vermilion

2017-11-13 – Monday – 01:27:14
vermilion

Closer, watching workers walk the scaffold on the sloping face of a building.

The next few hours were spent roaming the streets of Shibuya 渋谷. Tunnels packed with bicycles and barely space to walk. Vending machines tucked in nooks of otherwise vacant alleys. Occasional groups of neatly stacked crates of garbage or cardboard boxes. But, most unexpectedly, repeat instances of graffiti that proclaimed, as if to remind, “TOKYO IS YOURS”.

stand alone complex

2017-11-07 – Tuesday – 01:29:04
stand alone complex

Further lost in the rooftop detail, tiny cities of equipment like a robotic Fira.

finite element method

2017-11-04 – Saturday – 01:50:42
finite element method

Shades of white on white and that distinctive feature of sheared buildings. Smooth tiles against diffuse concrete and grit.

the edge

2017-10-29 – Sunday – 01:31:04
the edge

Rooms with views cost more, but it's nice to look into the city fractal.

of tommib

2017-10-24 – Tuesday – 04:38:59
of tommib

Back through the heart of Shibuya 渋谷 and up to the 26th of Cerulean Tower セルリアンタワー for a break to appreciate the afternoon view.

A stream in the shadows of an urban canyon.

flying over things

2017-10-01 – Sunday – 17:36:35
flying over things

The busy crosswalk adjacent the west end of the station, rail lines floating overhead.

Up on the platforms I looked at the skinny advertisements cladding the Yodobashi-Akiba ヨドバシAkiba building opposite and waited, just a moment, for the next train on the Yamanote Line 山手線.

loopholes

2017-09-26 – Tuesday – 01:46:08
loopholes

A pachinko パチンコ and slot machine parlour. Legally you can't win money at such venues, but there's an arrangement whereby the prizes you win can be exchanged for cash at separate stores located in convenient proximity.

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