August 15, 2010

Look Up Then Down


This is another angle of Tokorozawa Rikkyo. And below is a view of the Seibu train that regularly passes under it.

The Seibu Line is famous for their yellow trains. But they actually have several types of silver trains with blue lines, too.


Click below for more lovely photos of bridges around the world!

Sunday Bridges

19 comments:

cieldequimper said...

How do I find so many bridges? Well... not in Versailles but in France!

I like the yellow train. It's like a postal train (the post office vans are yellow in France and Germany!)

Indrani said...

Interesting! Thanks for the glimpses from your place. :)

Francisca said...

What fun angles, Kaori. And I like riding trains.

[You asked, I answer: oh yes! Stay tuned, I am sure to post some castle photos one of these days! What a lovely area of town for your parents to move to! I thought the views of the city to the hills from the top of castle were wonderful.]

☺lani☺ said...

Cool! Thanks for the information! Have a nice week ahead of you!

Al said...

I love the angles on that first shot, it makes the photo very intriguing.

Linnea W said...

Japan has a fabulous rail system. These shots bring back fond memories of the many miles I logged on trains in Japan - and the many foot bridges I crossed! Thanks for stopping by at my bridge.

arabesque said...

have you tried riding on this yellow train.
a perfect angle! ^0^

have a gr8 week ahead!

Tracy said...

Cool! A bridge over the train tracks. Probably the safest way for a pedestrian to cross them.

Woody said...

It's neat that the bridge crosses over the trains, I don't see many of those.

T. Becque said...

I love trains! :) Actually I wish we had the commuter type that you do, that would be so helpful.

As for the "things" in my photo, I don't know what they are, something to do with electricty. A couple of people said they look like Japanese lanterns which I agree with!

Luna Miranda said...

interesting angle for the first shot. i enjoy train rides, they're fast and efficient.

Tall Gary said...

I was looking at the interesting angles of the top photo. It reminded me of something, somehow. Then it dawned on me. The angles go in the same direction as this sculpture by Raymond Duchamp-Villon. There are horizontals to go with the steps in a way and the circle to the right matches your 2.2m sign... OK, I'm pushing it a little. The title of the sculpture is Le grand cheval (The Large Horse), like the bottom photo is also of an “iron horse.”

We can see some of the other Seibu trains here. The former owner of this branch of the Seibu business, Yoshiaki Tsutsumi, was once the richest man in the world. It is interesting to explore the links.

Leslie Downer wrote a book about the Tsutsumi family, founders of the Seibu empire, titled The Brothers.

Mo said...

I love wandering around rail yards. Always so interesting.

Louis la Vache said...

As Ciel wrote, the trains for la Poste (the post office) in France are yellow - so this is what your yellow train reminded «Louis» of.

Check out the Myth...

;-D

Elisa said...

It´s a great view!
I love it!

Tall Gary said...

Oops. Lesley Downer (above).

Kaori said...

Tall Gary, yes the Tsutsumi family were one of the richest families...and quite scandalous, too! ;-)

Rob said...

Love the angles looking upward!

VioletSky said...

I like the way you framed the first shot - proving you don't need to show everything to make a good view.

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