Tuesday, April 13, 2010

"Trains Here & There - in Suidobashi, Iidabashi, Ichigaya, Etc."

In motion - going from one station to another; changing trains, waiting for trains, riding trains - life in Tokyo generally centers on the trains in one way or another.

"Yurakucho Sunset - March 31st, 2010" (100331-1816)

Pausing to look around at passing trains, walking people, and the setting sun in Yurakucho.

有楽町の夕日  東京  (Recorded on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010, at 6:16 p.m.)

"Changing Trains at Tokyo Station - March 31st, 2010" (100331-1846)

Getting off of a Keihin-Tohoku Line train at Tokyo Station, I begin the transfer walk over to the Chuo Line, the clip ending as I reach the base of the escalator that lead up to the elevated platform (the Chuo Line is higher up than the other platforms - a result of all the lines being moved over (towards the old station building) to make extra room for more Shinkansen tracks on the other side of Tokyo Station.

東京駅で京浜東北線から、中央線のエスカレータまで  東京  (Recorded on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010, at 6:46 p.m.)

"Suidobashi Station - Waiting for Train to Go" (100331-1856)

Sticking my head out the door of a stopped local Chuo Line train I was on, looking down the platform in both directions - wondering what the train was waiting for.

水道橋駅で、止まっている電車の中にまた電車が動き出すのを待ってる  東京  (Recorded on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010, at 6:56 p.m.)

"Approaching Iidabashi Station - Night Window Reflections" (100331-1858)

Looking into/out a window at night on a train nearing Iidabashi Station.  A very typical scene for Tokyo ....

飯田橋駅に近づきながら、夜の窓の風景を見る  東京  (Recorded on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010, at 6:58 p.m.)

"Iidabashi Station Nighttime Platform Walk" (100331-1900)

Walking down the nighttime platform at Iidabashi Station as the train I took there pulls out of the station (next stop Ichigaya).

飯田橋駅で降りてホームを歩きながら電車の出発を見る  東京  (Recorded on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010, at 7:00 p.m.)

"Walking Towards Kudankita from Iidabashi" (100331-1903)

Walking down the two-lane street that runs between Iidabashi and Kudankita.  Typical nighttime scene for a Tokyo pedestrian.

飯田橋駅から九段北へ歩く  東京  (Recorded on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010, at 7:03 p.m.)

"Entering Ichigaya Station at 10:00 p.m." (100331-2159)

Entering Ichigaya Station just before 10:00 p.m. after spending time experiencing the hanami festivities in Kudankita and Chidorigafuchi.  I rushed a bit, thinking a train might already be there, but it wasn't, so I might as well have walked at a more relaxed pace.  That's the Tokyo lifestyle for you - always hoping to save a minute here or there.

午後十時に市ヶ谷駅に入るところ  東京  (Recorded on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010, at 9:59 p.m.)

"Ichigaya to Yotsuya - Night Window View" (100331-2201)

Night window view (with reflections) from Ichigaya to Yotsuya, where I got off to change trains.

市谷駅から、四ッ谷駅までの夜窓ビュー  東京  (Recorded on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010, at 10:01 p.m.)

"Local Train About to Arrive Announcement at Yotsuya" (100331-2204)

An announcement at late-night Yotsuya Station that a local train is about to stop at track three.

四ッ谷駅で各駅停車の電車がすぐ来るのアナウンス  東京  (Recorded on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010, at 10:04 p.m.)

"Late Night Local Train Arrives at Yotsuya Station" (100331-2205)

While waiting for a faster train, I watch a late night local train arrive at the next platform over.

四ッ谷駅で各駅停車の電車が遣って来る  東京  (Recorded on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010, at 10:05 p.m.)

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

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