No curve was too sharp for them and their bicycle. No puddle was deep enough to stop them. -- Friends by Helme Hein

25 December, 2009

A Sunny Day in Shinjuku

By the 3rd day of being cooped up in the house at the start of our winter break, we were ready to break free. The weather in Tokyo has been so miserably cold, but the blue skies beckon you to go outside, despite the wind chill factor on your bicycle.

We went to the Nikon Plaza to get James' camera repaired and were greeted with this view of the city from the 28th floor of the L tower in Shinjuku.

This is just one of 15 shots I took to create a panoramic view of the city, all of which look extremely similar to this one. This gray soup never quits. The smog was particularly bad this day...although it's not always this visible.

A street in Kabukicho, Tokyo's red light district, hours before the streets become crowded with thousands of salary men and office workers entertaining clients after hours.

Ladies, which one of these men would you like to chat with, have pour you drinks and tell you how beautiful and smart you are? For an entry fee of 5000 Yen ($50), you can take your pick!

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James in the great divide...

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