- Jun 9, 2009
I don't often upload pictures except on FB or actual forums... could probably drag out my Flickr account if people prefer
Thanks for the tips It seems it only goes bananas if I try to upload more than five per post, so I may just keep to that and see how it behaves.
These first photos are simply from Chiyoda last Thursday. I flew in overnight to Haneda and was pretty tired, but as I couldn't check in to my hotel I walked from Tsukiji to Chiyoda and took some photos around there. Unfortunately there were a crap ton of Chinese tourists running about so it was difficult at times -_-
The Samurai statue is near (what I assume) is the Emperor's Palace.
The following photos are of the same area, avoiding the tour groups as much as possible!
I had some more which I really liked but unfortunately deleted -_- Damn you lack of sleep!
Also to note, this was all done the day before the large amount of snow in Tokyo.
You got some nice photos mate. Nice closeup shoots. Looks like Tokyo has a lot to offer to visit. -Are you hungry? Food is Fun!- Totally I love that.
thank you, great set, and what I like most is the info you supplied with it, :cheery: :cheery: :cheery:
that is one thing I wanted from Aquamarine's posts
In 1910 the Hiroshima Prefectural Assembly decided to build the Hiroshima Commercial Exhibition Hall to promote industrial production in the prefecture. Work started on a site on the east side of the Motoyasu River, to the designs of the Czech architect Jan Letzel, in 1914 and was completed the following year. In 1933 its name was changed to the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall.
When the first atom bomb exploded over Hiroshima at 8.15 on the morning of 6 August 1945, causing the deaths of 140,000 people, this building was the only one left standing near the hypocentre of the bomb blast, albeit in skeletal form. It was preserved in that state when reconstruction of the city began, and became known as the Genbaku (Atomic Bomb) Dome.
In 1966 Hiroshima City Council adopted a resolution that the dome should be preserved in perpetuity.
The Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall was a three-storey brick building with a five-storey central core topped by a steel-framed elliptical dome clad with copper. It covered 1,023 m2 and stood to a height of 25 m. The exterior walls were faced with stone and cement plaster. The dome was reached via a staircase located at the central entrance. The main building, some 150 m from the hypocentre of the explosion, was almost completely shattered and gutted: the roof and floor collapsed, along with most of the interior walls from the second floor upwards. However, because the force of the blast came from almost directly above, the foundations of the core section of the building under the dome remained standing. The remains of the fountain that had stood in the Western-style garden on the south side of the hall also survive. In its present form the building preserves in every detail its exact state after the blast.
The authenticity of the Genbaku Dome is not open to challenge: the ruined structure stands exactly as it did after the atomic bomb exploded on 6 August 1945. The only interventions since that time have been minimal, designed to ensure the continuing stability of the ruins.
Just an off the fucking wall thing to share here. I have no idea why in hell anyone would decide to choose such a photo as their first post in this section. Personally I love it. I admit I had to think about it a bit, and even research it, but love it I do. The photo, the monument, and the idea behind the monument. I only wish you had taken a few more pictures of it from different angles.
hodsgod: Since 1987!? Do you mean you have been Otaku for 27 years? If so that is just hardcore my friend, considering the limited access to the Anime/Manga stuff back then (maybe I assume too much). It would be lovely if you have now-and-then sort of photos. You know, 2 decades ago it looked like this but now here it is. Cheers mate!