Sunday, December 27, 2009

"Setagaya Tram Cab View, Shimotakaido Crossing, etc."

The last batch of video clips taken on December 16th, 2009, when I visited the Boroichi Street Market in Setagaya:

"Setagaya Line Tram Arriving at Tram Stop" (091216-1332)

Watching a Setagaya Line tram come in, and then walking aboard. The last part shows the ticket and change machine - the same type that is used on buses. (Recorded on Wednesday, December 16th, 2009, at 1:32 p.m.)

"Setagaya Tram - Inside View" (091216-1335)

Looking out the front of a Setagaya Line tram after visiting the Boroichi Street Market. View of the driver's operation of the tram and a view of another tram passing by (going in the opposite direction), etc. (Recorded on Wednesday, December 16th, 2009, at 1:35 p.m.)

"Jingle Bells Crossing - Shimotakaido Station" (091216-1348)

Waiting at the end of the platform for a local Keio Line train at Shimotakaido Station, I listen to Christmas songs coming from a local shopping street's PA speakers, and watch an express pass by. After the express train passes by, the crossing gates open and people walk across the tracks. (Recorded on Wednesday, December 16th, 2009, at 1:48 p.m.)

"Early Afternoon Inbound Local Keio Line Train" (091216-1351)

View of the inside of an early afternoon local inbound Keio Line train, with only about 20% of the seating being used. (Recorded on Wednesday, December 16th, 2009, at 1:51 p.m.)

"Inokashira Express, Kugayama to Kichijoji (091216-1402)

Riding in an Inokashira Line express train from Kugayama Station to Kichijoji Station. View out the cab (over the driver's shoulder) of the trip, including passing a couple of trains going in the other direction. (Recorded on Wednesday, December 16th, 2009, at 2:02 p.m.)

"Kichijoji Inokashira Line Platform to JR Ticket Gates (091216-1406)

Walking from the Inokashira Line platform to the ticket gates for JR (Chuo Line). There's some sort of construction project on the Inokashira Line platform.

This is one reason I think it's important to visually and audibly record this city - things change so quickly, if you don't keep a record of what's going on, the city changes from under your feet and it's hard to remember how it was before.... (Recorded on Wednesday, December 16th, 2009, at 2:06 p.m.)

"Chuo Line Trains at Kichijoji" (091216-1409)

Watching a few trains at Kichijoji as the Chuo Line train I boarded came in. (Recorded on Wednesday, December 16th, 2009, at 2:09 p.m.)

"Chuo Line Train Reflections" (091216)

Watching a reserved seat express train pass by from the front of a Chuo Line train. The passing train is seen directly, through glass, and in reflections. (Recorded on Wednesday, December 16th, 2009, at 2:13 p.m.)

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

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