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This is taken from a small hill top park and viewing platform from behind Glover Garden (Thomas Glovers Western style house and gardens). As the house crawl up the steep mountain sides, you get an unusual view that flat cities will never have. The houses look like a shanty town, being very small and close to one another. In fact everyone that lives in this neighbourhood will be upper middle class, and on a good income. Areas like this are nice to walk around, and see the community spirit, they are totally crime free. To reach most houses there will be no roads, and you can often see old ladies being carried by piggby back by taxi men carrying them up the mountains. Another interesting sight are the postmen in training when they are shown the complicated routes and mazes by the Postmaster Sensei. Don't forget in Japan there are no street names, and houses are numbered in their built order, which seems very random!

Nagasaki has some of the most expensive land prices in all of Japan, 2nd after Tokyo. This is because only 30% of the city is on flat land. Land prices get cheaper the higher up the mountain sides you get, strangely an amazing view does not increase land values in Japan.

I used a tripod, and a high zoom to tighten in on the houses.

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  • Copyright: Paul Thomas (paulianthomas) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 75] (264)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2004-12-22
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-07-14 11:49
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