City Life, Explore and Discover, Photography

Architectural photography – Umeda Sky Building

The Umeda Sky Building was probably the most recognizable landmarks around Umeda before the completion of Grand Front Osaka which is walking distance from it.

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The original plan was suppose to be double in size and build of what it looked like today.

This building project was started in the 80s but revised due to  Japan economic bubble burst of the 1980s.

It was completed in 1993 with half of what it should be. Back then it was indeed very posh and futuristic in design.

David Z

City Life, Explore and Discover, Photography

Outdoor Photography – Contrast of Light and Darkness

The Osaka Bay area can offer some good outdoor photography

Even when during cloudy days

Wait for that ray of sunlight shining through in-between layers of clouds

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Those buildings on the right are Nanko ATC , Cosmo Tower and INTEX Osaka where Japan will be hosting the G20 Summit & Ministerial Meetings for their first time.

Osaka is getting busy and crowded

David Z

 

City Life, Explore and Discover, Food, People, Photography

Visual Communications

Japan tourism ministry had tried ways and means to attract more tourists with hope and expectations to cash in on the tourist dollars many other nations are competing for.

But there have been long standing issues with free WIFI and language.

Japan is one of the few or last monolingual nation.

Majority of the 127 million residents don’t speak English!

A lot of the young people know English but they may not speak it!

Somebody did come up with ingenious ways to communicate.

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David Z

 

City Life, Coffee Connections, Events, Explore and Discover, Food, People, Photography

Universal City Walk Osaka

This Universal City Walk is just outside Universal Studios Japan theme park.

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Even if you are not visiting Universal Studios Japan theme park, there are lots of restaurants, cafe and shopping to enjoy here outside the park.

Can be a nice place to hang out with friends for a cup of coffee!

Enjoy!

David Z

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