A pachinko parlour is at left. This is a type of Japanese pinball machine, crossed with a slot machine. But here I liked the splashes of color, contrasting against the bleak urban landscape. The perspective caught my eye too. From Wikitravel:
"Nagoya is Japan's fourth-largest city after Tokyo, Yokohama and Osaka and one of the nation's major economic centers. In terms of manufacturing, as home to automaking giants Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi Motors, Nagoya is to Japan what Detroit is to the United States — which, along with being completely flattened during World War II, also explains why it's not one of Japan's top tourist draws and most tourists just zip through on the bullet train on their way between Tokyo and Kyoto. But if you do decide to stick around, there are plenty of car-related attractions, a restored castle, an ancient shrine and surprisingly happening nightlife."
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fanni (14381) 2011-11-03 4:43
you are absolutely right: the perspective and the colours are simply amazing! one of the best photos I've seen... I especially love this street lamp in the top right corner!:)
very lively view, very smart photo!
ManuMay (36083) 2011-11-03 4:43
Good daily life scene!
very godo composition using the street lines and its graphism due to building volumes and the lamps line...a very special mood in the air...cold mood...I like it very much...
DjoleEric (0) 2011-11-03 5:54
Odlcan vertical display.
Good depth, perspective and quality in general.
Hello and friendship.
Gerrit (50982) 2011-11-03 6:13
interesting to see so many bicycles parked here in this grey street. A very lively ensemble all together and an interesting daily life docuiment.
pablominto (53746) 2011-11-03 6:36
I'm happy to see that the bike seems to be the preferred mean of transportation for many!
They are cheap and fast in crowded city streets hehehe...
A fine recording, well framed and with many interesting details to explore!
jhm (144268) 2011-11-03 9:21
Excellent perspective image with the narrow long street.
I see one man with mask, also here is air polution with fine dust
The composition is very interesting with all the elements nicely separated
Very well done, TFS.
eldancer1 (32051) 2011-11-03 9:45
It's very Japan...tidy, orderly and clean street (I've never been to Japan but that is the image the country portrays, to me anyway). Love the colors. Good pov and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
patdeph (35748) 2011-11-03 10:33
you are right,the perspective given by the row of bicycles on the right and the walls on the left is impressive,and i like the colors of the posters that give again a splendid contrast with town.Excellent!
emka (86455) 2011-11-03 17:29
I was also in Nagoya, interested mainly in the beautiful (although restored) castle, instead of Himeji that could not be seen. also the chrysantemums there were terrific. here the typical japan scene - with the row of bikes, and pachinko. This pachinko were everywhere and it is something awful. and the woman in masque, i can't understand why they were it.
vasilpro (41099) 2011-11-04 1:15
Wonderful daily life composition from Japan, beautiful street atmosphere, excellent POV, lovely soft light and colors, interesting street view, TFS!
Warm regards, Vasilis.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-11-04 1:52
a very spectacular street photo with many attractive details, the composition is effective, superb depth and sharpness, great impression indeed, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
rodgerg (55767) 2011-11-04 2:22
An excellent vertical composition, well coloured too with the vived various colors which arise well. Image full of rythm too with the repetition of the lements on the left nad on the right.
danyy (0) 2011-11-04 2:36
le vélo semble être roi dans cette ville.
Beaucoup de profondeur et d'altitude grâce à l'emploi judicieux du format vertical.
Nicou (130091) 2011-11-04 4:12
Quel cadrage et captage de cette rue superbe iamge et ocmpo avec l cette lampe jaune cet alignées de vélos, superbe perspective et profondeur d'iamge.
Bravo et amitié
ashres (1055) 2011-11-04 8:34
you've got a nice slice of the city with great pov with good management of lines and curves. Nice inclusion of the lamp on the top. nice capture, have a great weekend,
Silvio1953 (130358) 2011-11-06 1:14
Ciao Chris, great perspective on beautiful alley, fascinating composition with walking people, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
Graal (100112) 2011-11-06 23:33
very nice colourful street. Good perspective and vertical composition. Photo I like a lot.
Have a nice day.
pierrefonds (60378) 2011-11-10 14:55
The sidewalk is sending my eyes toward the building in the background which is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the publicity flags. The late morning light is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.
serp2000 (42082) 2015-05-30 11:03
Excellent daily life shot! I have never been in Nagoya, but this vie reminds me a lot of places in another Japanese cities. These colorful posters make this grey street more picturesque.