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Tokyo 2016: Tokyo Tower (Gallery)

Tokyo 2016: Life Among Geometry, Under Tokyo TowerTokyo 2016: Romance Under Tokyo Tower
Nikon D610, 24mm, f/8, 1/40, ISO 1100

Once upon a time, the Tokyo Tower was the main “tall structure you gotta see” when you visit Tokyo. It was built as a broadcasting tower and became the tallest free-standing tower in 1958, surpassing the Eiffel Tower in height. Of course 1958 was a long time ago and many more high-rise buildings have sprung up, challenging the broadcasting effectiveness of Tokyo Tower. Continue reading

People Among Rectangles In Architecture 6

People Among Rectangles In Architecture 6Nikon D610, 50mm,f/5.6, 1/250, ISO 560

This is a curious thing. Among the boring, old buildings in an old area of the city, an old government-owned “public” building exhibiting striking abstract designs of rectangles and cubes. The people working and living here for decades do not realize this – thinking that these beams and columns to be boring but necessary designs from an era of less efficient construction methods. Whether this is true or not, whoever is the group of people who designed this is either miffed that their work never received any public notice, or snickering with glee that such a avant garde design sneaked past the uptight and boring regulators for government-owned buildings.

Among Rectangles 6

People Among Rectangles In Architecture 6Nikon D610, 50mm, f/5.6, 1/250, ISO 560

This is a curious thing. Among the boring, old buildings in an old area of the city, an old government-owned “public” building exhibiting striking abstract designs of rectangles and cubes. The people working and living here for decades do not realize this – thinking that these beams and columns to be boring but necessary designs from an era of less efficient construction methods. Whether this is true or not, whoever is the group of people who designed this is either miffed that their work never received any public notice, or snickering with glee that such a avant garde design sneaked past the uptight and boring regulators for government-owned buildings.

Cyclist In Urban Night

Night Lights And A Cyclist On The Way Home

Singapore: One¬†common comment I have heard from visitors to this country is how brightly lit this place is at night – not just the main city and shopping districts – but also residential towns and suburbs. I first reaction used to be “well it’s a small country to light up”. However a brightly-lit country really does contribute a lot to security and policing.¬†Whoever was the person among the nations’s founding fathers that came to this realization and pushed for its implementation – that was a stroke of pragmatic genius. Definitely a tip that any country could adopt for its own.