There's this tower. It's rather big. You can't not see it if you live in the shitamachi. If I turn my head 90 degrees as I type this, it's right there, looming on the eastern horizon.
You'd think that I see enough of it, but you'd be wrong. I like stalking it from different angles and shooting it. Oy. I'm from Africa. I'm a hunter.
|Click on the photos to see much bigger versions.|
During Golden Week I launched a south-eastern approach, attacking it from its flank, as it were. I started walking at Higashi-Ōjima Station in Kōtō-ku and followed the Kyūnakagawa (旧中川), which forms the border between Sumida-ku and Edogawa-ku. When it got a bit boring, in other words industrial, I veered off and returned to Hirai Station. It's a very easy, very pleasant walk along some of the shitamachi's lesser known waterways, and you can watch rowers practising along the rivers and canals. (Sarah, I don't know if they were paddling or rowing or canoeing. They were in an object that floated on water and they were propelling themselves along with sticks. OK?) [Sarah is from Canada. She knows about boaty matters.]
That's it. That's all I have to say. Let's look at more pictures.
PS: I wrote a more detailed post about Kōtō-ku's rivers here.
PS: You are allowed to tease me about my Sky Tree obsession. I will grin and agree with you.
|This is how Sky Tree greeted me very early in the morning.|
|Getting ready for some action|
|I parked myself under a small tree and soaked up sun, silence and solitude.|
|Aren't we looking mighty fine this morning?|
|This is where the Kitajukkengawa (北十間川) joins the Kyūnakagawa.|
|It started getting a bit blah around here, but there were plenty of rowers to watch.|
|This factory made me decide to return home.|
|I think they're rowing, not paddling, but please ask Sarah.|