but as
    an outsider, I stood at a respectful distance from the praying area by the wall and just watched the site. It looked too sacred.
    オールドシ [続きを読む]
  • THE FINAL BOSS OF CHRISTIAN CHURCHES
  • Started exploring the Old City of Jerusalem filled with historically important stories. First stop: The Church of the Holy Sepulchre ―the site of Jesus Christ's crucifixion, burial, and resurrection. That means people believe that this place was Golgotha. In Barcelona, in Armenia, in Tokyo, in Moscow, and in Ishinomaki, I've visited many Christian churches and it seems this one is the "final boss [続きを読む]
  • THE KING DAVID JERUSALEM HOTEL PART3
  • Hummus and sandwich for lunch at the terrace with an Old City view...フムスとサンドイッチのランチをテラスで。オールドシティと・・・...and a cat.猫を眺めながら。Another day, another hummus lunch. At the poolside after a few laps this time.別の日。ランチはまたしてもフムス。今日は少し泳いでからプールサイドで。 [続きを読む]
  • THE KING DAVID JERUSALEM HOTEL PART2
  • Since its opening during the British Mandate period, the King David has witnessed history including the 1948 Arab?Israeli War, I
    srael's independence, and the Six-Day War. It has also been hosting foreign royalty and heads of state upon their visit to Je
    rusalem. A few years before the 1948 Arab?Israeli War began, this hotel which housed the British Mandatory authorities of Palest
    ine back then was [続きを読む]
  • THE KING DAVID JERUSALEM HOTEL PART1
  • I drove a Honda Civic comfortably on Highway Route 1 from Tel Aviv and checked into Jerusalem's most iconic hotel which opene
    d in 1931. They gave me a spacious suite overlooking the Old City and the Tower of David.テルアビブからホンダシビッ
    クを運転して高速1号線を快適に飛ばし、1931年にオープンしたエルサレムで最もアイコニックなホ
    テルにチェックイン。オールドシティとダビデの塔を見晴らす、広々としたス [続きを読む]
  • PERFECT SUNSETS
  • The whole coast around Tel Aviv area is west-facing, so you can enjoy astonishing sunsets on any beach on any given day. I found T
    A is one of the best beach cities in the world. Because of its Bauhausy neighborhood, great dining/cafe options, friendly people,
    interesting cultural flavor, easy-to-use Dan Bus network, and these beaches and sunsets, Tel Aviv has become a city I want to live
    in someda [続きを読む]
  • TASTE OF TEL AVIV
  • Something similar to dumpling. Something which looks like rice pilaf. Many of these dishes are not familiar with me (I've hea
    rd of Shakshouka). But everything was yummy.ダンプリングみたいな何か。ピラフに似た何か。この街で食べ
    る料理は、馴染みのないものが多い(シャクシューカは聞いたことがあるが)。でも、すべてが
    美味い。 [続きを読む]
  • JAFFA A.K.A. YAFO
  • Strolling around Jaffa a.k.a. Yafo, an ancient port town and the oldest part of the Greater Tel Aviv area. The stark contrast betw
    een the streetscapes of Jaffa and those of White City is one of many reasons why Tel Aviv is so appealing.古代からの港町で
    あり、グレーターテルアビブエリアで最も歴史のある地域、ヤッファa.k.a.ヤッフォを歩き回る。
    ヤッファとホワイトシティという全く対照的な街並みを持っている [続きを読む]