These were the morning crowds heading into downtown Tokyo. This was the Shinagawa Station across from our hotel.
lie on the luggage rack to take these photos was only a coincidence
Early security guard. He didn't seem to notice that someone had stolen his bow string . .
Mary gave up, but Kay and Maureen came along and dragged me off before the authorities did.
There were a lot of college-age students in the gallery, but they were more interested in taking photos of the architectural features of the gallery than the actual art work. I suspect that they were architectural students.
Being able to just
It was all that I could do not to push that really big, red button.
It had that North Korean look about it.
It was a rainy day, but the grounds were well worth viewing in spite of the weather.
More muted colours and if you look closely, intricate knot tying.
Having read the sign (the English one) Mary informed me that making a small monetary contribution would be a good thing.
So we did.
Patricia pointing the way to . .
We, momentarily, became close friends . .
I think she was phoning the umbrella manufacturer for a copy of the user guide. You'll see more of her further on.
We enjoyed the marvelous exhibit of statues and paintings. I really don't need to comment on all of them, just enjoy them.
Mary and Maureen plotting something.
All of the works had descriptive notes, but I thought it too laborious to photograph them all. Fortunately Mary did with her photos, so we can always go back to hers to see who did what.
walk around her, made her even more interesting to me.
I would have loved to have photographed her with different types of lighting.
He didn't think that it was a very good idea either.
Love the way that the wood has taken over the man-made stonework.
Hhhmmm, that would look good at the back of the yard.
Just love the way bamboo is used in so many different places to help the ordinary look less so.
If you look down, you'll usually find something interesting.
Love the multi-coloured umbrellas.
Subway & train systems in Tokyo, albeit vast, are so well documented, that you could easily find your way anywhere . . almost.
A tad more complex than Toronto . .
We're not lost again, it's over there . .
It started out for Maureen and Kay, as a simple rental of umbrellas.
I took this one because I liked the way the light was working on the people.
Sorry, I couldn't help myself. What actually attracted me was her whole outfit and the colour of her hair vs. her shoes. Study in pseudo-pink.
This young lady was also quite taken with her.
When I'm shooting photos like this, it's always great if I can have somebody close by so you can get an idea of the actual size of the work.
Colour in motion.
Two young restaurant employees.
Maureen's turn to point the way.
The crowds were there, but not quite as intense as I'd thought they might be.
Common factor in most museums and galleries around the world - the shops and restaurants are always free
Two young gentlemen eventually came to their rescue.
I'm sure that there was a good reason for this staircase.
Most of the sites that we visited very fortunately had very clear maps as to where everything was.
Including people, adds a bit of interest to shots on a dull day.
Good thing for informative plaques.
Small welcoming committee.
In this case there was no English translation, so we were on our own to guess what it was we weren't supposed to do.
These are not slot machines. They're the ticket dispensers at the train station.
You check the map - find your destination - there's a ticket price for that destination - you put your money in the slot - punch in the dollar value - your ticket pops out - and off you go!
Just because I had to
Not sure exactly what it was, but it sure would look neat as a replacement for our front door at home.
Told you she'd be back. That's Mary watching me watching the young lady watching me taking her picture while reporting me to the authorities as a potential stalker.
I really do wish I could have found out who did this particular work.
Thank heavens for English
"You Are Here"
And again . .
Fortunately too large for Mary to bring home to our garden.
Mary reading the small print.
I find that even the grates are artistic in appearance.
I only took this picture because you can see the ticket dispenser in more detail.
Why is my nose growing longer?