Tokyo: Shibuya

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The Crossing:  Nikon F60, Acros100

There aren’t many places you visit just to cross a road.  We’ve loads of crossings in Northern Ireland  – press a button, wait until a green man appears then dander across the road.  Occasionally this will involve a car or two stopping and perhaps a few other pedestrians.  Certainly nothing for tourists.

The Shibuya district in Tokyo has one of the biggest crossings in the world.  Roads from all directions get a red light and then it’s a pedestrian free for all.

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Crossing the crossing.  Nikon F60, Acros 100

It is of course best seen from above  – there is a ridiculously packed Starbucks overlooking the crossing  – the phone is best to record this this.

There is of course more to the Shibuya district than a pelican crossing no matter how big assed and busy it is.  It’s a vibrant shopping, eating and socialising area making it great for street shots.

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Marlboro Men of Shibuya. Nikon F60, Acros 100
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Queueing for a traditional Japanese Wendy burger. Nikon F60, Acros 100
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Signage. Nikon F60, Acros 100
aCROS TOKYO SHIBUYA BUNTING
Bunting. Nikon F60, Acros 100
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Shibuya street scene and a Barcelona FC fan shop…    Olympus Trip 35 / Fomapan 100
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Tokyo Taxi . Olympus Trip 35 / Fomapan 100
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Shopping Nikon F60, Acros 100
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Night shopping Nikon F60, Acros 100
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Struggling handheld at night on 100 ISO.  Nikon F60, Acros 100
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True.  Olympus Trip 35 / Fomapan 100

 

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