Photographs from a small group of islands
Mar 09 2018 16 Comments
A dark figure, in a dark tunnel, on a suitably dark day.
3/9/2018 at 2:15 pm
This is very cool. I really like the reflections! 🙂
3/9/2018 at 8:55 pm
Thanks. Yes, me too. Wasn’t expecting that at all, but the walls were unexpectedly really quite reflective.
3/9/2018 at 7:48 pm
3/9/2018 at 8:57 pm
Cheers. It was cold and wet, but I thought somebody in the frame might make for an interesting shot. Glad you think it was worth it!
3/9/2018 at 8:20 pm
That’s a very striking photograph. Quite dark and small. And those walls are so shiny.
I prefer this one https://tokyotimes.org/blue-lit-japanese-underpass/
and for personal use I love the wide open well-lit and scrupulously clean warren under West Shinjuku.
3/9/2018 at 9:05 pm
Yes, very small. One of the reasons I decided to wait and try and get a photo. The shininess (and reflectiveness) weren’t something I really thought about though. Didn’t strike me until I saw the resultant photo, so a nice post-shot surprise.
But yeah, tough to beat that blue underpass. That was very special. I still remember heading down those steps and seeing that blue light. A lovely moment. It was a genuinely beautiful sight.
Those tunnels in Shinjuku on the other hand I don’t really like. Very rarely use them, so I never feel confident about where to go, or where I’m going to surface!
3/9/2018 at 10:01 pm
I’m just amazed the Shinjuku tunnels exist. To plan such a huge underground pedestrian infrastructure is awesome. The walk from the hotel we use (exit C8) to Shinjuku station at 12mins (making use of the moving walkways) is quicker than via the courtesy bus – pleasanter too when it’s raining. Because they are so big and bright, and are peppered with the occasional arty installation, and can often be almost deserted, they have quite a Sci-Fi feel to them.
My sense of direction is hopeless above ground, never mind beneath it. But the signage is great and all I need to know is that exit B7 brings me out at the Kinokuniya book store, C4 beside the LV shop, S2 within sight of the Post Office etc. I did take a wrong turning on our first visit in 2015 which added 30 mins walking to some already very tired feet, but I’m more viligant now and my wife forgave me eventually 🙂
3/10/2018 at 10:24 am
The fact that it is quicker than getting the bus is impressive in itself. And to think they are so quiet is just as incredible considering it’s Shinjuku. Will have to give them another go the next time I’m there and it’s raining.
3/10/2018 at 1:03 am
Brolly good shot!
The blue one reminds me ‘Segway heaven, Shinjuku underpass’ . Very C&W.
3/10/2018 at 10:28 am
Haha, very good!
What’s C&W? The only thing I can think of is country and western which doesn’t really fit…
3/10/2018 at 11:39 am
That’s the one. It fitted as soon as I thought ‘Segway heaven’.
3/10/2018 at 3:49 pm
Ah, ok. Haha, I get it now!
3/10/2018 at 6:25 pm
What a marvellous happy link. Thanks for that john 🙂
3/11/2018 at 12:38 am
Aw thanks. Hats off to Lee and Goose house (band members excepted of course).
3/11/2018 at 2:53 am
I love this photo! The construction and the atmosphere are perfect. Keep up the good work!
3/11/2018 at 10:07 am
Thank you! Thought it had potential, and got lucky with the fella turning up with his umbrella after a very short wait. All too often that isn’t the case…
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