Nov 04 2022 12 CommentsJapanese souvenirs from the past An old, seemingly long-closed souvenir shop that in a weird way is now a travel keepsake itself.
I love the colors of the cab. Very cool!
Yes, the old-style taxis with their different colour schemes are always nice to see. Pity they are slowly disappearing…
Shutters for pricey souvenirs? There’s not even seagulls or pigeons hopping for a bargain, and those grey holiday clouds!
In this case, the traffic doesn’t detract.
Amusingly (for me) there’s a red car in the OMD video of the Wirral ‘Souvenir’ but without the white light of the taxi, or a roof for that matter.
Anything that prompts watching OMD videos is near enough for me.
It’s near a fairly rural train station so that often seems good enough reason for a souvenir shop. Or at least it did…
This picture reminds me of a scene in Takeshi Kitano’s Sonatine (one of my favorite films of all time).
Oh, interesting. Haven’t seen that one, so a very good reason to fix that omission.
That’s an interesting building and scene you have captured with it’s hint of Le Corbusier béton brut.
Gotta love your patient eye for the perfect taxi too.
The building sans text wouldn’t look out of place in Havana – but the overall vibe has the soundtrack of “Every Day Is Like Sunday” in my mind.
Very fortunate with this one. The taxi appeared in no time at all, so mercifully almost no waiting whatsoever.
It’s unusual for sure. Must have been even more striking back in the day too. But yeah, definitely befitting a more maudlin soundtrack.
I feel like this photograph could have been taken many years ago.
Yes, a real old-school look and feel about this one. Must have been quite the place back in the day.
Situated on a small plot of land on its own?
The cab is reminiscent of days gone by as well!
It seems to be, although more than likely there were other buildings beside it at one point.
Yes, I do like that style of taxi. All the different colours too. Sadly becoming quite rare in Tokyo nowadays.