Osaka Photo Journal 5- The Skyline!
I spend a lot of time idling around Osaka like a scalawag, and I’ve been taking pictures even when I was neglecting my blog. Today’s theme- pictures of buildings!
Japan doesn’t usually think of cities in terms of “skyline.” It’s a real American term, apropos of the Birthplace of the Skyscraper, and a place where a good city is thought of as needing a couple good monuments to make it stand out on the horizon. Most Japanese cities have only started building above 100 meters’ height in quantity very recently, and most people here don’t think of their cities’ impact from a distance. Pretty much all the pictures of Osaka urbania I’ve seen are taken from “in the soup”, and it is a good way to get a handle on the density of the city, but there are actually a few good angles for getting an “outside” view of the cityscape.