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17 January 2009 @ 02:35 pm
Part Eight  
Pictures from Japan, part VIII: Nara, Osaka, and home again

I visited Nara the next-to-last day I was in Japan. I didn't know what I was going to do, but a friend suggested Nara (and Kobe -- I never did make it to Kobe) and at the last minute, we decided to go there.

The last day, I wandered around Osaka a bit, then was off to the airport and (eventually) back home. Jet lag is a b*tch.

Shinsekai ("New World," but not so new anymore, and one of the most run-down places in Japan. But the old tower there is still neat, in an immediately-post-war industrial kind of way):



[Pictures start from the link to the right, older pictures are to the left.]

This is it, the last set. The whole set is available here.
 
 
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thjazithjazi on January 22nd, 2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
That's "run down"?
Perhaps the picture is, uhm, like a really good angle? Right off the sides are the rust stains, broken pipes, rubble, trash, right?

After China, it looks like one of the nicer neighborhoods.
Douglas Triggs: bad eggdoubt72 on January 24th, 2009 05:04 am (UTC)
Re: That's "run down"?
For Japan, yeah. Which is kind of the point.