Sunday, February 5, 2012

Extinguished

Oji, Tokyo

Before and after the fire


I had only traveled once down this shady lane with its inviting row of cozy little drinking establishments but always took comfort in just knowing that it was there.


Seeing the hind quarters of these corrugated metal and wooden shingled structures flash across the train window on my weekly commute through Tokyo always gave me a sense of continuity. Like an anchor in a sea of change, the place forever remained the same. Now that's all changed.




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