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Old May 25th, 2011, 02:20 PM   #1
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Two Toddlers Touring Tokyo

My dream destination for as long as I can remember was Tokyo, Japan (see the last 5 letters in my name?). You'll see some skyline
pictures sprinkled in, so it's relevant to the page. Of course, I had other subjects taking priority!









Anya (5) and Grant (1) at the Imperial Palace






As you can see, he was absolutely terrified.


Their first trip to any Disneyland


Forget exploring, this is more fun















Anya loved Ponyo and Totoro. We know where to go next time!



Kabukicho, by the hotel




Odaiba's Daikanransha ferris wheel. Grant, stop jumping on the glass floor!



Teaching Anya at Asakusa






Shinjuku panorama from our hotel room in Kabukicho >>>



And, finally, a couple of 10 minute musical slideshows


Touring Tokyo
http://youtu.be/5MtYdzklMUQ or in HD: http://youtu.be/5MtYdzklMUQ?hd=1

Disneyland and Japanese Culture:
http://youtu.be/CSIevnsbY2Y or in HD: http://youtu.be/CSIevnsbY2Y?hd=1


Plenty more photos and maps here in my sig:
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Old May 25th, 2011, 07:56 PM   #2
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Nice, unusual pictures. Is it your children?
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Old May 26th, 2011, 06:14 AM   #3
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nice shots and I like that cluster of well designed crapers.
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Old May 26th, 2011, 11:51 AM   #4
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Awesome, very nice photos from Tokyo
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Old May 26th, 2011, 01:49 PM   #5
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Nice, unusual pictures. Is it your children?
Yes. Anya is 5, Grant is 1.
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You have two cute kids..and the pics you posted are nice..
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Old January 5th, 2012, 10:35 AM   #7
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Update!

For my birthday, I got a Tokyo Puzzle with skyscrapers from http://4dcityscape.com/. They have a bunch of cities, but I wanted Tokyo first, for reasons that may become apparent in these pictures.

(Note: all pictures are mine)

My birthday present. Godzilla can't wait to get stomping. I hope he's patient, puzzles are not one of my hobbies. I have enough trouble with my kids' wooden puzzles: "No, Elmo goes here"


The bottom layer is a map from 1958 (4D=time). I got off to a good start, but it's kind of hard with 700 pieces of street grids. So I skipped ahead to the modern map, which would have all the skyscrapers.


And here's Tokyo!






Tokyo Tower stood out. This also gave me chance to play with my new lens (28-105mm 2.8-4 on my Nikon D2Hs)


Imperial Palace and Natl Diet Bldg


Shinjuku


Tokyo Sky Tree and Asakusa's 5-story pagoda (not quite to scale)


Who's waiting on the sidelines?


And now it's the little ones' turn


Tokyo has an infestation (in college, I collected Bandai Godzilla figurines)


Oh no, there goes Tokyo! Went macro on this one (85mm 1.8 lens)


Metropolitan Government Center, the buildings average about 1.5 inches tall.


Tried to match some shots from my November 2010 Trip to Tokyo






Darn, I didn't like them up perfectly. Guess I'll have to go back to Tokyo and take some more photos.

Here are the rest of my photos of the puzzle.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 10:39 AM   #8
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great shots, thanks for sharing.
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