Saturday, February 20, 2010

"From Train to Train - Shibuya, Kichijoji, & Kokubunji"

Trains, trains, and more trains.  Not a complaint - it's a great thing to be able to go anywhere in a huge city like Tokyo have no need of a car and no car expenses (parking, gasoline, maintenance, car-related taxes, etc.).

"Shibuya Station - Between the Yamanote & Inokashira Lines" (100210-1833)

Starting by the exit gates for the Ginza Line, I walk down the stairs leading to the passage that goes past the Yamanote Line ticket gates and then on over to the Inokashira Line.  Being around 6:30 on a weekday evening, it's typically busy.

渋谷駅、東横線と山手線の間  東京  (Recorded on Wednesday, February 10th, 2010, at 6:33 p.m.)

"Headed for Inokashira Line in Shibuya" (100210-1836)

Walking through the ticket gates to the Inokashira Line at Shibuya Station, and getting in line for the next express, since the one about to leave is already quite crowded.

渋谷駅、井の頭線  東京  (Recorded on Wednesday, February 10th, 2010, at 6:36 p.m.)

"Standing in Line for Inokashira Line Express" (100210-1837)

While waiting for the next Inokashira Line express, people in a hurry rush up to get on the one just about to leave.

渋谷駅、次の井の頭線の急行を待っている  東京  (Recorded on Wednesday, February 10th, 2010, at 6:37 p.m.)

"Kichijoji Transfer - Inokashira Line to Chuo Line" (100210-1906)

After getting off of an Inokashira Line train in Kichijoji (that I boarded in Shibuya after waiting in line for the second one so I could sit down), I walk through the Inokashira Line ticket gates, go down the escalator, and over to and through the Chuo Line ticket gates on my way to the Chuo Line.

吉祥寺駅で、井の頭線から、中央線に乗り換え  東京  (Recorded on Wednesday, February 10th, 2010, at 7:06 p.m.)

"Boarding Seibu-Kokubunji Line in Kokubunji" (100210-1925)

Watching a Seibu-Kokubunji Line train come in and then climbing aboard.  Living such scenes is like breathing air for typical Tokyo residents.  Still - in spite of the world's best train system, Tokyo also has a bad case of internal combustion engine disease and is still busily destroying ever more of the city so it can be paved over to make large gray paths for the machines - at the expense of quality of life for the humans living in the city.

国分寺駅で、西武国分寺線を乗るところ  東京  (Recorded on Wednesday, February 10th, 2010, at 7:25 p.m.)

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

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