Sunday, January 30, 2011
Part of an enormous road and tunnel construction project in Nakameguro-ku. It is referred to as part of a "Smooth Tokyo" project on a nearby sign. Don't know where the money comes from---err, actually, I do. I guess the question is, will Tokyo traffic flow more smoothly after the construction, or will we have just lined the pockets of the construction industry. Time will tell, if we can't guess already.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
The "old" station building in the background is no longer in use, having being replaced by the modern station in the 1990s. The "old" station building is a replica of the original 1923 station building and now serves as an entrance to the station area.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Must be getting old and slow. I was kneeling in the middle of this side street with the camera to my eye hoping for something to happen, when I noticed someone very close. It was the little girl on the right waving to me from about 12 inches away. Naturally, I missed the shot, but as they began to walk away, I put the camera back to my eye to see if anything interesting would happen. It did. But I never got it.
I pressed the shutter for a quick photo, and began to lower the camera as I figured they'd be too far away for another. As soon as they heard the shutter, they turned and waved. I raised the camera again, but it was too late. I snapped another anyway, and once again, they turned and waved, just as I was lowering the camera. I gave up after three.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Don't know what trecious means, except that it is the name of a shop in Ginza where I spent Christmas morning and early afternoon. Don't know what I liked about the passage in Trecious. Must have been the color of the lights, or the lines. Or something.