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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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  • ANYANG ART PARK PART2
  • I kept exploring the woods. "House of Lights" by German artists Wolfgang Winter and Berthold Hörbelt is a pavilion made out of German beer crates. Definitely Instagram-worthy.林の中の探検を続ける。これはドイツ人アーティストのヴォルフガング・ヴィンター氏&べルトルト・ホルベルト氏によるドイツビールのケースを使った小屋「ハウス・オブ・ライツ」。実にインスタ向き。MVRDV's viewing tower "Anyang Peak".MV [続きを読む]
  • ANYANG ART PARK PART1
  • Went on a day trip to Anyang Art Park taking a Korail train from downtown Seoul.ソウルのダウンタウンからKORAILの電
    車に乗って、安養芸術公園へ日帰りの旅に出かける。At Anyang Art Park in Anyang, a city located to the south o
    f Seoul, you can find many public artworks and architecture projects while strolling around the woods. This is Kengo Kuma's &
    quot;Paper Snake", an origami-inspired resting shelter.ソウ [続きを読む]
  • LE MÉRIDIEN SEOUL PART3
  • A top notch lounge, a large swimming pool, and excellent service by the hotel staff are not the only ways to compensate for out-of
    -date rooms at Le Méridien Seoul. They offer hotel guests free admission to M Contemporary, a modern art gallery & art center loc
    ated at the foot of the hotel. Bringing creativity into the hotel might be a better idea than just trying to be hip and cool.こ
    こル・メリデ [続きを読む]
  • LE MÉRIDIEN SEOUL PART2
  • I couldn't give thumbs-up to the room but hotel's Club Lounge and hospitality of the people working there were outstandi
    ng. The lounge was so comfy that I kept coming back for breakfast, afternoon breaks, and after-dinner coffee. And it comes with a
    big bonus ―a rooftop balcony where you can enjoy a Gangnam-style night view.部屋はあまりパッとしないが、クラブ
    ラウンジと、そこで迎えてくれるスタッフ [続きを読む]
  • LE MÉRIDIEN SEOUL PART1
  • Checked into the latest Starwood property in Seoul. This hotel originally opened as the Ritz Carlton in 1995 and became Le Méridien after a hasty 8-month renovation in 2017. So it's not technically a new hotel. Their lobby and rooms got a face-lift, but the basic structure of room floors is built on standards for Korean luxury hotels in the 90s. Therefore the room has a low ceiling and its bathro [続きを読む]
  • PRIVATE FIRST CLASS
  • Flying to Gimpo on my regular seat 1A. Again, I could get 772's first class cabin all to myself.いつものシート、1Aで金浦へ飛ぶ。またしても772のファーストのキャビンを独り占め。Breakfast bibimbap, like the last time.前回同様、ブレックファーストビビンバ。Landed at Gimpo and found 2 ex-Korean 747-400Fs on the tarmac. They might be sold to other airlines or scrapped soon. KOREAN AIR B777-200 HND-GMP. T [続きを読む]
  • HANEDA IN THE RAIN
  • A rainy morning at Haneda. JAL's Sakura Lounge Skyview is vacant and quiet. Soon I will take a triple to go above the rain clouds.羽田、雨の朝。JALのサクララウンジ・スカイビューはガラガラで静か。まもなくトリプルに乗って雨雲の上に行く。 [続きを読む]
  • THE PRINCE GALLERY TOKYO KIOICHO PART2
  • My evening activity One: A swimming pool, a jacuzzi, and a spa bathtub all to myself. It feels so good to look down at Nagatacho,
    Japan's political nerve center, while being fully naked.夜のアクティビティ、その1。スイミングプール
    、ジャクージ、そしてスパのバスタブを独り占め。日本の政治の中枢、永田町を全裸で見下ろす
    のは実に気持ちがいい。My evening activity Two: Chilling out at Club Lounge.夜のアク [続きを読む]
  • THE PRINCE GALLERY TOKYO KIOICHO PART1
  • Because my bedroom at home is under renovation, this hotel becomes my temporary home for the next few days. They gave me a cozy an
    d functional corner room which offers a dazzling night view of Tokyo's city center. There used to be Akasaka Prince Hotel a.k
    .a. Aka-Pri (Its most recent name was Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka)―a part of the Prince Hotels which was not necessarily enjoying
    a good reputati [続きを読む]
  • THE HIRAMATSU HOTELS & RESORTS ATAMI PART3
  • Hakone has a lot of good places to stay but weekend traffic around there is its huge drawback. You can take a train from Tokyo, bu
    t you need to transfer to the Hakone Tozan Railway, which is slow and usually crowded, at Hakone Yumoto to reach the main hot spri
    ng area. On the other hand, Atami has a great advantage in terms of access, since you can take a quick Shinkansen ride directly to
    Atami Sta [続きを読む]
  • THE HIRAMATSU HOTELS & RESORTS ATAMI PART2
  • The experience at The Hiramatsu is something similar to those at global players like Aman and GHM. They are a true game changer fo
    r Atami which was once regarded as a depressed hot spring destination.THE HIRAMATSUでのエクスペリエンスは、アマン
    やGHMといったグローバルプレイヤーたちが用意しているものに近い。かつては衰退した温泉地と
    いったイメージがあった熱海にとって、このリゾートは真のゲームチェンジャ [続きを読む]
  • THE HIRAMATSU HOTELS & RESORTS ATAMI PART1
  • Checked into The Hiramatsu Atami, a ryokan-inspired hot spring resort hotel with just 13 rooms, for the first time. This resort is
    run by Hiramatsu, a Tokyo-based restaurant group founded by Japanese chef Hiroyuki Hiramatsu. When I was living in Hiro-o in the
    early 90s, I used their first cafe, Cafè des près, quite often as if it was my own dining room. They've come a long way sin
    ce then and now [続きを読む]
  • 700-3000 SERIES
  • Traveling to Atami for hot spring on a 700 Series Shinkansen train. This 700-3000 series belongs to JR-West, and unlike the 700 Se
    ries at JR Central, reading light switches are located on the armrests of seats. They say JR will withdraw the 700 Series from Tok
    aido Shinkansen services by the end of fiscal 2019. I will miss its interior that has a classic feel.新幹線の700系に乗っ
    て熱海の温泉へ。この [続きを読む]
  • MILLION MILER
  • I got onboard a Narita-bound 763 at Sea-Tac and took a window seat as always. Then, two female Delta ground staff came to the cabi
    n and approached me asking if I was Mr. Iwai. First, I thought something bad was going to happen ―such as forced removal from th
    e flight. But it soon turned out that they came over...いつもの通りシータックで成田行きの763に搭乗し、窓側
    のシートについたら、デルタの女性地 [続きを読む]
  • SEATTLE AIRPORT MARRIOTT (2)
  • One night at Sea-Tac and Radisson is fully booked tonight. So I reluctantly checked into the Marriott instead. They gave me a room
    with Concierge Lounge access, but noise from the AC in my room is still louder than the sound of airplanes taking off outside my
    window.シータックで一泊。でも、今夜はラディソンが満室。そこで仕方なく、代わりにマリオット
    にチェックインした。コンシェルジュラウンジへのアク [続きを読む]
  • PLANESPOTTING AT T3
  • I continue my planespotting at Delta Sky Club in LAX T3. Avianca's A321 with US registration is leaving the gate in front of me.LAX T3にあるデルタ スカイクラブでプレーンスポッティングを続ける。USレジをつけたアビアンカのA321が目の前のゲートから出発。LY6 leaving on an over 13h trip to Ben Gurion.エルアルの6便。ベン・グリオンに向けて13時間超の旅へ。A Dreamliner of Norwegian, a Norwegian multi-nationa [続きを読む]
  • BIG BIRDS AT LAX
  • Delta Sky Club at LAX T3 is a great place to check out actions on RWY 6R/24L, 6L/24R, and taxiways around them. And it's espe
    cially fun to watch multiple A380s from around the world come and go frequently. First, from Paris.LAXのT3にあるデルタ ス
    カイクラブは、ランウェイ6R/24Lと6L/24R、そしてその周辺にある誘導路上の動きを眺めるのに最適
    。特に世界各国の様々なA380たちが頻繁に行き来するのを見ることがで [続きを読む]
  • ATLANTA'S HOMETOWN AIRLINE
  • Flying back to LAX on another ex-NWA 757 operated by Atlanta's hometown airline. Along the flight path, I see some attractive cities I want to land in―Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga, and Montgomery. Delta B757-200 ATL-LAX. The 702nd flight in my lifetime.アトランタの「ホームタウンエアライン」が運航する、また別の元NWAの757でLAXへ戻る。ナッシュビル、メンフィス、チャタヌーガ、モンゴメリー。フライト [続きを読む]
  • SOUTHERN FLAVORS
  • To see something other than airplanes in Atlanta, I took a walk around Downtown and Midtown.アトランタで航空機以外のものを見るために、ダウンタウンとミッドタウンを歩く。Then I ordered something proper (or touristy) for dinner―gumbo, biscuits, and fried catfish.ディナーには、この街らしい(もしくは、観光客らしい)ものを。ガンボ、ビスケット、そしてフライドキャットフィッシュ。 [続きを読む]
  • THE CITY OF DELTA
  • I had a lunch break during my museum visit. After driving around Delta's World Headquarters...ミュージアム訪問中のランチブレイク。デルタのワールドヘッドクォーターの周りをドライブしてから・・・...I went to Delta's home, Hartsfield?Jackson Atlanta International Airport, to sit in a cafe. This mega-airport has been the world's busiest airport by passenger traffic since 1998.カフェに寄るために、デル [続きを読む]
  • DELTA FLIGHT MUSEUM: FLYING THE 737-200
  • I flew the 737-200 with a trainer using Delta's serious simulator installed in the museum. They say this is the only full-mot
    ion flight simulator open to the public in the United States. During the 60-minute session, I landed at two familiar airports, LAX
    and SFO, plus OAK. I also had a terrifying moment when the stick shaker, which warns the pilot of an imminent stall, was activate
    d, however I co [続きを読む]
  • DELTA FLIGHT MUSEUM: THE QUEEN PART3
  • I went down to the main deck, and there I could see things you are not allowed to access during scheduled flights.メインデッキに下りたら、定期運航中では決してアクセスできない場所を見ることができた。First, Aft Pressure Dome...まずはこれ。後部圧力隔壁。...and Aft Crew Rest. This Crew Rest is located above the aft main cabin and accessible through a door next to R5 door.そして、後部のクルーレスト。こ [続きを読む]
  • DELTA FLIGHT MUSEUM: THE QUEEN PART2
  • I boarded the Queen, and first, checked out the iconic Delta One cabin on the main deck.女王に搭乗し、まずはこの機を象徴するメインデッキのDelta Oneキャビンへ。Then, climbed this stairs...ここにある階段を上がると・・・...to the space I'm familiar with. The upper deck of the 747 was my most favorite cabin on any Delta planes. Among these seats, I like Seat 75A and 75K because they have a door behind [続きを読む]
  • DELTA FLIGHT MUSEUM: THE QUEEN PART1
  • Another highlight of the museum: A Boeing 747-400 ―the queen. This N661US, Ship 6301, was the first 747-400 ever built and it was delivered to Northwest, which later became part of Delta. In 2002, the Ship 6301 experienced a jammed rudder incident over Alaska while being operated as NW85 from Detroit to Narita with more than 380 passengers. However, an amazing crew effort and great teamwork in th [続きを読む]