posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 10:42 PM
OK, first of all, thanks to those who have wished me well who I have not responded to in person. I truly appreciate your kind thoughts.
Next, the following pics were all taken within the last half hour, from different angles.
Three things to note about these pics:
1) Note the lack of external structural damage in Tokyo.
: The city has come through amazingly well. I have yet to see any
conspicuiously damaged buildings in the city (though I am aware they are there). Most people's buildings in this city seem to have been damaged
intenally, if at all.
2) Note, in the third picture in particular, the absence of crowds
: This intersection is in Central Tokyo (close to the busy
Roppongi district). This picture was taken shortly after high noon on a work day. Normally you would see about 5 times as many people and vehicles on
this street, easily.
3) Note the darkening clouds (if you can make them out in my poor picture)
: It looks like it might rain soon. Will the rain bring
fallout? We'll see.
The first picture looks towards the iconic "Tokyo tower." (This is the last photo I will do that silly little paper trick with -- see lower-right-hand
corner...I trust that those who are reading this will by this point take it for granted that I am where I say I am).
The second picture is of the city in a different drection.
The third is straight down at a typical central Tokyo intersection.
ALL PICS TAKEN WITHIN THE LAST 30 MINUTES OF THIS POST
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edit on 3/15/11 by silent thunder because: (no reason given)