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Stalking Sky Tree again (but from another direction)

I can't remember when or why Lina was bugging me for Sky Tree photos (actually she's always doing it), but it was a beautiful day for another walkpedition and I wanted to get new photos before fellow blogger Dru beat me to it. I knew he'd get great night shots and close-ups, so I opted for the other extreme: a blue sky with the tower on the distant horizon.

It also fit in well with my current major exploration: walking* along the Sumida River from its origin in Kita-ku to Tokyo Bay, taking photos of bridges and other interesting sites. I've done most of it; today I walked to Tsukishima and Kachidoki. It took longer than I expected, because I kept getting sidetracked into tiny alleys.  This Tokyo neighbourhood is one of my favourites.

* I must add in all fairness, and for the sake of journalistic integrity, that I did the upper part in Kita-ku and Adachi on the back of The Hero's motorbike. He was a true knight in shining armour who offered his services as my chauffeur, and thank heavens he did: that upper part would've been a very long walk.

I'm not going to tell you about the Sumida River and the mind-boggling flood control system in the shitamachi yet – the more I read about it, the more apparent it becomes that further research is necessary – it's fascinating – but I'll share a few Sky Tree photos I took today, all of them from Tsukudajima. Click on the photos to see bigger versions.

リナーさん、どうぞ! (I'm not going to identify the bridges yet. Wait. Grin.)








A few bonus photos: Tsukudajima

Early hydrangea

Early iris

Boats 'n stuff

More boats 'n stuff

The Great Sphinx of Giza in Tokyo (pavement decoration)

Another pavement decoration

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