Gloomy skies over Osaka

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OzakajōOriginally called Ozakajō, this is one of Japan’s most famous castles, it played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period. Osaka Castle is situated on a plot of land roughly one kilometer square. It is built on two raised platforms of landfill supported by sheer walls of cut rock, using a technique called Burdock piling, each overlooking a moat. The central castle building is five stories on the outside and eight stories on the inside, and built atop a tall stone foundation to protect its occupants from sword-bearing attackers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osaka_Castle
Somehow this picture attracted 3000 views upon upload, I’m very happy with the feedback I have got!

Shin-Sai-bashi

Osaka, Shin-Sai-bashi 
Do you see that shopping street next to the building with the Diesel advertisement? (bright path on right side of picture) That’s Shin Sai Bashi; The shopping area of Osaka. Fabulous. Absolutely love it. Downside is it was far too crowded to shoot all of the stylish people. Check flickr.com/photos/tags/harajukugirl/interesting/ to get an impression of that. This picture is taken from the roof terrace (full of trees) of a shopping mall. Had some warm green tea with this view, breathtaking Japan!

Docomo Osaka

docomo building 
Not a fabulous building, but it looked so creepy with the dark sky — I just loved it! It didn’t rain on the end, so the person on the bike prepared for nothing.
Metro 

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