April 29, 2011

View from a Pedestrian Bridge

A nondescript, ugly pedestrian bridge near Etchujima...

...turns out to have some stained glass panels. I love that the local community went to the trouble of making something as commonplace as a pedestrian bridge in a not particularly notable area of Tokyo into something distinctive and lovely, and that no-one has broken the glass or written graffiti over it. The only signs of wear and tear are the rust that has appeared on the bridge over the years. 

Spied from the top of the bridge: a Volkswagen that looks like it drove in straight from following Grateful Dead on the road in the 60s.

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