After wandering around Shinjuku station the other day I decided to do my (several times a year) trip up the Tokyo City Hall to enjoy the view of Tokyo at night: it never ceases to astonish me how huge this city really is! As far as you can see, all the way into Saitama prefecture, it is an unbroken urban landscape. The city hall itself was lit up in a new color scheme that I think has something to do with the Olympics maybe. I will always hold that visiting the City Hall is one of the two tourist things you simply must do in Tokyo. The other being visiting Asakusa. Enjoy!
When you shoot as much as I do frequent trips to the camera service center becomes necessary. I’m lucky to live in a city that has several official Nikon service centers but the one I used the other day was in Shinjuku, on the 28th floor of the L Tower. Excellent service for any mechanical problem you might have with your camera. The center being on the 28th floor also gives you an excellent opportunity to get some photos of Shinjuku from above! I took these through the thick window glass, which is always a little bit difficult. To really cut out the glare you need to have an assistant and a big black cloth, but I made do with myself and my coat to get these. You can spot quite a few tall landmarks, such as the Docomo Tower and the Sky Tree. Enjoy!
More photos of Tokyo from above! This one is of Tsukishima, I think. I was taking a walk along Sumida river the other day and I thought I should go up to the observation deck at St Luke’s Tower, but it’s apparently been closed for awhile, so this was the only view I could get, 46th floor I think. Shot with my new 17-35mm f2.8 wide zoom.