東京スカイツリーライトアップ

13 Oct

The 「東京スカイツリー」 (“Tokyo Sky Tree”) tower will stand an incredible 634 meters tall once it’s completed next year and every evening it will be illuminated blue and purple on alternating nights (blue one night, purple the next, and so on).

 

What the Tokyo Sky Tree will look like illuminated in blue, once it's completely built.

 

What the Tokyo Sky Tree will look like illuminated in purple, once it's completely built.

Well, as I wrote in this comment I made last Saturday, the Tokyo Sky Tree was illuminated in both blue and purple from 6:30PM until 9:30PM tonight in a test run of the LED lights that will be used to light up the tower every evening once it’s done being built.

As expected, many people turned up with their cameras to see the Tokyo Sky Tree light up the night sky for the first time (and only time until next year).

The Tokyo Sky Tree lit up in purple tonight.

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10 Responses to “東京スカイツリーライトアップ”

  1. Charles MacLeod December 30, 2010 at 9:19 am #

    Thank you…

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  2. Charles MacLeod December 30, 2010 at 9:19 am #

    Hello…I really like your pictures.

    My Dad was at Camp Schimm in 53/54 and was just wondering if you ever met him…his name was Charlie MacLeod…from Boston Mass.

    Sincerely,

    Charles MacLeod Junior.

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    • tokyo5 December 30, 2010 at 12:35 pm #

      >I really like your pictures.

      Thank you.

      >My Dad was at Camp Schimm in 53/54 and was just wondering if you ever met him

      No, I’m sorry, I haven’t.
      That is a U.S. military base in Sendai, Japan, I believe. I’m not in the military and I live Tokyo…kinda far from Sendai.
      And, also, I wasn’t even born until 1969. I came to Japan in 1990.

      Sorry I couldn’t have been more help.

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  3. oldmanlincoln October 14, 2010 at 10:09 pm #

    @Tokyo5…
    I came to Hokkaido in the fall of 1953 and was transferred, in the Army, to Sendai in the spring of 1954. I stayed in Sendai at Camp Sendai and later at Camp Schimmelpfennig – now home to the National Self Defense Force or something with a title like that. I began taking pictures in Sapporo in 1953 and continued taking them even when we went to Iwo Jima and Kita Jima on landing exercises.

    Now, at home, and influenced by willow stick portraits and landscapes and the simple beauty of Japan, I still try to photograph things like I would if I was living in Japan. To understand that you would have to go to my Flickr Account and study some of the macro shots there of bees and bugs and birds.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/oldmanlincolnphotography/

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    • tokyo5 October 15, 2010 at 12:06 am #

      I saw your extreme close-up photos of insects, flowers, and birds. They’re amazing.

      So you were stationed in Hokkaido in the U.S. Army during the winter. Must have been cold.
      Did you visit Tokyo while you were in Japan?

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      • oldmanlincoln October 15, 2010 at 5:40 am #

        Yes, I visited Tokyo and Yokohama and Kamakura in 1954. Tokyo was small, not much traffic, and the place to be was the Ginza downtown. Lots of pimps on the streets and lots of taxi drivers who must have trained as Kamikaze pilots as they went wide open with horn blowing and never stopped until you arrived. Their big draw were the prostitutes who hugged any soldier or sailor, drunk or sober, who still had cash to spend.

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      • tokyo5 October 15, 2010 at 1:12 pm #

        Completely and totally different from Tokyo today!

        Have you visited Japan more recently at all?

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  4. oldmanlincoln October 14, 2010 at 3:40 am #

    It should be very nice to tourists.

    Please, if you have time, come to see my blog about Sendai-shi between 1953-1956.

    Sendai-shi

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    • tokyo5 October 14, 2010 at 1:35 pm #

      Were you in Japan about fifty-five years ago? I came to Japan twenty years ago and a lot has changed since then…I can only imagine how different Japan was in the ’50s.

      Were you in Japan with the U.S. military?

      Have you been back to Japan since?

      I just checked out your blog. Wonderful photos!

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