Friday, March 27, 2015

Living for the weekend, part 2

It was the nicest day this year. So of course I went out for a walk.

It started out  like a typical photo walk-about. I'm always looking for something interesting, like this entrance to a restaurant.

Or, this flower garden at Aka-renga-soko.

They used old train track ties to make the boarder of the garden.

It's nice to see so many people out enjoying the day.

Children frolicking.

She was like a ghost in a dream.

And, then she was gone.

Nobody in their right mind would stay indoors on a day like this.

The loaner

Sometimes the older folks like to travel in a pack.

I don't ask why, I just point and shoot my camera.

This was totally unexpected. Conditions have to be just right to get a glimpse of Mt. Fuji on the Yokohama skyline.

And, there it is again!  I think that's Cinderella looking for her glass slipper.

Oosanbashi is a popular place for couples to have wedding pictures taken by professional photographers.

And, by armature photographers like me.

I'm a detail man. Every little thing looks interesting to me; even a lamp outside a restaurant.

Spring is here!

The blossoms are blooming everywhere!

Jeez Louise!

Back to the important things in life, like enjoying lunch under a cherry tree.

Everyone loves cherry blossoms.

And, everyone seems to have an I-phone too!

These remind me of the old Hostess Snowball Cakes.

The tulips are blooming too. Can it get any better than this?

No

Cool clean water

A reminder that some people have to work on Saturday.

The charm and appeal of the Ookagawa river

The lanterns have been hung along the river in anticipation of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.

Last shot of a fantastic day. Good dependable transportation.

Thanks for stopping by!
Mike

Friday, March 20, 2015

Living for the weekend, part 1

Working Monday through Friday is part of life; I do it without complaint. Oh, but I do love the weekends so very much. That's when I can go out with my camera and just walk around and enjoy the sights as they unfold around me. These are some images from my weekend about 3 weeks ago.

The joy of spring is in the air.

Family

It's a good day for a walk

Some kind of festivities are going on here at Aka Renga Soko

Plugged in

It's a Ramen festival! Complete with outdoor heaters.

Correction - it's a Ramen Girls festival.

An ecco friendly way to travel around town.

Ride rider, ride!

One of the gates to Yokohama China Town

The people we meet on the streets of China Town.

We're all separately living together

We make eye contact, we move on.

Father & Son, a bond of love and responsibility.

China Town is one of the few places where it is common to see people eating on the sidewalks.

A delivery man pushes against a sea of humanity.

When you've had enough, walk away.

A quick peak at the elite in Motomachi

The road is long, wide too!

Everyday is a weekend for the birds

A stroll through Bashamichi on my way homeward.

I'm not the only one living for the weekend.

If I was that guy I'd put the phone away and give her all my attention.

One of the off-track betting crowd. The winners laugh, the losers cry... place your bets.

Hinodecho crossing

This one is for me!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mike