Saturday, October 06, 2012

Money Mirrors Reality: A Saturday Snapshot

For this weekend's Saturday Snapshot, I am utilizing Alyce's  "post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken" proviso.
This shot was taken by my adventurous nephew, Chris.
He spent several years living in Japan and other parts of Asia. He did all that living-out-of-a-backpack, sleeping-in-hostels, and grow-a-beard-to-rival-Moses stuff that youth are so wont to do.
During one of his arduous intrepid hikes, he found himself at a spot that is exactly represented on a certain denomination of Japanese currency.
Please forgive my forgetting of the name of this place, I think it was Mount Rawfish or Lake Jumping-Sushi or something like that…. see the background there in the left side of the bill?
My first thought was, "Wow. 1,000 yen! How many hamburgers can I buy with that?"
A few months ago, this same nephew Chris and his girlfriend Ashley introduced me to the wonders of Thai food at an authentic Thai restaurant in Victoria, B.C., where he now lives.
Thank you Chris, for proving to me that there are foods that surpass even the glories of dead cow between two slabs of bread!


And, as always, thank you Alyce, for hosting this terrific Saturday Snapshot meme @ At Home With Books.
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16 comments:

Paulita said...

Like you, I was struck by the money first and how colorful it was. But once you pointed out the scene -- I thought, cool. Our American money doesn't offer the opportunity to find scenes, just old presidents and a strange pyramid. Here's Mine

Christine Harding said...

It's a beautiful scene, but how amazing to see it on the money. My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/ksE6O

Louise said...

Cool photo!

Eugenia O'Neal said...

Very cool! I was thinking 'wow, I'd like to hold a thousand yen note in MY hand' and then I read your comment. Nice!

Rebecca said...

How unique to experience the image depicted on the money. It looks like a beautiful scene!
Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

Susan Lindquist said...

Haha! Once again, you make me chuckle! Very cool shot ... should be a postcard.

'Greetings from Lake Jumpin' Sushi Fish' Postcards - 100 yen

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

How creative and kind of serendipitous, too, finding the scene as depicted on the money.

Your nephew reminds me of my eldest son, who has traveled extensively in Europe, settling down in places along the way.

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grammajudyb said...

Thanks for a most unique photo, and as usual, you made me giggle. Have a great Saturday!!

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

Mmmmm... Thai food. I have to go into the city to find a good Thai restaurant (I'm out in the suburbs). But anyway... that is beautiful currency. Most countries do have prettier money than the drab green stuff we have here in the US.

Book Savvy Babe said...

Thai food is yummy! That's a really fun picture too! thanks for sharing- Book Savvy Babe

Merisi said...

Cool! :-)

Alyce said...

That must have been so fun for him! For years I was sure I would hate Thai food, then I was forced out of my comfort zone while on an outing with friends. Now it's one of my favorite cuisines! :)

Sim said...

You always make me smile! A great shot of the mountain mirrored on the money. You have some great nephews, eh?

Bev Hankins said...

How fun to find the mountain that seems to have inspired the image on the money! What a great picture.

Here's my Snapshot.

Cheryl @ Tales of the Marvelous said...

Oh, how cool! What a clever shot!

Anonymous said...

The money was so wonderful. I can't believe after searching for so long they found the currecy that depicted the landscapes except for the flowers. Could you just imagine the shear euphoia of finding a bill excactly the same. I thonk I have an American bill somewhere.....this will be fun!