A Semi-Week off from Work and Birthday Celebrations

Hey readers how’s it been?

Don’t worry this won’t be another update post. In fact this will be a kind of diary of what I did last week for my birthday celebrations.

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A Walk around Osaka Castle Park

I follow the crowd as they make their way to the gates of the station. I notice an elderly gentleman dressed in blue uniform standing off to the left shouting to everyone to,” walk towards the exit in an orderly fashion “as he holds a megaphone to his face. One by one we go through the gates placing our train cards on top of the ticket swipe machines.

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Another Walk Around Osaka: Pictures Only

Osaka (3)

So the title says “Another Walk Around Osaka: Pictures Only” but I have added text to this blog. The reason that I have done this is due to the fact that I suck at creating only photo blogs. I have tried to make this blog look nice but I can’t seem to work it out. So if anyone out there with the skill to enlighten me on how to do this is more than welcome to contact me.

Osaka (1)These photos are of me having a nice walk around Osaka on a cold Sunday morning. I thought I would try and capture the essence of downtown Umeda. The photo to the right was taken as I walked out of Osaka JR station and walked towards Fukushima and Noda Hanshin.

Osaka (4)On the left is a nice office building with lots of pane windows. A number of large office buildings in Umdea are half empty with only a few businesses residing in them. If you go to one of many restaurants nearer Osaka JR station and choose one that is on the 10th floor of an apartment building you can see a number of these office buildings with floors completely stripped down to just their concrete floors and columns.

Osaka (6)On the right is picture of me strolling down the street after having lunch at the Outback; I had a cheeseburger and chips which went down nicely.

Osaka (10)A decaying building on the left and at first glance it looks at some point a construction company had halted the building of whatever this was going to be. The rust and colouring of the concrete gives off the impression that it’s been like this for a number of years. I wonder if it is safe and not about to fall down on the tightly packed buildings surrounding it?

To answer my own question I decided to take a closer look and found out that the building is being used as a cheap car park. The ground and second floors are only in use.

Random walk about in Osaka

One of the things I like to do when I meet up with my friend is go for a randam walk about around Osaka/ Umeda. These walk abouts are unplanned and we just buy a beer and set out walking and talking. All walkabouts are unplaned which means I can explore places that I have never seen before and snap these photos.