Jun 22 2016 6 CommentsTokyo architectural contrasts The stark contrast between Tokyo’s old and new. Plus the somewhat unexpected sight of an elderly person amidst the dereliction.
It’s like right out of a SciFi flick, or an anime. Post apocalyptic world, or one where the elites live in space cities. How crazy is it that this stuff is real now?
Thank you. It’s a fascinating little spot. Always wanted somebody in the frame, and I finally got my wish.
It does have that element about it, doesn’t it? Unreal and yet all too real.
The Science Fiction feel of this photograph is what struck me first too. Somewhat like the film Logans Run or art by Tim White (Monument) or Bruce Pennington (Children of Tomorrow cover).
When up in the Skytree, like any good tourist, I took lots of images and I did notice that the nature of buildings not far away were lower and generally smaller. Even a few what I took to be small cemetary-like plots.
The Skytree shadow of revitalization certainly has not swept over this place yet.
I was very sceptical about the revitalisation that Tokyo Skytree was supposed to create. To be honest though, this area has changed enormously since Skytree was built. Not this particular plot, admittedly, but nearby there are so many new houses it’s incredible. Now whether or not it’s mere coincidence I don’t know, but there certainly has been a change. A change that I personally feel has made the area a lot less interesting. The character is fast disappearing. That said, I don’t live there. I also don’t live in an old, wooden house. And for those that do/did, comfort is presumably far more important than character.
Really love this one! Very cool! 🙂
Thank you! Very pleased the way it came out.