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Yokohama and Osanbashi

Posted in Places by tokyobling on October 16, 2012

A couple of weeks ago while in Yokohama I took these photos of the fantastically colored sky and the city. It was a once-in-a-decade sort of sky, very cool. I also visited the international pier at Minato Mirai, the Osanbashi. Easily one of the most interesting landmarks of Yokohama, and one of the rare examples of perfect modern architecture. A must visit!

Costa Victoria in Yokohama Port

Posted in Places by tokyobling on October 6, 2012

Visiting Yokohama with friends last week I just had to take a detour to one of my favorite Yokohama landmarks, the Osanbashi and the International ship terminal there. Sort of blocking our view though, was the biggest ship I have ever seen, the simply gigantic Costa Victoria. The name might ring a bell if you remember the more unfortunate Costa Concorida that capsized of the coast of Italy earlier this year. The Costa Victoria really towered above the usually quite huge Osanbashi, even though we missed out on the view of Yokohama Minato Mirai, we were impressed by the ship instead. Funny thing was, on the other side of the pier, another huge ship was resting at anchor, but I forgot her name (last photo of the blog post). I wonder if anyone on these ship reads this blog?

Yokohama Sunset Revisited

Posted in Places by tokyobling on December 23, 2010

Forgive me if I lose count, but this must be the third time I post about the Yokohama water front sunset! I guess I just can’t get enough. These photos is a short series starting at the head of the Osanbashi and then moving all the way along the water front to the Yokohama Akarenga (the red brick warehouses), which must be one of my favorite sets of buildings in this world. There’s something about tall red brick buildings that just sets my heart going I guess. I think I took all of these with my 20mm Nikon f2.8 prime, a lens that has served me long and well but is now on it’s way out as I am looking for a good upgrade. No hurry though. Enjoy!

Cute Girl 1 – Osanbashi

Posted in People, Places by tokyobling on July 19, 2010

Spent a very hectic weekend mostly in Yokohama and Kamakura, still had time to get the camera out during the few well deserved breaks I could muster. I was at Yokohama’s Osanbashi (previously blogged about here) when I saw this wonderful father/daughter couple. The father, who I must say have a very interesting photography technique tried in vain to get his daughter’s attention. I however, had better luck! How cute is she! Courtesy of my fantastic 135mm f.2 lens.

Just in case you think I am going “soft” I’ll throw in a sunset shot (obligatory when visiting this spot) of the Yokohama skyline. I know I have done it before, but every sunset is unique, so here goes! Nikkor 20mm f2.8.

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