05.12.2005 (Thursday), 09:54 PM

Tall and Grey (Day 1)

...grey, grey and more grey...

While driving into Tokyo this afternoon, it struck me that Tokyo to the novice must seems awfully grey and dreary. It is mostly because if you're in a car (or bus) all you can see from the elevated expressways are seemingly randomly placed buildings with all manner of dirty concrete and metal attached to the sides and roofs. Old and pretty ugly. However, not to be dismayed, when you're come down off the expressways you a thrust into the lower view of the very same buildings with their store fronts, and sidewalks and a myriad of little pieces of eye candy. Really a treat even if you've been there a whole bunch of times.

Posted by wjc