Search This Blog

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Tokyo Tower at Night

I see the Tokyo Tower everyday from my office window. And I do get a glimpse of its imposing presence every time I walk around Roppongi. But until recently, I have yet to get near it.

Unexpectedly, I did so yesterday.

I had an after-office appointment at the Tokyo Prince Hotel. Since I was not familiar with the address, I decided to check on it earlier. I was ahead by about thirty minutes, only to be told that the one I was meeting would be late. I didn't want to stay alone in the hotel lounge, so I decided to walk around. I saw a patch of trees and I decided to drag my feet through it.

And then came the surprise - the Tokyo Tower, with its lights teasing the skyline, was just right in front of me! So this was the park I was told about, where the best view of the tower can be had.

Good thing I brought along my handy little Canon, so the waiting time became shooting time for me. I just walked around the park, which was uncharacteristically deserted at 6:30 in the evening.

(the tower reflected in the glass panes of a building)

I did'nt know too that there was a temple near the tower. One thing that caught my attention were these little concrete dolls, lined on the walls of the temple. What they were about, I wish I knew.

19 comments:

Turismoboi said...

wow, looks like eiffel tower

love the pics

the donG said...

wow! i personally like the photo of its reflection. i wonder how tall that is.

carlotta said...

iba talaga pag spontaneous no? mas masaya :D

ganda pala ng view mo sa office =)

ScIoN said...

The little 'concrete dolls' you were referring to are called 'Jizo statues'. OJiso-sama is like the god of the unborn, or something like that. That is why those statues resemble babies.

The Gasoline Dude said...

Mas masarap sigurong pagmasdan yan pag may ka-holding hands ka na pa-sway sway pa. *LOLz*

r-yo said...

turismoboi: feeling Paris nga ako eh, he he

r-yo said...

dong: am not familiar with the height too. pero natuwa rin talaga ako nung mapansin ko yung reflection. sayang nga lang at di ko dala ang aking matinong cam.

r-yo said...

carlotta: he he. oo nga. biglang me nangyari pa ring maganda dun sa pagkakalate ng kausap ko. :-)

r-yo said...

Scion: Hmm. Ganun pala yun. Galing mo talaga idol! akala ko pa naman dati ikaw ang god of the unborn he he.

r-yo said...

gasdude: actually, i thought about that. lolz!

jericho said...

looks like soldiers in pink. gay battalion? ;)

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

elib ako sa reflection na kuha mo...galing...isa pang galing!

aajao said...

magnifico!

Anonymous said...

Wow!!!!beautiful!!! especially the one with reflections.. i cant paint this one. ganda talaga....

BlogusVox said...

Okay yung "reflection". Akala mo parang photo film na idinikit sa building.

tutubi said...

it's taller tha eiffel, right?
eiffel is just more iconic...i'd love to see both :P

Abaniko said...

TOkyo Tower is also prominent from the viewing deck of the Roppongi Building. Magnificent site!

Coldman said...

kala ko nasa Paris ka na...

pasama ah, pag pumunta ka dun. lol!

Gina said...

Photo opp!

Ang ganda . I do like the one of the reflection too.

Kung ganyan ba namang ang daming magandang mapi-piktyuran, okay na ring late ang ka-appointment ano?