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Suburban Infrastructure by nim
April 4, 2009, 5:23 pm
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You can not miss the overhead power and electricity network, especially prevalent in the suburbs of the city. The residential streets are compact but never claustrophobic- the combination of high rise flats and this dominant electrical service layer amplifies the intimacy of the place.

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Bridges by nim
April 4, 2009, 4:49 pm
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Red and White by nim
April 4, 2009, 3:40 pm
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red and white

While coaching it to our hotel, the city unveiled itself as a concrete jungle  surrounded by small bodies of water. There were bridges and trees and this red and white chimney. These colours may be representative of the provision a safe keeping of the city and its inhabitants (rather like how we use black and yellow here in England); or maybe perhaps these colours are a strong and vibrant reminder of national identity. Certainly, the colour scheme of Tokyo Tower may seem the later is true; however these colours can be spotted all over the city, in a number of different scenarios.

Nimesh

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Dori by nim
April 4, 2009, 2:48 pm
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Dori

Initially, we were all quite apprehensive about finding our way round the City. This concern came from our research; we found out that many of the streets (dori) were not named! Imagine our relief when we came across our first street sign straight after leaving the airport! However, these nodes were few and far between- especially when venturing into the suburbs.