Photographs from a small group of islands
Sep 22 2014 18 Comments
9/22/2014 at 1:54 pm
You mean Waldo, right?
9/22/2014 at 3:23 pm
Yes and no. He’s Wally in the UK, Waldo in North America. No idea why.
Hans Horst says
9/22/2014 at 6:22 pm
Walter, Willy, Charlie, Holger, Effi, Waldo, no idea why they felt that Wally needed localization. 🙂
9/22/2014 at 9:25 pm
No, a real odd one. In other languages I can at least understand it. But in English it doesn’t make much sense. At least not to me.
9/23/2014 at 3:23 am
Agreed – no idea why either a Brit or American would want to dress up like that (and you’re not even in Akihabara).
9/23/2014 at 6:27 am
No, it’s a hard one to fathom…
9/22/2014 at 5:58 pm
I wonder whether he intentionally dressed to look like Wally, or whether it was just a coincidence!
9/22/2014 at 9:28 pm
When I initially saw him and took the photo, I leant more towards coincidence. But seeing the result later — especially the distinctive glasses — I reckon it was totally intentional.
Hans ter Horst says
9/22/2014 at 6:26 pm
Love the atomic boy drawing, just wondering if it is put up there by the council.
9/22/2014 at 9:33 pm
Great, isn’t it? Nah, it’s by Invader, the French urban artist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invader_(artist)
9/22/2014 at 7:35 pm
This picture is awesome. Had a huge laugh. Thanks!
9/22/2014 at 9:34 pm
Not at all. Glad you enjoyed it!
9/24/2014 at 1:41 am
LOL. Excellent. Made my morning. Who knew that book was a work of nonfiction?
Did you speak with him? I wonder if he travels the world like that. I’d think it’d be a pretty recognizable thing for many people in a wide range of locales.
9/24/2014 at 8:02 am
I know. Based on a real character, who, it would seem, isn’t all that elusive after all!
Nah, I didn’t say anything. Wouldn’t have known what to say to be honest. But yeah, there can’t be that many places where he wouldn’t be recognised.
9/24/2014 at 5:57 pm
I’m still looking for the dropped scroll and the female wally…. any hints?
9/24/2014 at 7:36 pm
Haha! You’ve got Wally and Atom Boy, how much more do you want?! 😉
Zeno Vassiliades says
12/12/2014 at 11:42 am
Is this near the Pokemon/nintendo centre or something? I remember being here one time i think back on 2007
12/12/2014 at 2:35 pm
It’s just past Tower Records on the right, when you are heading towards Harajuku.
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