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09 November 2009 @ 06:18 pm
City life!  
I was volunteering in Akihabara, and we had a reservation for a place in Ginza that evening, so Adele and I decided to walk.... I took a lot of great pictures of the city!!

Sorry in advance, but I have a lot of posts to make and only tonight to make them (studio from tomorrow on), so I'm going to make a lot of posts all at once! ^^ Sometimes I don't like doing that, because it discourages people from commenting, (I love comments!!), but I've gotta post while I can! ^^

This canal runs through the center of Tokyo ^^ Supposedly the first bridge ever built over it was built by kappa, by the way ^^

A funky statue at a random building. When I was taking this, there were two old guys to the right smoking and drinking (just loitering.. I think they worked inside), and they started talking about us... why does everyone assume that we can't understand japanese? It seems that it will be a while before that attutide will change.. (but hopefully it does!)

The canal again ^^

This sculpture was really pretty!

A random building near Tokyo station

I loved this clock! I wish that I could put it in my bedroom!

I imagine in 100 years, Tokyo won't look like this anymore.

This is in Ginza.

As is this!

And a random picture of the pesto pizza that Adele and I had for lunch!
cinnamonghostcinnamonghost on November 9th, 2009 09:38 am (UTC)
I love city photos :D

Next time some random people start talking about you, you should start talking about them in Japanese as if you couldn't hear them, I'm sure their faces would be priceless XD
jimmy_thesigerjimmy_thesiger on November 9th, 2009 09:59 am (UTC)
Lovely lovely photos. Thank you for sharing them!! *_*
The second last picture looks frighteningly (or, happily) very much like something in a dream I had a while back--I dreamt I was in Japan and at twilight, when the sky was just a shade darker than the sky in that photo, I passed a building that looked a little like that...(><)

Pesto pizza...that looks delicious :p
L-Samamurasakiblue on November 9th, 2009 10:21 am (UTC)
Beautiful pictures! It shows that you're an artist at heart... ^_~
孤児koji on November 9th, 2009 11:44 am (UTC)
Haha, I always kind of liked listening to people talk about me when they thought I couldn't understand. It's a good way to learn what people really think- and if you wind up talking to them later it's always great to see their surprised expression when they realize you know Japanese XD

Oh dang if you had that clock in your room you'd be one amazing person 0.0 With a very large room!
Ica ~ the World though my Glasses: creativevalkyriesailor on November 9th, 2009 12:05 pm (UTC)
The way Japanese handle foreigners isn't new, that's for sure. But I have a cute story with it.
Once I was at a conference, and there sooner, so I sat before the hotel and relaxed with a manga. Then a Japanese group came out, and where waiting for their bus to come. I actually saw the exlamation mark over their heads (XD) as they realized what I hold in my hand, and in a group they began to circle around me. If it wouldn't have been so cute, I would have been scared. XD Then talked about the weather, and then their bus came. As they began to leave, the one who stood behind me said to another: "I KNEW it was Hana yori Dango!" XD

Great pictures by the way! I always love your photos. <3 ^^
yours truly, Luzwhite_hot_light on November 9th, 2009 12:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, the city is gorgeous, "love the city tonight, love the city always". The clock- same feelings I get.
Whenever I look at pictures taken in japanese cities, I automatically remember the fact that the original "Solaris" film had footage from Japan- just shots of roads, cars, buildings, but it's actually pretty interesting that to soviet people japan was the embodiment of the future, i mean nothing could even compare in the ussr to what they already had back then, the way it all looked. It really is a big question what it was look like even in 50 years- gets me really excited.
I can relate to the whole foreigner thing, but in Ukraine it was more of a problem from english-speakers visiting about 5-8 or more years ago. A LOT of snobbish commentary, safely assuming that nobody understood them. BIG mistake, nowadays people seem more pc about it, basically everyone knows basic english at the very least in most cities. But japanese, YEAH, seems like the situation reversed.
Although I must say, from years of watching anime subtitled seems like I have picked up most of the basic expressions, ha
Alita: boomangelachibayuy on November 9th, 2009 01:47 pm (UTC)
Nice pictures. I need to start carrying my camera more placesjust to take random pics of those things that people don't ordinarily picture in Tokyo. Though knowing me, half the pics would be of all the adorable stray kitties.
ShadowNiteWolfshadownitewolf on November 9th, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC)
Ohhh those are pretty awesome pictures of Tokyo!
And your spinach pizza looks damn good! xD
0x0x on November 9th, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
whoa, I love that woman coming out of the building.
hagarenobsessedhagarenobsessed on November 9th, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
That sculpture I think is exactly the same as the one outside the Seattle Center by the IMAX film theatre and the Space Needle...
Anguilaelectragretchen on November 10th, 2009 02:12 am (UTC)
I can't get tired of your photos, really.
altaeciafaltaeciaf on November 10th, 2009 07:23 am (UTC)
Yeah that sculpture looks exactly like the one at Seattle center. I love your photos and that pizza looks delicious!
Janelle: Homer - put food in mechibi_rei on November 10th, 2009 07:39 am (UTC)
Oh I want that pesto pizza right now P: I love pesto anything!
☆: Dark; lost in the valley →prowl on November 11th, 2009 06:21 am (UTC)
Lol I am still commenting but your right not as much. I will try and comment more!

The clock is neat. The pizza makes me hungry!
chibicerebuschibicerebus on November 11th, 2009 07:45 am (UTC)
Oh I love the sculptures!!!