Traveling the line between the two arches, spanning a couple of hundred years of history. Triompfe and Defense, ancient and pseudo modern within sight of each other. A photographic journey in stone. Enjoy.
First impressions of Tokyo. London, New York, Berlin, Lisboa, every city and country has its own cab culture. Over here it is the Toyota Crown, a reminiscence of the early eighties. Upright proportions, prestigious and lots of character. An affair between a town and a car.
If you are in Tokyo you really have to visit the Tsukiji Fish Market if possible. We have been there at a very late/early hour. Back to the roots of sushi culture. The place is alive and packed with small stands, highly specialized. The world biggest fish market is a conglomerate of traditional family businesses, stacked on top of each other. Ice crushing machines, little trucks swirling around, picking up stuff, people taking sampes. Inspiring!
We had to spend long hours in a small restaurant nearby until the market opened around 3:00 AM, but it was definitely worth the wait. At the dawn of day a last view at the freshly caught big tuna fishes. I get pulled out by a security guy who escorts me to the exit. This is not a public space! We were lucky to spend some time in this scene out of a Blade Runner movie.