Saturday, June 28, 2014

1990 Shinjuku, Ginza, Cruise Ship, Etc.; 2014 Rainy Oji, Senzokuike, Tokyu Lines, Shibuya, Etc.

In this batch of videos from 1990 and 2014, what stands out for me are the 1990 visit to a big cruise ship at Harumi (that had just been built), a rainy evening in Oji, and views of three different Tokyu Railway lines.
1990 ひばりヶ丘駅-新橋駅 Hibarigaoka to Shinbashi 900626

1990 新橋銀座などの散歩 Shinbashi and Ginza Walkabout 900626

1990年の都営三田線 御成門駅-神保町駅-新宿駅 900626

This one is important as I didn't use the Toei Subway system very often, so these views of Toei trains are fairly rare in my material from that time.

1990 Walk into Nishi-Shinjuku 西新宿に入る 900626

1990 新宿夜散策散歩 Shinjuku Night Walkabout 900626
1990年 - 新宿夜散策散歩
1990年 - 新宿夜散策散歩
1990年の夜新宿駅 Nighttime Shinjuku Station 900626

1990 池袋駅-武蔵浦和 埼京線 Ikebukuro to Musashi-Urawa 900627

1990 武蔵浦和駅 池袋駅など Musashi-Urawa to Ikebukuro Etc 900627
1990年の朝通勤 池袋駅-田町駅など Ikebukuro to Tamachi Etc 900628

1990 田町お昼窓ビュー Lunchtime in Tamachi - Window View 900628

1990 On the Other Hand - Shinjuku カメラを止められなかった 900628

Taking pictures is one of those those things.  If you don't take any, it's easy to just keep going without taking pictures, but once you start taking pictures, oftentimes the mood will strike and you end up wanting to take more and more.  In this video, I'm on camera (in Shinjuku) saying I'm going to put the camera away for the day, and then suddenly I'm taking pictures a little further down the street - saying "On the other hand..."

1990 新宿夜とビヤガーデン Shinjuku Night - Beer Garden Etc 900628n

Izakaya places seem to be as popular as ever, but there seem to be fewer rooftop beer gardens now compared to 1990....

1990 夜の新宿駅 西口と埼京線 Nighttime Shinjuku Station 900628

1990 東京ドーム辺りの散策散歩 Tokyo Dome Area Walkabout 900629

1990 水道橋駅-桜田門駅散策散歩 Central Tokyo Walkabout, 900629

1990 Game Center Walkabout 水道橋辺りのゲームセンター 900629

1990 桜田門駅-銀座一丁目駅 有楽町線 Sakuradamon to Ginza One-Chome 900629

1990 銀座夕方散歩 Ginza Chuo-Dori Walkabout 900629

1990 銀座駅-銀座線を乗る Boarding Ginza Line at Ginza 900629

1990 銀座駅-雪谷大塚駅 迷子になった Ginza to Yukigaya-Otsuka 900629

1990 夜中 雪谷大塚駅-保谷駅 Midnight Trains - Yukigaya-Otsuka to Hoya 900629

1990 大手町散策散歩 Otemachi Walkabout 900630

1990 東京国際郵便局の一見 Tokyo International Post Office Glimpse 900630

I say "glimpse" here for a reason - I didn't record more than a few seconds inside the building, and not much longer outside.  This building is currently sitting empty, looking forlorn.  I don't know what the plans are for it.  I think I only went here this one time.

What happened, is that I needed to send something overseas, and so I went to the "International Post Office", but the clerk was rude to me, the location wasn't very convenient, and it seemed that everything I could do at the "International Post Office", I could also do at the "Central Post Office", which was much more conveniently located (right next to Tokyo Station), so this was (I think) the first and last time I set foot inside the building.

1990 晴海までの特別バス Event Bus Ride to Harumi 900630

I just stumbled upon this free bus service to an event at Harumi, but in waiting for the next bus as I watched one fill up, I was able to sit down in the front seat just behind the driver, and there are some good (if not overly long) views of the original Marunouchi Building (as the bus drove by) and the route to Harumi in 1990.  There have many changes since then!

1990 Harumi Shopping Event 晴海の買い物イベント 900630

This appeared to be an event put on by a collection of high-end department stores, where they got together, rented space at the Harumi convention center, and had a big weekend sale.  1990 was the end of the peak of the bubble years, and deflation hadn't set in, so a sale like this drew out a lot of people.  Coming out of the shopping event, I was wandering around when I saw a huge cruise ship (see next video)....

クリスタルハーモニー 新品 1990年6月30日の内部 Crystal Harmony Cruise Ship Walkabout 900630

It was fascinating to be just wandering around and to look up and see this huge ship!  As I comment on camera, it was amazing to me that such a huge thing floated!  Looking it up after posting this, I see that the length of Crystal Harmony (241m) is fairly close to the length of (former) Titanic (269m).  Some other ship sizes are listed below - the largest being the monster RMS Queen Mary-2 at 345m.

Crystal Harmony (1990–2006)
Asuka II (2006 onwards) - 790 ft (241 m)

Titanic - 882 ft 6 in (269 m)
Queen Mary - Length: 1,019.5 feet (311 m)
RMS Queen Elizabeth - 1,031 ft (314.2 m)
Queen Elizabeth 2 - 963 ft (293.5 m)
MS Queen Elizabeth - 965 ft (294 m)
RMS Queen Mary 2 - 1,132 ft (345 m)

1990 バス - 晴海から豊洲駅まで Bus - Harumi to Toyosu Station 900630

1990 豊洲駅から有楽町線を乗る Toyosu Station - Boarding Yurakucho Line 900630

1990 ひばりが丘横道とか Hibarigaoka Side Street Glimpses 900630

1990 田町昼散策散歩 Tamachi Lunchtime Walkabout 900702

1990 日本橋の夜横道 Nihonbashi Side Streets - Night View 900702
新しい電車 高尾駅-高尾山口駅 京王線 New Keio Line Train 140602

高尾山口駅-高尾駅 京王線 Takaosanguchi to Takao Keio Line 140602

王子夕暮れ雨 川辺り Oji Twilight Rain Near River Area 140606

湘南新宿ライン東海道線直通特別快速 新宿駅から大崎駅まで SSLTCTK 140615

元東急渋谷駅残りは少ない (Twilight) Vanishing Tokyu Shibuya Station 140615

Midnight Frogs and Waterfall 夜中の蛙と滝 140602

神田駅ホームの様子 Kanda Station Platform Wait 140605

Yamanote Line Train Entering Run from Train Yard by Osaki Station 140605

Purple and Green - Flowering Plant 紫と緑 花 140605

Stairs to Yamanote Platform 山手線まで 大崎駅の階段 140606

大崎駅-品川駅 山手線 Osaki to Shinagawa - Yamanote Line 140606

京浜東北線の到着 Arriving Keihin-Tohoku Line Train 140606

王子駅 夕方の雨 Rainy Afternoon at Oji Station 140606

Walking Towards Oji Station in the Rain 雨の王子駅 140606

王子緑 六月の夕方雨 Rainy June Evening in Oji 140606

Buses at Oji Station - Mysterious New Noise - Compressor Maybe 140606

Rainy Side Street Near Oji Station 王子駅辺りの雨道 140606

池袋駅東口 雨の夜 Ikebukuro East Side - Rainy Night 140606

所沢駅ホームの様子 Tokorozawa Station Platform - Rainy Night 140606

Boarding Seibu-Shinjuku Train at Tokorozawa 所沢駅の西武新宿線 140606

Train Going by Park 140609

Chuo Line Arriving at Shinjuku 中央線が新宿駅に到着 140610

Taxi Area by Kokubunji Station 国分寺駅隣のタクシー乗り場 140611

Construction Area and Noisy Students by Kokubunji Station 140611

新宿駅隣の工事現場 Construction Area Next to Shinjuku Station 140615

旗の台駅の木造ベンチ Hatanodai Wooden Benches 140615

洗足池の一見 Evening Senzokuike Lake - Short Look 140615

Mass of Carp in Stream by Senzokuike Lake 140615

洗足池の島の見回り 360 on Senzokuike Island 140615

Pedestrian Rail Underpass and Old Houses 140615

井の頭線渋谷駅ホームの様子 Inokashira Line Shibuya Station Platform Walk 140615

吉祥寺駅で井の頭線から中央線の乗り換え Inokashira to JR Transfer at Kichijoji 140615

洗足池駅に入る 改札口-ホーム Entering Senzokuike Station 140615

洗足池駅-旗の台駅 東急池上線 Senzokuike to Hatanodai - Ikegami Line 140615g

旗の台駅南口-北千束駅 東急大井町線 Hatanodai to Kita-Senzoku - Oimachi Line 140615

緑が丘駅から出発 東急大井町駅 Departing Midorigaoka Station - Oimachi Line 140615

自由が丘駅 東横線のホームの様子 Jiyugaoka Station - Toyoko Line Platform 140615

自由が丘駅-学芸大学 東急東横線 Jiyugaoka to Gakugei-Daigaku Toyoko Line 140615g

学芸大学-中目黒駅 東急東横線 Gakugei-Daigaku to Naka-Meguro Toyoko Line 140615

渋谷東口夕暮れ散策散歩 Shibuya Twilight Walkabout on East Side 140615

Twilight View - Ruins of Former Tokyu-Shibuya Station 夕暮れの元東急渋谷駅 140615

夕暮れ元東京渋谷駅工事現場 Former Tokyu-Shibuya Station Construction Zone 140615
Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

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