Thursday, June 26, 2008

HRC London (2nd visit)

I visited HRC London in June 26th of 2008.

It has been about 9 years since I visited HRC London in 1999.
-Click here to read my 1st visit in 1999.
At that time, there was no Hard Rock Store next to HRC.
I forgot that Hard Rock Store was opened in 2003,
so it was good surprise to me.

Anyway, I went to HRC first.
It is true that I visited HRC London in 1999,
but I think I really didn't understand the worth of HRC London itself then.
At that time, I collected only city guitar from each HRC for memory of my travel,
so I just bought city guitar, and didn't see inside of HRC London at all.

At this time, I spent much time at HRC London.
All staffs were friendly, and I saw many tourists inside.

After that, I went to Hard Rock Store.
The interior was cool, and all staffs had great smile.

I could trade pins with the staff there though they looked very busy.

I bought HRC London classic black T, and some pins.

I enjoyed HRC London, and I think I will come here again someday!

-My HRC London page

By the way, of course, I really had great time in London.
The night view of London was really beautiful!!
-My Photos of London

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

HRC Cardiff

I visited HRC Cardiff in June 25th of 2008.
I went to Cardiff from London by train.

It was really easy to find HRC Cardiff from the station.
HRC was located along the main street of Cardiff downtown.

And they had good entrance on the opposite side of it.

This HRC was very small, so I didn't spend much time then.

They had some of good pins that I liked.

After HRC, I enjoyed Cardiff Castle, and walked around Cardiff.

-My HRC Cardiff page
-My Photos of Cardiff

This was my 83rd HRC visit.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

HRC Manchester

I visited HRC Manchester in June 24th of 2008.
I moved to Manchester from Edinburgh by train.
First, I got on Metro, and went to Old Trafford.
I bought some goods of Manchester United at Mega Store.

After that, I got on Metro again,
and visited HRC Manchester.

The interior of HRC Manchester was really cool.
I liked it.

I was surprised that they didn't have Logo pin for sale.
These are what they had on the counter.

-My HRC Manchester page
-My Photos of Manchester

This was my 82nd HRC visit.

Monday, June 23, 2008

HRC Edinburgh

I visited HRC Edinburgh in June 23rd of 2008.

After Dublin, I moved to Edinburgh by plane.
I arrived to my hotel around 6:00PM,
and I went to HRC soon.

HRC Edinburgh looked Classic !!
Not huge cafe, but the mood of cafe was really good.

All staffs looked busy, so I had to wait for them at store.
They had some of nice pins.

After I took enough photos, I left HRC,
and started to do sightseeing.

-My HRC Edinburgh page

Edinburgh was really nice place to walk around !
I really liked this city very much.

-My Photos of Edinburgh

This was my 81th HRC visit.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

HRC Dublin

I visited HRC Dublin in June 23rd of 2008.
My plane from London was delayed,
so I arrived to my hotel at Temple Bar at 12:30AM in June 22nd.
HRC Dublin was closed when I found it along the street of Temple Bar.

Next day, I enjoyed some place like St.Patrick Church and The Book of Kells at Trinity College.

After that, I visited HRC Dublin.

They had nice space under the ground, and I like colorful car in front of entrance.

I bought a guitar pin, and left HRC.

-My HRC Dublin page
-My Photos of Dublin

This was my 80th HRC visit.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Nagoya Pin Party 2008 at HRC Nagoya

In June 1st, I got on express train for Nagoya at 8:00AM.
Nagoya is not far from my town.
It took only 2 hours, and I went to HRC Nagoya.

Today, we held Pin Party 2008 at HRC Nagoya.
It was on Sunday, so total 18 collectors joined us.

-Click here to see all photos

Good thing was that there were 14 collectors from Nagoya area.
This is not Osaka pin meeting.
This is Nagoya Pin Party, so we needed collectors from Nagoya area!!

And of course, there were some collectors from other area.
The Logoholic and Me !

We did pin trading until 4PM,
and then we moved to other restaurant for special party.
At the party, we talked a lot with a lot of local foods and beers.

I really had great time with many collectors at HRC Nagoya.
Thank you !!