The place which has still left the atmosphere of Showa is located in one corner in remarkable Tokyo West Shinjuku a change. It is West Shinjuku 5-chome located in the west side of a skyscraper town. The laundry, the small bar, the sushi shop, etc. are located in a line with the both sides of the narrow winding alley. It is the place which left that retro atmosphere like which the time has stopped for dozens of years. The flowerpots and pet bottles were placed in front of the shop, the shopowner will enjoy the green plant instead of it because maybe there will not be garden in house. And, I could see Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office in the distance from the space of the alley. Someday, this retro area will be again born in redevelopment of skyscraper construction.
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pajaran (48605) 2013-10-06 6:21
Interesanat i dobar tekst o mestu, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na ulicu i prodavnice ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazna arhitektura i fasade sa detaljima i lepim cvecem.
Interesting and good article about the place, with the given data ...
A nice view of the street and shops ...
Good composition and perspective, nice demonstration architecture and facade details and beautiful flowers.
All the best.
PeterDF (418) 2013-10-06 7:28
A very nice photo by you here, Mikio...really shows the charm of this cute, little alley, with the sun shining on the flowers and pots. It is a little piece of a different time tucked away in this area of Tokyo. Very nicely done by you.
ikeharel (52523) 2013-10-07 1:24
Someone put the plants pots on the sunny-side of the street, probably any day goe's by and light is only over this side of the street.
Well managed DOF and distinguished nicely the shaded area.
abmdsudi (39794) 2013-10-07 8:23
A charming neighbourhood seen thru the spotless narrow alley on a bright morning light, it's bright and clear and so neatly well maintained. Full of its own uniqueness and beautiful. The green plant and some vivid colour ulor have brought lts of liveliness even though without people interaction The glimps of high rise buildings in the distant are well scene from this viewpoint illustrating your note perfectly. Nicely done shot and thks for sharing, Congrats
mcmtanyel (10639) 2013-10-10 13:24
I like scenes like this better than photos of well-known landmarks. It's probably because big landmarks have been photographed by many and have become familiar. It is narrow alleys like this that are more interesting to me.
I like the way the markings on the pavement point to the high rises which make a nice contrast to humble, quiet scenery in the foreground.
PS. Sorry I don't have a new entry today, my latest upload got confiscates by an over eager beaver on the pretext of excessive post processing.
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-28
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax K10 D, Pentax DA 50-200 f4-5.6 ED
- Exposure: f/6.7, 1/350 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-06 6:06