難波の南蛮、戎橋の夷。

The City Itself

In the past I’ve mentioned Tsutenkaku, Osaka’s frame tower.  It’s got a lot more local history than the usual Japanese “city tower”, back to the gay old Meiji days when everything was brand new and changing fast.  One slow rainy day, I decided to visit and get a better view of my city.

North, past Nanba's towers to Umeda

Osaka harborland to the west

The Osaka WTC, just sorta hanging out by itself in the harbor southwest

The Abenobashi area just bordering Tsutenkaku to the southeast. That construction site will be Japan's tallest skyscraper by 2014 or so.

A symbol of the 1980s bubble economy- an indoor roller coaster, now being torn apart.

I CAN SEE MY HOUSE! Okay, not exactly, but my apartment IS somewhere in the center right of this picture.

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One response

  1. lord kelvin

    The north vista is amazing. Can we find a similar scene here? I don’t even think you can get that perspective looking west from the Sears – I mean Willis Tower.

    April 24, 2011 at 12:27 AM

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