Sunday, March 30, 2014

Yokohama Tramport Museum

Tired of hanging out on the same old street corner doing the same old boring stuff? Well, get up and get going to the Yokohama Tramport Museum.

Located near Nigishi (Yokohama), the Tramsport Museum has a slew of refurbished street cars that were in service in Yokohama between 1923 and 1945.

As a fan of public transportation I was thrilled to visit this museum and check out the street cars.

The nice thing about this place is that all the cars are open and one can go inside and enjoy the beauty of the interiors.

People were sitting and enjoying the old world atmosphere.

A free rider.

It must have been fun getting around on these beautiful street cars.

A lot of nice detailed workmanship on this interior.

Woodwork and brass.

Replica advertisements.

Take the number Nine on the downtown line!

What a surprise! Emi's on the same car as I am.

Time to get moving on!
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Friday, March 28, 2014

Misaki Morning Market - Asaichi

As the weather turns slightly warmer and we are revived from our winter hibernation, Emi and I find the energy to get up early Sunday morning (0500 am) and drive down to the Misaki morning market.

The morning market sells fruits, vegetables, seafood and many other things.

We can clearly see the difference between apples and oranges.

This lady was selling carrots of many colors.

Spring cabbage from the nearby fields of the Miura farmland.

This guy has his roots in cabbage, in fact its growing out of his head.

This family operation is selling delicious fish cake.

Sun dried fish.

Fresh baked breads and he's proud of it!

Iseebi - what a treat!

This fruit vendor was selling by the case, and was doing quite well!

The morning market is popular with all age groups.

Marinated tuna - very tasty!

Some people can't wait to get home to eat breakfast.

The market is located just across the street from the fishing boat port.

We always buy bananas from this guy.

These vendors are a hardy lot!

Like I said, this place is popular with all age groups.

One can never get enough seaweed and this guy has many kinds to choose from.

Dried mini shrimp, yummy!

Sardines grilled over a charcoal fire - oh yeah!

Grilled marinated tuna is the breakfast of champions.

Satisfied customers heading home and it's not even 0700 am yet.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Fuji Neopan 400 Presto - Black & White Time

I'm still trying to find my way in the Black & White Film world. These shots were taken using Fuji Neopan 400 Presto film and a Bessa range finder camera.

A nice day for a walk.

Some indoor action at a collage art exhibit.

Ghost in the warehouse.

More art in the warehouse.

The Colonel in Monochrome - this must be good, finger lickin' good!

City over the bow.

The top deck at Oosan Basshi.

Bashamichi on a wet snowy day.

And, Yoshida-cho on the same wet snowy day.

Hinode-cho train station.

Even Nicky looks better in Black & White.

I wish I looked better in Black & White.

Only an idiot would take pictures of cherry blossoms in B&W. Enter the idiot!

View the blossoms like they did before color was invented.

The Blue train! You'll just have to take my word for it.

It's a shame that the Fujifilm company stopped making Neopan 400 Presto film. I think it's some good stuff that's easy to work with. Oh well...

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