Friday, August 24, 2007

Old and New, side by side

Thursday, August 23 - Osaka

One interesting thing about Japan is how you can find very old, venerable sites, like Osaka Castle, right next to gleaming, ultramodern buildings. This image caught my eye as I was leaving the castle. It's a view of the outer moat, with the original castle walls to the left. In the background is the Crystal Tower, a modern skyscraper and a local landmark. When I saw it, it looked to me as if the Crystal Tower was rising straight out of the moat. If you look closely, you can see the reflection of the main tower of the castle in the surface of the Crystal Tower's glass. I think this was my favorite image of our Osaka Castle tour.


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