It was raining, so not really the best day to take pictures...but this funny looking bus/boat drove by and I couldn't resist... almost didn't get it in time!One of my favorite spots in Kobe is the entrance to the Motomachi arcade.
And of course the place I always visit when I'm in Kobe is the foreign book store Random Walk Books. They are in the Sannomiya arcade and if you look up, you will see this sign. (The first floor is a shoe store.) The web address is an old one...here is the new one: RWB
You have to go up these stairs to get to the second floor. They are narrow and if you aren't on the look out you will easily pass the stairs by!
I remember, about a year ago, when I used to work at this book store, a customer came up and told us that "Darth Vader is standing on the stairs". We never figured out exactly what he meant...
I bought two books while I was there, when I still have a hundred books I haven't read yet. "Territory" by Emma Bull and "No Plot? No Problem! a low-stress, high velocity guide to writing a novel" by Chris Baty. I think I will turn this "30 day step-by-step-how to write a novel" guide into another blog project. Let's see if I can hold on to two jobs, write a novel in 30 days AND blog about it!