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Old November 5th, 2009, 10:18 AM   #1
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OSAKA, JAPAN

A quick and uncomprehensive tour of Osaka, Japan's second city. I wanted to share impressions of this japanese city, japanese urban culture and highlighting the tension between continuity/traditions and innovations.


1. London is beaten on the green/blue glass competition
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2. Watching the traffic passing by...above
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3. Metropolis
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4.a/b/c JR CBD : Osaka Umeda
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5. Is it preferable to protect ourselves from flu or gaming?
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6. Among the rooftops
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7. High - way
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8. Concentrate
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9. trafic sur tous les fronts
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10. Architectural mix
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11. Osaka Castle and gardens upside down
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12. Traffic can also be very high in the air
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13. SIMCITY
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14. Backstreet girls
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15. Network regulation
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16. Fab 6
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17. Skyline
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18. Tourism, well, a japanese affair mainly
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19. High street cloning
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20. Osaka skyline
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21. Repainted yesterday or money Laundering
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22. Fresh air
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23. For cars...
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24. ...and for pedestrians
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25. Spinning the wheel
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26. Osaka Reflected
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27. Undetected mushroom
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28. Facades not for sore eyes
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29. La Provence, the country of Olive oil (and diesel)
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30. Broadway japanese style
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31. Umeda skyline
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32. Contemplation urbaine
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33. Flying above the city
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34. SIMCITY 4
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35. The asian entertaining city
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36. La Grande Arche of Osaka
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37. Not the Midwest
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38. All aboard for Tokyo
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More pics (around 100) and videos on my Osaka Flickr Album
http://www.flickr.com/photos/manuel6...7622693544910/




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Old November 5th, 2009, 01:05 PM   #2
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nice city and amazing photo shots.
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Old November 5th, 2009, 01:06 PM   #3
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NIce photos mate, I love the density. What's Osaka's metro population???
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Old November 5th, 2009, 02:44 PM   #4
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Nice photos.....what a sea of concrete !.....other than the few parks.

I wonder if in general Japanese get to even be in contact with nature: doing walking/hiking in nature, agritourism, or doing sports outdoors.
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Old November 5th, 2009, 07:22 PM   #5
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Absolutely amazing selection of photos! I enjoyed every single one.
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Old November 5th, 2009, 07:34 PM   #6
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Awesome photos, including the skyline ones from Osaka
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Old November 5th, 2009, 07:56 PM   #7
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Very nice piccies there, a true metropolis.
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Old November 6th, 2009, 06:59 AM   #8
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Awesome photos!
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Old November 6th, 2009, 07:15 AM   #9
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Excellence! Top quality images. Osaka is very dense.
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Old November 6th, 2009, 10:40 AM   #10
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Awesome photos!
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Old November 6th, 2009, 11:24 AM   #11
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Great photos, enjoyed the witty captions more though
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Old November 6th, 2009, 08:30 PM   #12
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Thanks guy! I so enjoyed Japan!
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Old November 6th, 2009, 09:21 PM   #13
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Your pictures are awesome, Manuel
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Old November 14th, 2009, 12:19 AM   #14
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nice showcase. loved the building with the road going through it. that is wild.
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Old November 14th, 2009, 01:44 AM   #15
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Amazing city. Love those roads and concrete jungle.
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Old November 28th, 2009, 07:55 PM   #16
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Impressive views, thanks. Favorites are #4, 19, 32.
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