Hello ATS. It just so happens that old Silent Thunder, having a taste for trouble of all sorts, happens to be in Tokyo for a bit.
I am fine...far better than most, actually, considering the luxurious appointments of which I have availed myself for this jaunt. I witnessed the
quake from one of the taller buildings in the city Friday afternoon, following which I walked for about 6 hours through the congested downtown to the
very other end of the city. That in itself was a pretty wild experience...as others have observed , the lack of looting, chaos, etc. was remarkable
and everyone was quite polite and well-behaved.
I know, I know, "Pics or it didn't happen." OK, here you go. You will have to forgive me, I'm not a very good photographer and I'm not particularly
comfortable with cameras anyway, but this is all I can trigger up for now:
Picture One: A not-very-good skyline balcony shot, looking north from central Tokyo.
Pictures Two and Three: In the subway station this moring. A bit empty for a weekday in the world's biggest city, but not deserted by any means.
Pic Three: Empty convenience-store shelves.
I plan to stay here for a while at least, although my associates and family members are urging me to leave. I shall sit here sipping this fine
champagne room service sent up and then I shall enjoy some doomsday relaxation with my winsome companion. Such relaxation, my friends, will
undoubtedly take the form of a game of scrabble or some such. Enquire no further. Following that, I shall check the markets and settle in for whatever
I have plenty of supplies and all the trimmings.
I have a high-end Geiger counter.
I have the soul of a true adreniline junkie.
And I have ATS.
I will be staying here for awhile unless the radiation truly gets unbearable. More observations to come, and possibly photos, although as stated above
I'm not a photo person. I'll be happy to take any questions, etc. insofar as I am able to without revealing Personal Info.
edit on 3/15/11 by silent thunder because: (no reason given)