Mittwoch, 2. September 2009

Uwe at Japan (2) - sights of & views from Tokyo Tower

C'est chic!

La tour Eiffel???

Non, pas du tout!

This is Tokyo Tower,
a communications and observation tower located in Shiba Park, Minato, Tokyo.
At 333 meters (1,091 ft), so approx. 8,6 meters higher than Eiffel tower, it is the tallest self-supporting steel structure in the world and the tallest artificial structure in Japan.

Built in 1958, the tower's main sources of revenue are tourism and antenna leasing. Over 150 million people have visited the tower since its opening. FootTown, a 4-story building located directly under the tower, houses museums, restaurants and shops. Departing from here, guests can visit two observation decks. The 2-story Main Observatory is located at 150 meters (492 ft), while the smaller Special Observatory reaches a height of 250 meters (820 ft).

This is a view from the second platform in 250 meters above ground level in Tokyo harbour bridge direction. But in my opinion the first platform in 150 meters is much more interesting for photographers, because you are not that far away / above the surrounding skyscrapers.

Have a look to the next two pictures...

Z O O M ! ! !

Tokyo by night, a little more interesting than Kleinkleckersdorf [dt.] / Podunk [Am.] in the evening... ;-)

Kommentare:

  1. Hallo Uwe, deine Tokiobilder sind ganz toll und am allerbesten gefallen mir die zuletzt eingestellten Nachtaufnahmen. Die Perspektive vom Tokio Tower hast du gut gewählt. Sieht super aus, LG Annemarie

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  2. Hallo Annemarie,

    vielen Dank für deinen Kommentar. Ich habe ja noch ein paar tausend weitere Tokio-Fotos. Nur allein mir fehlt derzeit echt die Zeit und Muse, ein paar weitere einzustellen. Ich hoffe einfach mal auf eine längere Periode von schlechtem Wetter (= gutes Wetter zum Sitzen vor der Kiste)... ;-)

    Gruß an Frank und deine ganze Familie und natürlich auch nach Niederstetten,

    Uwe.

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